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The autonomous city: Towards a critical geography of occupation

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This paper explores the recent resurgence of occupation-based practices across the globe, from the seizure of public space to the assembling of improvised protest camps. It re-examines the relationship between the figure of occupation and the affirmation of an alternative ‘right to the city’. The paper develops a critical understanding of occupation as a political process that prefigures and materializes the social order which it seeks to enact. The paper highlights the constituent role of oc...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1177/0309132514531470

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Ac Geography
Oxford college:
Christ Church
Publisher:
SAGE Publications Publisher's website
Journal:
Progress in Human Geography Journal website
Volume:
39
Issue:
3
Pages:
316-337
Publication date:
2014-04-30
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EISSN:
1477-0288
ISSN:
0309-1325
Pubs id:
pubs:835438
URN:
uri:aba06b83-c3ee-4acd-bac3-f9ea533fe22d
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uuid:aba06b83-c3ee-4acd-bac3-f9ea533fe22d
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pubs:835438

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