This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about cities and city life. This volume specifically addresses the potential of cities to offer men and women the ability to comprehend and master the complex, multicultural realities of the modern world. It discusses the Marxian urban theory or Marxian urbanism and comments on the works of some of the most significant theorists of Marxian urban theory including Manuel Castells, David Harvey, and Ira Katznelson. It also examines the inadequacies of the most important responses to the critique of class reductionism and proposes alternate ways of seeing identity, structure, and space that avoid these shortcomings.
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