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Giving ground : the politics of propinquity

Author: Joan Copjec; Michael Sorkin
Publisher: New York : Verso, 1999.
Series: S (London, England), 3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Giving ground.
New York : Verso, 1999
(OCoLC)607120057
Online version:
Giving ground.
New York : Verso, 1999
(OCoLC)608396159
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joan Copjec; Michael Sorkin
ISBN: 1859848923 9781859848920 1859841341 9781859841341
OCLC Number: 40714172
Description: 312 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: traffic in democracy / Michael Sorkin ---
I. The Global, Intimate, and the Empty. 1. Three, two, one, contact: Times Square Red, 1998 / Samuel R. Delany --
2. Globalization and the formation of claims / Saskia Sassen --
3. 'New urbanism' an its discontents / Dean Maccannell ---
II. Borderlands. 4. Save as Jerusalems / Ariella Azoulay --
5. Algeria, France: one nation or two? / Etienne Balibar ---
III. Urban Guerillas. 6. Reasonable urbanism / Rosalyn Deutsche --
7. The compulsion to repeat femininity / Lauren Berlant --
8. The tomb of perseverance: on Antigone / Joan Copjec --
9. Antigone agonistes: urban guerilla or guerilla urbanism? The Red Army faction, Germany in autumn and Death game / Thomas Elsaesser.
Series Title: S (London, England), 3.
Responsibility: edited by Joan Copjec and Michael Sorkin.

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