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A ‘well-oiled machine’ to combaturban chaos

prevent subversive behaviour. This elimination of spontaneity and continual visibility relates to de Certeau’s description of one of strategies’ key effects: the establishment of an autonomous space. Strategies are defined as actions ‘capable of articulating an ensemble of physical places in which forces are distributed’ (1988: 38). This division of space enables panoptic practices, providing ‘a mastery of places through sight’ where ‘the eye can transform foreign forces into objects that can be observed and measured, and thus control and “include” them within its scope

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