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The Urban Studies Research Cluster presents:

Neil Brenner
Sociology & Metropolitan Studies, New York University

SEMINAR: "Approaching Globalized Urbanization: Epistemological and Conceptual Challenges"

Thursday, February 4 / 12 – 2 PM / Namaste Lounge

Readings will be available from or online at: Studies Research Cluster

Professor Brenner presents epistemological and methodological arguments for the study of globalized urbanization. The presentation draws from two current projects: A Thousand Leaves: Urban Theory and the Scale Question explores scalar assumptions within urban theory, while Generalized Urbanization: Theory, Method, Critique explores the challenges of studying the geohistory of capitalist urbanization and presents an interpretation of the contemporary global urban condition based on a notion of “generalized” or “extended” urbanization.

Neil Brenner is a scholar of critical urban and regional studies, comparative geopolitical economy, and sociospatial theory.  

Co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology, the Department of Politics, the Center for Jewish Studies, and Colleges 9 & 10.

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