Objects and the City

Harvey Molotch

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe New Blackwell Companion to the City
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9781405189811
StatePublished - May 15 2012


  • Changing art - work of art and city morphology, single conjoined apparatus
  • Contemporary artists, intervention or "provocation" - itself a medium, graffiti artist, the well-known street variant
  • Focus on a specific object, patterns of disease - escaping clinical or epidemiological analysis
  • Implications, for urban mobility methods - rest rooms at bus stations and subway stops
  • Objects and the city - focus on artifacts, avenues for urban research
  • People, living in a world of objects - city, thought of as a forest of artifacts
  • Public infrastructure instrumentation - rewarding some and penalizing others
  • Public toilets, gaining traction in scholarly circles
  • Rigorous turnstiles - "High Entry/Exit Turnstile" or "HEET"
  • Subway, fare-beating dynamic intersects - with other subway aspects

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences

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