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dc.contributor.authorAmin, Ashen
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-11T11:50:03Z
dc.date.available2014-11-11T11:50:03Z
dc.date.issued2014-04-08en
dc.identifier.citationPublic Culture 2015 Volume 27, Number 2 76: 239-258. DOI: 10.1215/08992363-2841844en
dc.identifier.issn0899-2363
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/246331
dc.description.abstractThis paper re-evaluates the canon that imagines urban public space as a site of civic and political formation. In this tradition, strangers become subjects and citizens or their opposites depending on the nature of their exposure to each other and the qualities of the space in which they find themselves. Analytically, it is the gathered humans who do most of the social and political work, in the form of harrying crowds, convivial residents, bartering subjects, revolting citizens, disciplining agents. In contrast, the paper explores the implications of thinking the urban landscape as sentient in its own right, as a hum of interacting and humans and nonhumans that exceeds and performs its occupants in far from easily decipherable or straightforward ways. Alluding to the author’s own observations in public space, and writing on hybrid performances - software in the ‘smart city’, witchcraft in the streets of Kinshasa, the sermon-filled outdoors in Cairo, and the sensoria of Canton’s opium-trading quarters in the 19th century - the paper argues that the eventfulness of urban public space lies in the more than human combinations, which make the politics of place fleeting, hidden, and never reducible to human sociality alone.
dc.languageEnglishen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherDuke University Press
dc.titleAnimated Spaceen
dc.typeArticle
dc.description.versionThis is the accepted manuscript. The final version is available at http://publicculture.dukejournals.org/content/27/2_76/239.en
prism.endingPage258
prism.number76en
prism.publicationDate2014en
prism.publicationNamePublic Cultureen
prism.startingPage239
prism.volume27en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1215/08992363-2841844en
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2014-04-08en
dc.identifier.eissn1527-8018
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen


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