Reframing urban theory: smaller towns and cities, forms of life, embedded plasticity and variegated urbanism
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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.
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||John Bryson, Ronald Kalafsky, Vida Vanchan|
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - 14 Jan 2021|
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