Ordinary cities, extraordinary geographies: parallax dimensions, interpolations and the scale question
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- University of Tennessee, Knoxville
This chapter introduces the concept of ordinary cities and extraordinary geographies. The chapter initially explores the neglect of smaller towns and cities in urban theory including a discussion of confirmation bias and the dangers of seeing what is expected rather than that which is actual. The analysis then critiques multi-scalar approaches to the urban question by highlighting that scale is relative and experiential. The analysis then identifies some elements of an alternative approach to urban theory informed by the works of Georges Perec, James Joyce and Slavoj Žižek. This alternative approach highlights the importance of understanding the infra-ordinary and extra-ordinary combined with interpolations and parallax shifts. The emphasis is on developing a more inclusive approach to understanding variegated urbanism and the development of a parallax informed approach to urban theory.
Not yet published as of 26/03/2021.
|Title of host publication||Ordinary Cities, Extraordinary Geographies|
|Subtitle of host publication||People, Place and Space|
|Editors||Bryson John, Ronald Kalafsky, Vida Vanchan|
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - 14 Jan 2021|
- ordinary cities, extraordinary geographies, parallax dimensions, interpolations, scale