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Does the City Have Speech?

Public Culture, Vol. 25(2), p. 209-221, 2013

Posted: 7 Oct 2016  

Saskia Sassen

Columbia University - Department of Sociology

Date Written: 2013

Abstract

Arguing, as I do in this essay, that cities have speech, albeit of a very different sort from that of citizens and corporations, is in many ways a question transversal to both the law and urbanism. It is not present in either one of these bodies of scholarship; this is particularly so since I do not confine the notion of speech to that of urban government, nor do I construct the content of the city's speech in the terms provided by the law. Thus the inquiry requires expanding the analytic terrain for examining the concept of each, speech and the city.

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Sassen, Saskia, Does the City Have Speech? (2013). Public Culture, Vol. 25(2), p. 209-221, 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2846094

Saskia Sassen (Contact Author)

Columbia University - Department of Sociology ( email )

Knox Hall, Department of Sociology
606 W 122nd St
New York, NY 10027
United States

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