Giving Ground (Paperback)
The Politics of Propinquity
Verso, 9781859841341, 312pp.
Publication Date: June 17, 1999
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The individual contributions range from examinations of the crises in specific cities—Jerusalem, New York, and the network of ‘global cities’ throughout the world—to considerations of specific urban issues, such as the physical instrumentalities by which people a brought into physical proximity and the implementation of ‘new urbanist’ projects; and reworkings of physical concepts, such as Levina’s notion of the face-to-face, Lacan’s notion of sublimation, in urbanist terms. Several focus on the relation between cities and sexuality, which figures, for different reasons, as the ‘eternal irony’ of urbanity.
About the Author
Michael Sorkin is an award-winning architect and Distinguished Professor of Architecture and Director of the Graduate Program in Urban Design at the City College of New York. His books include The Next Jerusalem, After the World Trade Center, Twenty Minutes in Manhattan and All Over the Map.
Ariela Azoulay teaches political thought and visual culture at Brown University. Her website can be found <a href="http://cargocollective.com/AriellaAzoulay">here</a>.
Étienne Balibar is a French Marxist philosopher and the most celebrated student of Louis Althusser. He is also one of the leading exponents of French Marxist philosophy and the author of Spinoza and Politics, The Philosophy of Marx and co-author of Race, Nation and Class and Reading Capital.