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Posthuman urbanism : mapping bodies in contemporary city space / Debra Benita Shaw.

Author:
Shaw, Debra Benita [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • London : Rowman & Littlefield International, [2018]
  • ©2018
Description:
xi, 221 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary note:
"The World Health Organization estimates that, by 2030, six out of every ten people in the world will live in a city. But what does it mean to inhabit the city in the twenty-first century? 'Posthuman Urbanism' evaluates the relevance and usefulness of posthuman theory to understanding the urban subject and its conditions of possibility. It argues that contemporary science and technology is radically changing the way that we understand our bodies and that understanding ourselves as 'posthuman' offers new insights into urban inequalities. By analyzing the relationship between the biological sciences and cities from the nineteenth-century onward as it is expressed in architecture, popular culture and case studies of contemporary insurgent practices, a case is made for posthuman urbanism as a significant concept for changing the meaning of urban space. It answers the question of how we can change ourselves to change the way we live with others, both human and non-human, in a rapidly urbanizing world."-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-205), filmography (page 206) and index.
Subject(s):
Other title(s):
Mapping bodies in contemporary city space
ISBN:
  • 9781783480791 ((cloth ; : alk. paper))
  • 1783480793 ((cloth ; : alk. paper))
  • 9781783480807 ((paperback ; : alk. paper))
  • 1783480807 ((paperback ; : alk. paper))
OCLC:
1012108882
Other standard number:
  • 99974581598
RCP:
C - S