City Becoming World: Nancy, Lefebvre, and the Global—Urban Imagination

@article{Madden2012CityBW,
  title={City Becoming World: Nancy, Lefebvre, and the Global—Urban Imagination},
  author={David J. Madden},
  journal={Environment and Planning D: Society and Space},
  year={2012},
  volume={30},
  pages={772 - 787}
}
  • David J. Madden
  • Published 2012
  • Sociology
  • Environment and Planning D: Society and Space
It is part of the self-conception of the contemporary era that the world is becoming increasingly global and urban. This paper explores the global—urban imagination in works by Jean-Luc Nancy and Henri Lefebvre. Both Nancy and Lefebvre understand globalization as a fundamentally violent and unequal process that unfolds through the uneven expansion of a particular sort of urban space. They both strive to articulate a critical stance towards this process by opposing globalization to the idea of… Expand
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