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Mediating urban politics

Rodgers, Scott; Barnett, Clive and Cochrane, Allan (2009). Mediating urban politics. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 33(1) pp. 246–249.

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Abstract

Despite the turn to relational vocabularies in urban theory, most work on urban politics acknowledging the importance of media has tended to reproduce a centred image of 'the media' and a functionalist account of mediation. This paper suggests, by contrast, that media might be understood more phenomenologically, as those technologies embedded in the dispersed practices of urban life, and as assemblages of integrative practices (i.e. 'the media�), both of which identify and subject to action a range of issues that are identified as 'urban'. Such a focus on media-in-practices is an important shift in perspective for research hoping to bring together the shared political concerns of urban and media studies, and to take advantage of the converging spatial imaginations and reconfigured understandings of mediation emerging across both fields.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2009 The Authors
ISSN: 0309-1317
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetESRC
Not SetNot SetThe Open University, Department of Geography
Keywords: cities; communication; media; mediation; phenomenology; politics; practices; space; urban
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Politics and International Studies
Social Sciences > Geography
Social Sciences > Social Policy and Criminology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
OpenSpace Research Centre (OSRC)
Item ID: 14970
Depositing User: Scott Rodgers
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2009 13:49
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2014 18:38
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/14970
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