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Theorizations of urbanization which stress the logic of capital in uneven urban development, appraise the tensions between modernity and postmodernity as conceptual frameworks for understanding ‘the urban’, explore the globalization and the concept of world cities, and analyse the complexities of multiple and hybrid urban identities. P. Hubbard (2006) concludes that urban theory can only progress ‘by taking the distinctive and excessive materiality of cities more seriously’. A. Amin and N. Thrift (2002) stress instead the ‘significant banality’ of everyday life. Try Beauregard (2003) Antipode 35, 5, although he is somewhat diffuse.


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