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Cities: Reimagining the Urban

3.35  ·  Rating Details ·  26 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
This book develops a fresh and challenging perspective on the city. Drawing on a wide and diverse range of material and texts, it argues that too much contemporary urban theory is based on nostalgia for a humane, face-to-face and bounded city. Amin and Thrift maintain that the traditional divide between the city and the rest of the world has been perforated through urban e ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published March 22nd 2002 by Polity Press
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Sep 11, 2014 Andrew added it
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It's hard to know where I stand on this one.

Here we have two cogent theorists, working together, who have done some research, have some decent ideas about how cities function, and yet have produced a book with some remarkably empty-headed ideas about the modern city. I suppose they wanted to reverse the gloom and doom of previous Marxist denunciations. So they politicize the personal into nonsense, veering dangerously close to Richard Florida levels of vapidity.

Books like this remind me of how D
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Good content but very difficult read. You tend to have to reference other authors and sources as you're reading this. Two stars for this reason only.
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