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.
michaelskis said:Does anyone have anything to say about this book?
Wanigas? said: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.