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Liquid Cities - Postgraduate Masterclass

Wednesday 29 August 2012, 13:00 - 16:00

Liquid Cities
Postgraduate Masterclass

Peter Beilharz
Professor of Sociology, La Trobe University, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
Mark Davis
Director of the Bauman Institute, University of Leeds, UK       
Keith Tester
Professor of Sociology, University of Hull, UK

“Contemporary cities are the battlegrounds on which global powers and stubbornly local meanings and identities meet, clash, struggle and seek a satisfactory, or just bearable, settlement – a mode of cohabitation that is hoped to be a lasting peace but as a rule proves to be but an armistice, an interval to repair the broken defences and re-deploy the fighting units. It is that confrontation, and not any single factor, that sets in motion and guides the dynamics of the ‘liquid modern’ city” – Zygmunt Bauman

“Cities, and particularly mega-cities like London, are the dustbins into which problems produced by globalization are dumped. They are also laboratories in which the art of living with those problems (though not of resolving them) is experimented with, put to the test, and (hopefully, hopefully…) developed” – Zygmunt Bauman

This Masterclass is free to all Postgraduate Students in the School of Sociology & Social Policy at Leeds, but places are limited. To register, please email: