By Gary Bridge, Sophie Watson
This better half includes commissioned items from a intentionally extensive variety of demonstrated lecturers and new researchers. There are huge makes an attempt to incorporate either western and non-western views in addition to extra conventional demonstrated ways and modern theorizations of town. together with The Blackwell urban Reader (2002) the entire diversity of techniques to town and key members to the sphere are coated.
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An extreme example. But the past is less a fixed reality than a mirror of contemporary concerns. While others would want to remind us of the ingenuity in CËatal HuÈyuÈk, I want to remind us of the terror of Chaco Canyon. The authoritarian project is not always successful. The city is a place of resistance and contestation. And while these have emerged as important topics in recent years, it is well to remember that something is being resisted, something is being contested. There is a structure to all this agency.
And while these have emerged as important topics in recent years, it is well to remember that something is being resisted, something is being contested. There is a structure to all this agency. Neither am I suggesting that the authoritarian project is always bad. We may agree with the classical liberal theorists like Locke and Hobbes that we need some form of social contract in order to save us from the excesses of the more powerful. The city is the embodiment of the social contract. Cities have an authority embedded in them.
The traditional rendition goes like this: between the tenth and twelfth centuries the Anasazi culture, based on efficient agriculture, flowered into cities with vast cliff dwellings, and major feats of engineering, architecture, and art. Brilliant pottery, sophisticated irrigation systems, and keen solar and astronomical observations round out a picture of an urban civilization that follows the old precept that cities equal civilization. There is another interpretation of the Anasazi. The work of anthropologist Christy Turner presents a darker side of Anasazi culture (Preston 1998).
A Companion to the City by Gary Bridge, Sophie Watson