Archive | October, 2013

Towards an Infrastructural Theory of Gentrification

15 Oct

Summary: It is my suggestion, that a more adequate, “blaming-free” analysis of gentrification requires another conception of the city – a conception, which includes the networked infrastructural and material aspects of city life, as for example Stephen Graham (2009) and Ash Amin (2012) do. Such conceptions are interesting, because they question agency as being one-sidedly human: a theoretical fruitfulness, which I will demonstrate with Jane Bennett’s assemblage theory (Bennett 2005).

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