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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

(p.29) 1 City, Country, World
The Urban Apparatus

Reinhold Martin

University of Minnesota Press

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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