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dc.contributor.authorRose, G-
dc.contributor.authorBasdas, B-
dc.date.accessioned2014-04-08T15:53:13Z-
dc.date.available2014-04-08T15:53:13Z-
dc.date.issued2010-
dc.identifier.citationScience Studies, 23(2), 60 - 76, 2010en_US
dc.identifier.issn0786-3012-
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.sciencetechnologystudies.org/v23n2Degenen
dc.identifier.urihttp://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/8280-
dc.descriptionCopyright @ 2010 The Finnish Society for Science and Technology Studies. This article is available open access through the publisher’s website at the link below.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn recent years, the centres of many towns and cities have been reshaped by urban design projects, but little attention has been paid to how these transformations are experienced everyday by users of the city. In other words: how do the users of urban centers, such as shoppers, cleaners, or workers, perceive these changes, as embodied subjects in specific material environments? This paper analyses how bodies in two intensely designed urban spaces–the shopping centre of Milton Keynes, a 1960s new town, and Bedford’s recently redeveloped historic town centre–are affected by elements of the built environment. ’Affected’ is a term borrowed from Latour (2004),and the paper works with, and elaborates, some of his and others’ work on how bodies are effectuated by other entities. Such Latourian work pays a great deal of attention to how bodies are affected by both human and non-human entities of many kinds, and we examine how certain aspects of the built environment in these two towns affect bodies in specific ways. However, we also emphasise the variability in this process, in particular that bodies seem unaware–or ambivalently aware–of many entities’ affordances.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipEconomic and Social Research Councilen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherThe Finnish Society for Science and Technology Studiesen_US
dc.subjectExperienceen_US
dc.subjectUrban designen_US
dc.subjectEmbodimenten_US
dc.subjectANTen_US
dc.titleBodies and everyday practices in designed urban environmentsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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