My review of Mustafa Dikeç’s new book, ‘Space, Politics and Aesthetics’

Nicholas Crane’s review of Mustafa Dikeç’s forthcoming book.

For Another Critique of the Pyramid

I recently completed my review (forthcoming in Space and Polity) of the new book by Mustafa Dikeç, Space, Politics and Aesthetics. The book will be available in June. You can pre-order on the Edinburgh University Press website. I have posted a PDF of my review here. The first paragraph is cut-and-pasted below.

Mustafa Dikeç’s new book, Space, Politics and Aesthetics, lends momentum to a now frequent accommodation of aesthetics in political-geographical analyses of spaces of politics. To date, the relevant geographical literature has tended to take its cues from the post-Althusserian political theories of Jacques Rancière and Alain Badiou. This is especially evident in a recent spate of publications on depoliticization, the post-political, the police, and so on. Dikeç’s previous work is notable here. Citations of his 2007 book Badlands of the Republic and several articles from that project (a Rancièrian analysis of urban…

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