The Cultural Texture of the City

Rolf Lindner
Institute of European Ethnology, Humboldt-University Berlin, Germany

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Ingår i: The ESF-LiU Conference Cities and Media: Cultural Perspectives on Urban Identities in a Mediatized World Vadstena; Sweden; 25-29 October; 2

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 20:5, s. 53–58

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Publicerad: 2007-03-06


ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


Cities are not empty pages; but narrative spaces in which particular (hi)stories; myths and parables are inscribed. These cultural codings have a cumulative effect in part the result of the process of continuous intertextual cross-reference. The reflections on the cultural texture of cities are intended to make clear that we are dealing with processes of long duration. Like a rhizome; the cultural texture has burrowed deep; and unconsciously guides even those who are determined to radically alter the image of the city.


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