City as Ideology: Reconciling the Explosion of the City Form with the Tenacity of the City Concept

@article{Wachsmuth2014CityAI,
  title={City as Ideology: Reconciling the Explosion of the City Form with the Tenacity of the City Concept},
  author={D. Wachsmuth},
  journal={Environment and Planning D: Society and Space},
  year={2014},
  volume={32},
  pages={75 - 90}
}
  • D. Wachsmuth
  • Published 2014
  • Sociology
  • Environment and Planning D: Society and Space
This paper is a theoretical reexamination of the traditional concept of the city in the context of urbanization processes that exceed it. Recent decades have seen a proliferation of new variations on the city concept, as well as calls to discard it altogether. I argue that both options are inadequate. The city has generally been understood as a category of analysis—a moment in urbanization processes—but might now be better understood as a category of practice: an ideological representation of… Expand
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