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What is Critical Urban Theory?IntroCritical urban theory - rejects inherited disciplinary divisions of labor and statist, technocratic,market related urban knowledgeDifferent from mainstream urban theoryEmphasized critique of ideology and power, inequality, injustice in citiesHow has critical theory changed with formation and expansion of capitalismFrankfurt-SchoolCritique of commodification, the state and lawMediation through family structure, cultural forms, social-psychological dynamicsFordist-KeynesianStraightforward spatial expression of more fundamental social forcesIndustrializationClass struggleState regulationUrban revolution and worldwide urbanization --> critical social theory and critical urban theoryrelatedCritique and Critical Social TheoryCritique: Enlightenment --> MarxMarx: critique of political economyUnmasking of historically specific myths, reigication and antinomiesCritique of capitalism in order to go beyond itReveal contradictionsHas different functionsExposes forms of power, exclusion, injustice, inequality in capitalist societiesExpose sociopolitical strugglesConnects political to social forces in bourgeois societyMax Horkheimer --> Introduced critical theoryConcept developed by associatesHeaded in a different direction than Marx ideaCritical theory changed through
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Walter J. Nicholls
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