The Emancipatory City?: Paradoxes and Possibilities

SAGE
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'The Emancipatory City is a wonderful addition to a growing literature on the public culture of the city. In these spaces, tolerance and intolerance, difference and indifference, transgressions, resistances, and playful spontaneity erupt to give texture to urban life. The book broadens our gaze and deepens our understanding of how cities enable people to express themselves and be free' - Robert A Beauregard, New School University, New York

Who are cities for? What kinds of societies might they most democratically embody? And, how can cities be emancipatory sites?

The ambivalent status of urban space in terms of emancipation, democratisation, justice and citizenship is central to recent work in urban geography, `new' cultural geography, critical geography and postmodern planning, as well as literature on urban social justice, public space and the politics of identity.

Seeking alternative and progressive visions of the emancipatory city through an exploration of the tensions and possibilities between the freedoms and constraints offered by the city, the authors of The Emancipatory City? build on this wealth of current perspectives to present an critical analysis of urban experience.

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About the author

Loretta Lees is professor of human geography and director of research in the Department of Geography at the University of Leicester, UK.

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Publisher
SAGE
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Published on
Aug 31, 2004
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Pages
256
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ISBN
9781412932714
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Language
English
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Genres
Science / Earth Sciences / Geography
Social Science / Human Geography
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This content is DRM protected.
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