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This book explores contemporary urban experiences connected to practices of sharing and collaboration. Part of a growing discussion on the cultural meaning and the politics of urban commons, it uses examples from Europe and Latin America to support the view that a world of mutual support and urban solidarity is emerging today in, against, and beyond existing societies of inequality. In such a world, people experience the potentialities of emancipation activated by concrete forms of space commoning. By focusing on concrete collective experiences of urban space appropriation and participatory design experiments this book traces differing, but potentially compatible, trajectories through which common space (or space-as-commons) becomes an important factor in social change. In the everydayness of self-organized neighborhoods, in the struggles for justice in occupied public spaces, in the emergence of “territories in resistance,” and in dissident artistic practices of collaborative creation, collective inventiveness produces fragments of an emancipated society.

Clive Barnett

’s concern with inquiry as a matter of responding to problematic situations and Michel Foucault’s account of problematisation ( Barnett and Bridge, 2017 ; Koopman, 2011 ). Here, what links Pragmatism to Foucault’s work is a common concern with investigating the role that practices of truth play in the world. One might also recall, again, that there is no more influential source for thinking in terms of the primacy of practice in social science than Marxism. The importance of Marx’s emphasis on ‘human sensuous activity’ is best captured by Merleau-Ponty’s ( 1973 , 50

in The power of pragmatism
Going beyond a communicative approach 
Ihnji Jon

: Cornell University Press . Laclau , E. and Mouffe , C. ( 1985 [ 2000 ]) Hegemony and socialist strategy: Towards a radical democratic politics . London : Verso . Locke , A. ( 1916 [ 1992 ]) Race contacts and international relations: Lectures on the theory and practice of race . Washington, DC : Howard University Press . Macke , F.J. ( 1995 ) Pragmatism reconsidered: John Dewey and Michel Foucault on the consequences of inquiry, in L. Langsdorf and A.R. Smith , eds, Recovering pragmatism’s voice: The classical tradition, Rorty, and the

in The power of pragmatism
Stavros Stavrides

Michel Foucault (1926–1984), developed in order to criticize the deformations of modernity, the repressive rationalism, and the positivistic teleology of modernism. However, in Brazil, his ideas were deemed the word of order against the project, namely, the defense of the ‘non-project.’ Making the architecture project meant endorsing the system, corroborating the dictatorship; rejecting the project meant boycotting the current ‘mode of architectural production,’ which should be replaced.” (Segawa 2013: 184) Ferro’s approach is a radical rethinking of design as a

in Common spaces of urban emancipation
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Images and narratives on the border
Jopi Nyman and Johan Schimanski

, art and everyday experience. On the other hand, a border turn in the humanities reaches back to the focus on margins and transgression in such thinkers as Jacques Derrida and Michel Foucault and has been strengthened by the impact of post-colonial theory and Chicanx studies, the latter connected to the borderlands of the Mexico–USA border. Indeed, the conceptual shift away from studying territorial border lines to exploring a more symbolic idea of ‘borderlands’ can partly be traced back to Gloria Anzaldúa's seminal work of Chicanx cultural theory

in Border images, border narratives
Young people, subjectivity and revolutionary border imaginations in the Mediterranean borderscape
Chiara Brambilla

whose families are originally from Tunisia (mainly from Mahdia), as well as to young people whose families are originally from Italy, all now living together in Mazara del Vallo. Listening to youths’ viewpoints on the borderscape where they live, and giving voice and visibility to their ideas, offer us the opportunity to make their agency emerge as a form of resistance capable of combating what Michel Foucault calls a ‘microphysics of power’ ( 1977 : see especially 26–30), through which an essentialised, contemplative and passive idea of the

in Border images, border narratives
Exploring the real-time smart city dashboard
Michiel de Lange

Data, Open Data, Data Infrastructures and Their Consequences. London and Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications. Kitchin, R., Lauriault, T. P. and McArdle, G. (2015a) Knowing and governing cities through urban indicators, city benchmarking and real-time dashboards. Regional Studies, Regional Science, 2(1): pp. 6–28. Kitchin, R., Lauriault, T. P. and McArdle, G. (2015b) Urban indicators and dashboards: epistemology, contradictions and power/knowledge. Regional Studies, Regional Science, 2(1): pp. 43–45. Klauser, F., Paasche, T. and Söderström, O. (2014) Michel

in Time for mapping
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Labour non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and the citizenship challenge
Małgorzata Jakimów

publications (see for example Isin, 2002 : 17; Isin, 2009 ; Isin and Wood, 1999 : ix). The notions of citizenship regime, citizenship discourse and citizenship formulation are influenced by the writings of Engin Isin and Michel Foucault, but the definitions applied in this book are largely my own. See Jakimów ( 2015 ) for further discussion of the role of citizenship status, regime and discourse in the citizenship formulation in China. 10

in China’s citizenship challenge
Louise Amoore

the writings of Michel Foucault: ‘Power is not an institution, and not a structure; neither is it a certain strength we are endowed with; it is the name that one attributes to a complex strategical relationship in a particular society’ (1980a: 93). Power thus becomes a network or matrix of forces that operates through society and social relationships. In this way power is not simply a static matter possessed by some individuals to limit others, but is practised in a more mobile, subtle and intricate way. Power moves, circulates and shifts (Bleiker, 2000: 134); it is

in Globalisation contested