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Space, Form, and Urbanity
Space, Form, and Urbanity
Greig Charnock

(Social) space is a (social) product. (Lefebvre, 1991: 26)

By its actions, this society no longer accepts space as a container, but produces it; we do not live, act and work ‘in’ space so much as by living, acting, and working we produce space. (Smith, 2008: 116)

In its most general sense, Critical Theory aims to critique existing society as well as ‘traditional’ theories of that society: more precisely, it aims to ‘penetrate the world of things to show the underlying relations between persons’ (Aronowitz, 2015: 106) – to reveal the ‘human bottom of nonhuman things’ (Horkheimer, 2002: 142). Critical Theory thus attaches to ‘critique’ a very specific meaning (Bonefeld, 2001). Given that in ...

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