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Memorias de investigación
Research Publications in journals:
Gramsci and Foucault in Central Park: Environmental hegemonies, pedagogical spaces and integral state formations
Year:2017
Research Areas
  • Architecture,
  • Social sciences,
  • Philosophy,
  • Economy,
  • History
Information
Abstract
Gramsci?s and Foucault?s readings of power provide critical illuminations for understanding the linkage of state formations to urbanization and the spatial production of subjectivity. This article uses Central Park to illustrate how a combination of their insights helps to elucidate the emergence of pedagogical spaces and environmental hegemonies. I first propose a conceptual framework drawing on diverse parallels and tensions in Gramsci?s Quaderni del carcere and Foucault?s investigations in the 1970s, reassessed here from the vantage point of the implicit debate with Marxism in La socie¿te¿ punitive. Urbanization and the built environment are theorized as material apparatuses of a form of capillary power that reconfigures the relations between state, civil society and individual subjects, striving to forge common senses of space that buttress political hegemony. This analytical toolkit is then applied in a political reappraisal of Central Park, exploring the role of design in the pedagogy of subaltern spatialities and the normalization of a consensual regime of publicity. The discussion pays special attention to the park?s assemblage of liberal and disciplinary spatial techniques, its connection to broader agencies beyond core state apparatuses, and their effect on the advent of an integral state formation.
International
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JCR
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Title
Environment And Planning D-Society & Space
ISBN
0263-7758
Impact factor JCR
2,031
Impact info
Volume
35
10.1177/0263775816658293
Journal number
From page
165
To page
183
Month
SIN MES
Ranking
JCR: Q2 SJR: Q1
Participants
  • Autor: Alvaro Sevilla Buitrago (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Investigación en Arquitectura, Urbanismo y Sostenibilidad (GIAU+S)
  • Departamento: Urbanística y Ordenación del Territorio
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