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Learning the City Knowledge and Translocal Assemblage

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ISBN-10: 140519281X

ISBN-13: 9781405192811

Edition: 2011

Authors: Colin McFarlane

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Learning the City: Translocal Assemblage and Urban Politics critically examines the relationship between knowledge, learning, and urban politics, arguing both for the centrality of learning for political strategies and developing a progressive international urbanism. Presents a distinct approach to conceptualising the city through the lens of urban learning Integrates fieldwork conducted in Mumbai's informal settlements with debates on urban policy, political economy, and development Considers how knowledge and learning are conceived and created in development Addresses the way knowledge travels and opportunities for learning about development between North and South
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Book details

Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 8/5/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 230
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.55" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Series Editors' Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Learning Assemblages
Introduction
Translation: Distribution, Practice and Comparison
Coordinating Learning
Dwelling and Perception
Assemblage Space
Conclusion
Assembling the Everyday: Incremental Urbanism and Tactical Learning
Introduction
Incremental Urbanism
Learning the Unknown City: Street Children in Mumbai
Learning, Rhythm, Space
Tactical Learning
Conclusion
Learning Social Movements: Tactics, Urbanism and Politics
Introduction
Knowing Social Movements
Global Slumming
The Housing Assemblage: Materializing Learning
Learning and Representation: Counting the Poor
Entrepreneurial Learning
Conclusion
Urban Learning Forums
Introduction
Uncertain Forums
Dialogic Urban Forums
Translocalism and Translation
Conclusion
Travelling Policies, Ideological Assemblages
Introduction
Translating Policy
Comparative Learning: Translation and Colonial Urbanism
Ideology and Postwar Urban Planning
Neoliberal Urban Learning Assemblages
Ideology and Explanation: Beyond Diffusionist Story-Making
Conclusion
A Critical Geography of Urban Learning
Introduction
The Actual and the Possible
Agency and Critical Learning
Assemblage and the Critical Learning Imaginary
Postcolonial Urban Learning?
Conclusion
Conclusion
References
Index