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The author of the book: Joan Copjec
Edition: Verso Books
Date of issue: 17 Jun 1999
EAN: 1859848923
ISBN: 9781859848920
Language: English
Format files: Epub, PDF
The size of the: 5.83 MB
City - Country: London, United Kingdom

Full description of the book Giving Ground : The Politics of Propinquity:

This text is prompted by two phenomena whose paradoxical convergence is seen by some to be altering the experience of urban relations and city planning. On the one hand, forces of globalization push towards conditions of homogenization and deterritorialization, while on the other, a surging politics of identity barricades various groups behind particular claims and ignites violent persecutions. The covert relations between these two phenomena is the focus of this volume of essays. The contributors seek to address a number of broad questions, including: what is the role and limit of urban space in the expression of group and individual rights and PDF desires?; do democratic social relations require spatial propinquity?; what, if any, are the characteristics of democratic urban space?; and what role does the individuality of cities play in the production of political culture?

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About the author Joan Copjec

Joan Copjec is Professor of English and Comparative Literature and Director of the Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Culture at the State University of New York, Buffalo. Michael Sorkin is an award-winning architect and Distinguished Professor of Architecture and Director of the Graduate Program in Urban Design at the City College of New York. His books include "The Next Jerusalem, After the World Trade Center, Twenty Minutes in Manhattan" and "All Over the Map." Ariela Azoulay teaches political thought and visual culture at Brown University. Her website can be found here. Etienne Balibar is a French Marxist philosopher and the most celebrated student of Louis Althusser. He is also one of the leading exponents of French Marxist philosophy and the author of "Spinoza and Politics," "The Philosophy of Marx" and co-author of "Race, Nation and Class" and "Reading Capital."

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