A spirit of urban capitalism: market cities, people cities, and cultural justifications

@article{Smiley2020ASO,
  title={A spirit of urban capitalism: market cities, people cities, and cultural justifications},
  author={Kevin T. Smiley and M. O. Emerson},
  journal={Urban Research & Practice},
  year={2020},
  volume={13},
  pages={330 - 347}
}
ABSTRACT Diverse urban theories discuss how economic processes shape conceptions of a city, but less research focuses on how pragmatic situations of urban life contribute to the characterisation of cities. We argue that pragmatic justifications reify socially constructed meanings of cities by creating a ‘spirit of urban capitalism.’ This framework conceives of two spirits: the market city, which aligns with neoliberal assumptions, and the people city, which foregrounds a resident-focused model… Expand
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