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Anna M. Agathangelou

In: The SAGE Handbook of the 21st Century City

Chapter 19: The Time of and Temporal (Un)Civility of the City: MENA Urban Insurgencies and Revolutions1

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The Time of and Temporal (Un)Civility of the City: MENA Urban Insurgencies and Revolutions1
The Time of and Temporal (Un)Civility of the City: MENA Urban Insurgencies and Revolutions
Anna M. Agathangelou
Introduction

There is no shortage of accounts of the urban's role in radical protests, in which workers and students unite with cries of ‘Change Life! Change Society!’ (Lefebvre 1991: 59; Castells 1983, 1977; Fainstein and Fainstein 1974). Scholars like Lefebvre, Soja (1989), or Harvey (2009; 2005) see space as a dynamic location out of which the modern world emerges. Harvey complicates our understanding by identifying three levels at which space operates: the absolute space of the state; the relative space at which social forces engage one another; and the relational ...

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