Intervention – “A Perecian Attempt to Exhaust the Glasgow Subway”

A Perecian Attempt to Exhaust the Glasgow Subway

by Jack Donaghy, Johanna Jokio, Anna Nienhaus, Dennis Rodgers and Evan Williams

Urban Studies, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow

Introduction (Dennis Rodgers)

This collective piece is the result of a practical fieldwork exercise undertaken by students in the context of an MSc-level course on “Urban Theory and Research” that I taught at the University of Glasgow between 2013 and 2015. This course explored the epistemology and methodology of urban research, in order to get to grips with the ways in which different investigative approaches shape our understanding of cities. It particularly highlighted how cities can and have been apprehended, interpreted, and represented on a number of different scales, from the individual to the global, and through a range of different lenses, and how this has critical consequences for our knowledge about cities. The course also examined how and…

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