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The City as Assemblage. Diasporic Cultures, Postmodern Spaces, and Biopolitics
Negotiating Urban Conflicts
The paper focuses on the emergence of the megacity/postmodern city and argues that its conceptualisation as space must break with notions of linear development and homogenous temporality in the analysis of urban socialities and in the application of centralised forms of governance to the regulation of such spaces. I draw attention to diasporic settlements, the co-habitation of different temporalities and spatialities, the emergence and the co-existence of discrepant imaginaries and ways ofdoi:10.14361/9783839404638-003 fatcat:7gtukomy2rev5d2xo54ssjzosm