As you may have noticed, I haven’t posted much over the Summer. This is due to the fact that I have been working on a research paper about the geneaology of urban planning and securitization, smooth and straited spatial constructions, and more as well as a case study (looking at my hometown) of urban planning being utilized to create quasi-gated communities. After all this time, I have finished the paper and revised it to the point that I am happy. Below this is the abstract and embeded below that is the paper in its entirety. I hope you all enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it and I would love to hear your comments. I give you Planning and Spatiality!
In this brief paper, I attempt to start filling the holes in critical geographic theory by providing a genealogy of urban planning and critical infrastructure discourse, tracing historical manifestations of theoretical modes of spatiality, applying the understanding of the modes of spatiality by problematizing the seemingly innocuous planning and layout of my hometown, and finally, providing options for resistance to domination.
Preface: So I wouldn’t classify myself as one who agrees with the far right but I sure as hell don’t agree with the far left, specifically 21st century liberal hypocrisy. I’m writing this not to advocate a world view, as others would, but to expose hypocrisy that liberals too often cover up. So normally I would leave posts like this up to Jared Taylor or the folks over at American Renaissance, but this is an issue that has been on my mind lately and I want to talk about it. That issue is the issue of liberal hypocrisy when it comes to diversity and multiculturalism. Specifically, liberals that preach multiculturalism and diversity are often the ones least likely to know anything about other cultures and are more likely to promote diversity everywhere but where they live.