Circulation and Urbanization is a theorisation of 'the urban' and an interrogation of the questions: What is the relation between circulation and power? How can we understand the urban as a uniquely modern spatial order? What is the relationship between circulation and urbanization? In what ways does the urban materialize and coordinate the political in its concrete spaces? What do the multiple uses of circulation throughout history tell us about the ways in which political spaces have been constituted? How is the urban historically produced through various more ancient spatial ontologies like the sea, the colonial settlement, empire and the network? What is the relation between territory, as a political technology, and urbanization?
This book is part of the Society and Space series, which explores the fascinating relationship between the spatial and the social. These stimulating, provocative books draw on a range of theories to examine key cultural and political issues of our times, including technology, globalisation and migration.