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A differing shade of green

by / RP 179 (May/Jun 2013) / Review

Adrian Parr, The Wrath of Capital: Neoliberalism and Climate Change Politics, Columbia University Press, New York, 2013. 224 pp., £20.50 hb., 978 0 23115 828 2.

This book is a welcome addition to the spate of recent books on the ecological and resource calamities currently facing the planet. Unlike so many others – one …


Vélorutionary?

by / RP 168 (Jul/Aug 2011) / Commentary

The Montreal cyclists who in the mid-1970s formed an advocacy group known as Le Monde à Bicyclette also referred to themselves as vélo-Quixotes and vélorutionaries.1 The bicycle, in its surprising persistence through the twentieth century, became an emblem of alternative ideas, and chronologies, of progress: how many other complex machines that approached their …


Risked democracy

Foucault, Castoriadis and the Greeks
by / RP 166 (Mar/Apr 2011) / Article

The delay involved in the publication of lectures or seminars has strange effects: what comes late and in a different time to its own is research and words which were caught up – more so than the books – in the historical circumstances of their elaboration; and the text that is finally published, with the …


On Rem Koolhaas

by / RP 154 (Mar/Apr 2009) / Article


‘The rush to the intimate’

Counterinsurgency and the cultural turn
by / RP 150 (Jul/Aug 2008) / Article


Slumming it

Mike Davis’s grand narrative of urban revolution
by / RP 142 (Mar/Apr 2007) / Article


The concept of metropolis

Philosophy and urban form
by / RP 133 (Sep/Oct 2005) / Article

In what sense would a certain concept of the urban meet, as Henri Lefebvre asserted some thirty-five years ago, a ʻtheoretical needʼ? What forms of cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary ʻgeneralityʼ would be at stake here? And if this is indeed, as Lefebvre always insisted, a question of a necessary ʻelaboration, a search, a conceptual formulationʼ, what …