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There has been a renewed interest in space among urban scholars, planners, practitioners, and activists. The watershed of such a “spatial turn” can be traced back to the publication of Henri Lefebvre's The Production of Space ([1974] 1991) and his other, related writings. Inspired by Lefebvre, both his critics and followers have tried to go beyond the limited horizons of urban ecology, political economy, or postmodern urbanism in understanding the nature of urban reality. The development of a new urban sociology, a critical political economy, or a sociospatial perspective illustrates such endeavors. The legacy of Lefebvre now reaches far beyond the disciplinary boundaries of sociology, geography, anthropology, architecture, and urban planning. A growing number of theoretical, empirical, and practical projects elaborate on his ideas and ...

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