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Civil society has emerged from the set of rules and practices established in the shared space of the city. The first cities were gated communities and notions of a public good or civic order were slow to develop, always it seems, able to be undermined by family and group loyalties. There is now a great deal of interest in civil society, social capital, and all those interstitial areas between the realm of formal politics and the marketplace. Civil society operates between the state and the market.
Resistance takes place when lived urban space conflicts with the dictates of the marketplace and the commodified images of the media place. 22 JOHN RENNIE SHORT The Cosmic City The city is a religious artifact. For modernists this sentence may seem strange, even incomprehensible. Religion has been too long counterpoised to the continuing enlightenment project of rationality. The city has been so long associated with the modern and the contemporary in the Western imagination that it is read as the site of the irreligious and the secular.
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