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Visible Cities: The Arab Spring as a Claim of "The Right to the City"
Journal Title: STORIA URBANA  
Author/s: Paolo Maggiolini, Francesco Mazzucotelli 
Year:  2013 Issue: 139 Language: Italian 
Pages:  10 Pg. 5-14 FullText PDF:  483 KB
DOI:  10.3280/SU2013-139001
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This opening essay clarifies the methodological approach that has been adopted in this issue of the journal. Our analysis strives to go beyond a unidimensional and microlocal comprehension of the political and social phenomena and processes at stake. In this introduction, we state how and why this issue highlights the spatial (and specifically urban) dimension of different forms of political mobilization and opposition, as well as the relevance of the political, economic, social, and symbolical conflicts that revolve around the form of the city (and specifically of its public spaces) and its meanings. The events of the last three years are thus framed in a long-term perspective of narratives, processes, conflicts, languages, and practices of political inclusion and exclusion.
Keywords: Political Transition Counterpublics Multiple Modernities Global Street

Paolo Maggiolini, Francesco Mazzucotelli, Visible Cities: The Arab Spring as a Claim of "The Right to the City" in "STORIA URBANA " 139/2013, pp. 5-14, DOI:10.3280/SU2013-139001


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