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Urban Cultures

The concept of urban culture refers to two distinct aspects of social life. On the one hand, urban culture expresses the impact of the city as a whole on the people and their lives; on the other hand, it refers to the production of the city by its population. Moreover, the concept of urban cultures, in the plural, highlights the multiplicity of actors, dimensions, and processes involved in the city fabric. To say that every city has distinct urban cultures and to point out that cities are produced by different urban cultures is to give an adequate weight to the fact that any urban agglomerate is highly autonomous, that people's interaction is productive of distinctive social goods we usually call cultures. To say it in ...

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