Offers a much needed update on urban politics in a globalized world… Davidson and Martin, as well as contributors, chart new territory and produce thought-provoking research that move the field in a more critical direction

City as Medium
City as medium

Introduction to City as Medium

medium [me-di-um] ~ an intervening substance through which a force acts or an effect is produced

This section of the book focuses on the idea that the city functions as a medium through which politics are enacted. As such it identifies the ways in which actors and groups of actors utilize the city as a means to achieve certain ends. Our bracketing of ‘urban politics’ here is therefore less geographical than the previous section. This is not to say that we are not interested in the geography of the city. But rather we first look at the actors who utilize the city as a particular environment. In the section you will read about the ...

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