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'The Emancipatory City is a wonderful addition to a growing literature on the public culture of the city. In these spaces, tolerance and intolerance, difference and indifference, transgressions, resistances, and playful spontaneity erupt to give texture to urban life. The book broadens our gaze and deepens our understanding of how cities enable people to express themselves and be free' - Robert A Beauregard, New School University, New York Who are cities for? What kinds of societies might they most democratically embody? And, how can cities be emancipatory sites? The ambivalent status of urban space in terms of emancipation, democratisation, justice and citizenship is central to recent work in urban geography, "new" cultural geography, critical geography and postmodern planning, as well as literature on urban social ...

Everyday Rationality and the Emancipatory City
Everyday rationality and the emancipatory city
GaryBridge

The act of walking is to the urban system what the speech act is to language or the statements uttered. (de Certeau, 1984: 97)

In the above quotation Michel de Certeau (1984) alludes to the creative and innovative possibilities of walking the city. Speech acts often play on the proper use of language to ...

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