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This practical guide for students focuses on both the city, and the different ways academics research it.

Allan Cochrane

Two main strands can be identified in (sometimes productive) tension between each other when it comes to researching the city: the first is largely focused on the experience of everyday life – how people live their lives in the city; the second is more explicitly focused on charting sets of power relations within and beyond the city. It would be wrong to imply that there is some unbridgeable divide between these two sets of concerns but it would be equally mistaken to pretend that there are no differences in emphasis (and sometimes more). The aim in what follows in this chapter is not to present stark contrasts that make it necessary to choose between different epistemologies from ...

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