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Book review: Holes in the whole: introduction to the urban revolutions

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Blog post from London School of Economics & Political Science
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  • Gn Anthropology
  • Hc Economic History And Conditions
  • Hn Social History And Conditions. Social Problems. Social Reform
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  • Political Science

Abstract

"Holes in the Whole: Introduction to the Urban Revolutions." Krzysztof Nawratek. Zero Books. --- Holes in The Whole seeks meaning and reasons for the existence of the city. Krzysztof Nawratek discusses the urgent need to expand the sphere of urban activity – to define the city not only as a territory of exploitation, but as space of human existence in its fullest dimension. Treating the city as primarily a political entity to be re-invented offers a welcome contrast to much urban analysis that takes for granted and fails to challenge dominant forms of political economy, writes Karl Baker.

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