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The Urban ApparatusMediapolitics and the City$
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Reinhold Martin

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781517901189

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9781517901189.001.0001

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The Urban Apparatus

The Urban Apparatus

Chapter:
(p.1) Introduction The Urban Apparatus
Source:
The Urban Apparatus
Author(s):

Reinhold Martin

Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9781517901189.003.0001

The Introduction proposes its examinations and theories on the “urban apparatus,” “mediapolitics” scale, infrastructure, and the essay form. In all sense a city is hardware. It is not, in the first instance, a space, a place, a territory, or a zone; nor is it, strictly speaking, a social body. For by identifying a city with hardware, it enables the recognition of it as a site of sociotechnical life and production where power is encoded, memories are stored, and possible features are recorded.

Keywords:   Apparatus, Infrastructure, Urban, Media, Mediapolitics, Politics, Space, Cities

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