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    Did you read the book yet???

    I have been thinking about buying "The Rise of the Creative Class. Does anyone have anything to say about this book? It looks interesting, especially because I think that I fit that profile.
    "A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right, and raises at first a formidable outcry in defense of custom. Time makes more converts than reason." - Thomas Paine Common Sense.

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    oh, ok... thank you.
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    Re: Did you read the book yet???

    Originally posted by michaelskis
    Does anyone have anything to say about this book?
    Well, first off, the move from a structuralist account in which capital is understood to structure social relations in relatively homologous ways to a view of hegemony in which power relations are subject to repetition, convergence, and rearticulation brought the question of temporality into the thinking of structure, and marked a shift from a form of Althusserian theory that takes structural totalities as theoretical objects to one in which the insights into the contingent possibility of structure inaugurate a renewed conception of hegemony as bound up with the contingent sites and strategies of the rearticulation of power. Nevertheless, Florida has some good insights that professional planners should seriously consider.

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    Re: Re: Did you read the book yet???

    Originally posted by Wanigas?
    Well, first off, the move from a structuralist account in which capital is understood to structure social relations in relatively homologous ways to a view of hegemony in which power relations are subject to repetition, convergence, and rearticulation brought the question of temporality into the thinking of structure, and marked a shift from a form of Althusserian theory that takes structural totalities as theoretical objects to one in which the insights into the contingent possibility of structure inaugurate a renewed conception of hegemony as bound up with the contingent sites and strategies of the rearticulation of power. Nevertheless, Florida has some good insights that professional planners should seriously consider.
    You forgot the words "superfluous," "paradigm," and "juxtaposition." Shame.

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