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THE POST-METROPOLIS IS GOD: Notes for a Phenomenology of the Urban Spirit

  • Jorge León CaseroEmail author
  • Julia Urabayen
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Abstract

More akin to the Roman Empire’s concept of civitas mobilis augescens, the distinction between the twentieth-century metropolis and the Roman model of a city must be sought in the eminently biopolitical character of the modern-day post-metropolis, conceived by Hardt and Negri as the new hegemonic paradigm of production. As a result, the primacy of time over space has been established as the only possible way of measuring the proximity of (re)productive relationships: everything that can be converted into information is instantaneous and the value of goods depends not on the requirements of its production process but on the cost of its transportation. As a kind of Phenomenology of the Urban Spirit, this paper develops the main milestones in the historical unfolding of this Logic of the Absolute Urban Spirit.

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Urban politics Smart cities Nomos Arcana imperii 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universidad de ZaragozaZaragozaSpain
  2. 2.Universidad de NavarraPamplonaSpain

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