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The space of violence and the violence of space
Author/s: Ferdinando Fava 
Year:  2014 Issue: 110 Language: Italian 
Pages:  15 Pg. 25-39 FullText PDF:  63 KB
DOI:  10.3280/ASUR2014-110003
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The author argues that taking in account violence and its spatial dimension is an opportunity for urban studies to focus anew on the central issue of the spatial turn, the apprehension of what actors make space and of space and what the space makes them and of them. He proposes to begin heuristically exploring this relationship starting from the characteristics of violent action and its possible ways to qualify so the space. In daily et structural violence, space takes part not only as scene.
Keywords: Spatial violence; spatial turn; structural violence; violence continuum; performance; space agency

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Ferdinando Fava, The space of violence and the violence of space in "ARCHIVIO DI STUDI URBANI E REGIONALI" 110/2014, pp. 25-39, DOI:10.3280/ASUR2014-110003


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