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Total Urban Mobilisation

Ernst Jünger and the Post-Capitalist City

Authors: Nawratek, Krzysztof

  • Defines the conditions required to discuss post-capitalism and post-capitalist city models beyond a Marxist intellectual framework
  • An innovative approach within urban theory examining the idea ('project') of a post-capitalist city from a non-Marxist perspective
  • Explains how the logic of accumulation of agency, which operates in contemporary cities, should not be seen as essential element of capitalism, but as a conceptual gateway to a post-capitalist world
  • Valuable resource for academics and postgraduate students within disciplines connected to urban issues, in particular human geography, urban planning, architecture and urban design
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About this book

In this book Krzysztof Nawratek explores the possibility of a post-capitalist city, and in so doing, reclaims and develops the idea of total mobilisation as originally formulated by Ernst Jünger. Nawratek formulates the idea of ‘accumulation of agency’ the ability to act, to replace the logic of capital accumulation as a main driver of urban development. He argues that this ‘accumulation of agency’ operates already in contemporary cities, and should not be seen as essential element of capitalism, but as a conceptual gateway to a post-capitalist world.

About the authors

Dr Krzysztof Nawratek is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sheffield. He published City as a Political Idea (2011), Holes in the Whole: Introduction to the Urban Revolutions (2012), Radical Inclusivity: Architecture and Urbanism (2015), Urban Re-Industrialization (2017) as well as several papers and chapters in edited volumes.

Reviews

“Krzysztof Nawratek's book is a thoughtful and provocative piece of work, which is much needed at present. It offers an alternative approach to the current debate on post-capitalism in both critical and urban studies, a messianic one drawing on a number of authors and suggesting what a post capitalist city could be. A must read for those interested in the future of cities.” (Camillo Boano, Professor of Urban Design and Critical Theory, UCL, UK)

"Krzysztof Nawratek’s excellent study focuses on the richest implications of the city. His vision of the humanized post-capitalism city and its fully efficient agency as a consequence of the "total mobilization” is most impressive.” (Tingyang Zhao, Professor of Philosophy at Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China)

“This book is one of the most interesting I have read on the topic of how the city can be effectively re-claimed as a contemporary inclusive urb. It brings together knowledge, reflection and hope. It is a real page turner: well written and clever, a book to arm oneself with in the total mobilization for the inclusive post-capitalist city.” (Professor Monika Kostera, the Jagiellonian University, Poland, and Linnaeus University, Sweden)

“This book is a thoughtful critique of the contemporary urban condition, and a search for an alternative, post-capitalist urban vision.” (Professor Ali Madanipour, Director of the Global Urban Research Unit (GURU) at Newcastle University, United Kingdom)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Mobilising the Urban

    Pages 1-9

    Nawratek, Krzysztof

  • Territory, Space, Place, and Beyond

    Pages 11-21

    Nawratek, Krzysztof

  • The Spatiality of (Post-)Capitalism

    Pages 23-28

    Nawratek, Krzysztof

  • The House and the City as Capitalist/Post-Capitalist Hybrids

    Pages 29-35

    Nawratek, Krzysztof

  • Top-Down Revolutions. Negative and Positive Autonomy

    Pages 37-46

    Nawratek, Krzysztof

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eBook $54.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-1093-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $69.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-13-1092-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $69.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-13-4565-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Total Urban Mobilisation
Book Subtitle
Ernst Jünger and the Post-Capitalist City
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-1093-5
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-1093-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-1092-8
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-4565-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 104
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations
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