Wednesday, December 9, 2009

I plan on showing that the Community/Network, Map/Flow, and de Certaeu's strategy/tactic distinctions can be viewed can be viewed as the same binary opposition. At this point I feel it would be productive to problematize de Certaeu's move to classify the performative utterance of walking as both subversive as well as an arbitrary instance of parole. Can walking be subversive if it is simply a speech act chose within from the sea of referents that the elite delineate as space? I hope it will shed light on how communities and networks are related.

Another issue which could shape my paper concerns what de Certeau terms a mistaken simulacra, a god's eye view of a city, is this perspective, and more important the ideological functions which make the perspective possible, truly a 'fiction'?

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