How does the modern metropolis affect what Simmel calls “mental life?” Elements you could include in your discussion:-

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3) City and Mental Life
How does the modern metropolis affect what Simmel calls “mental life?”
Elements you could include in your discussion:-Organization of time-space in the Modern (capitalist) city (Harvey, Foucault, Modern Times, Metropolis)-Effect on social relations; class (Harvey)-Effect on human psychology (Simmel, Soja, Fischer, Vidler, Stallybrass and White)-Preoccupation with the correct “reading” of the city, Order/Disorder (Fisher, Brooks, Stallybrass and White)-Physiognomy-The disciplining gaze (Foucault, Stallybrass)-The “gaze” of the flaneur (Benjamin; Brooks)-Self as actor (Fisher, Bowlby)-Consumption (Bowlby); commodity Utopia (Benjamin)

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