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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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City, Country, World

City, Country, World

Chapter:
(p.29) 1 City, Country, World
Source:
The Urban Apparatus
Author(s):

Reinhold Martin

Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9781517901189.003.0002

The first essay explores the structural blind spots of enumeration, beginning with the ambiguous claim that “half the world’s population now lives in cities.” The city, as a territory, as either infrastructure or as image, is no less determined by the foundational indeterminacies of counting than it is reliably fixed in space and in time as a knowable entity.

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

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