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Assemblage Thinking and the City: Implications for Urban Studies

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The last decade has seen an increasing interest in the application of assemblage thinking, in geography, sociology, and urban studies. Different interpretations of the Deleuzian concept of assemblage give rise to the multiple articulations of the term in urban studies so far. This paper aims to review the recently published research on assemblage theory and explore the implications of assemblage thinking in urban studies. The study thus provides an overview of the most significant contributions in the area, including a succinct bibliography on the subject. The paper concludes that assemblage can be effectively adopted as a way of thinking in urban studies to provide a theoretical lens for understanding the complexity of the city problems by emphasising the relations between sociality and spatiality at different scales.

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Kamalipour, H., & Peimani, N. (2015) Assemblage Thinking and the City: Implications for Urban Studies. Current Urban Studies, 3, 402-408. doi: 10.4236/cus.2015.34031.

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