Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Promise of the CitySpace, Identity, and Politics in Contemporary Social Thought$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Kian Tajbakhsh

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780520222779

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520222779.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CALIFORNIA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.california.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of California Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CALSO for personal use.date: 26 June 2022



(p.xvi) (p.1) Introduction
The Promise of the City

Kian Tajbakhsh

University of California Press

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.

Keywords:   cities, city life, multicultural realities, modern world, Marxian urbanism, Manuel Castells, David Harvey, Ira Katznelson, class reductionism

California Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.