Kulturowa artykulacja nowych idei miejskich

Ewa Rewers

Abstrakt

Cultural articulations of the new urban ideas    

The way in which cultural approach operates though disciplines of knowledge and urban theories is a central theme of this article. If cultural approach in urban studies worked largely through cultural turn ideas  in the end of 20th century, recently works through reinterpreted and expanded concept of culture as a stucture/infractructure of urban life.  Reflecting the crisis of cultural turn in urban theory in 21st century some authors and disciplines became more interested in the study of the urban political economies, urban political ecology and critical urban theory.  Research seeking to explore recent urban crisis as a result of climate changes, growing social inequality and lack of solidarity in global scale has unsurprisingly been diverse and varied.  Analitically this moment is compelling because it emphasizes the weakness  of cultural factors in the process of articulation of a new urban ideas. This, however, raises a question  with respect to much of the most visible results of urban studies and urban theory: are its proponents inclined to accept again the offer of cultural oriented  urban studies in terms of cultural materialism, eco-criticism, eco-philosophy, ethics and aesthetics? Are they ready to rethink the relationship between economic and extraeconomic causality in the conditions of global multilevel crisis?   This article is therefore primarily a theoretical attempt to articulate how urban theory might be moulded by  global urbanisation in crisis.

Słowa kluczowe: cultural turn, culturalism, cultural urban studies, articulation, urban theory, urban crisises

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