Reframing urban theory: smaller towns and cities, forms of life, embedded plasticity and variegated urbanism

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Abstract

This chapter offers a final discussion regarding this book’s contribution to the recent debate regarding reframing urban theory, but from the perspective of variegated urbanism. It reflects back on the chapters presented in this collection and identifies themes highlighted in each chapter in this book, but initially positions the argument within a broader conceptual framework. The focus is on the difficulties associated with identifying patterns. It develops an approach to understanding cities based on Wittgenstein’s concept of forms of life. It then analyzes of forms of life that is framed within the literature on embeddedness and extends this concept to highlight that embeddedness involves plasticity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOrdinary Cities, Extraordinary Geographies
Subtitle of host publicationPeople, Place and Space
EditorsJohn Bryson, Ronald Kalafsky, Vida Vanchan
Place of PublicationCheltenham
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
Chapter11
Pages212–235
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9781789908022
ISBN (Print)9781789908015
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 17 Aug 2021

Publication series

NameCities series

Keywords

  • reframing urban theory
  • forms of life
  • Malvern
  • variegated urbanism
  • multi-scalar
  • parallax dimension
  • interpolations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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