A disturbing scenario from John Urry’s What is the Future? From loc 2996-3045: The final scenario involves the development of the Fortress City. Rich societies break away from the poorer into fortified enclaves. Those able to live in gated and… Read More ›
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The Sociological Review Annual Lecture 2017 How can we recognize the political in the city? How might social scientists engage with forms of politics outside of established sites of research such as those associated with representative democracy or collective mobilizations?… Read More ›
Creative Dark Matter Rising? Struggling Over the Future of Alternative Cultural Spaces in the City of Geneva
by Robert Hollands When I recently mentioned to some friends that I was going to Geneva, Switzerland to conduct some sociological research into alternative cultural spaces, most shook their heads in disbelief. ‘All I think of when I hear the… Read More ›
Wednesday 22nd July LSE International Inequalities Institute One-day Seminar Elites and Urban Dynamics: new perspectives 10.00-12.00 Session 1: The resurgence of elite sociology 13.00-14.30 Session 2: Urbanism and wealth 15.00-16.30 Session 3: New agendas and Future Research Location: Room 1.04,… Read More ›
Money, Power and Opportunity in the Late Modern City, or, isn’t it a shame J G Ballard isn’t around to see this?
This documentary by Alex Gibney, director of the Corporation amongst others, takes as its starting point the disjuncture between Park Avenue Manhattan and the other Park Avenue over the river in the Bronx. The former is home to some of the wealthiest people in the… Read More ›