Stereotypes, Archetypes, and Prototypes: Three Uses of Superlatives in Contemporary Urban Studies

  title={Stereotypes, Archetypes, and Prototypes: Three Uses of Superlatives in Contemporary Urban Studies},
  author={Neil Brenner},
  journal={City \& Community},
  pages={205 - 216}
  • N. Brenner
  • Published 1 September 2003
  • History
  • City & Community
The inaugural issue of City & Community featured a debate on the legacies of two different “schools” of urban studies—the Chicago School and the L.A. School. Although a variety of questions are examined in this exchange, most contributors devoted considerable attention to the question of which city, Chicago or Los Angeles, provides an appropriate model of contemporary urban sociospatial dynamics. Throughout the exchange, the many disagreements among these competing research traditions are… 

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