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    Out of Order.Stephen Graham & Nigel Thrift - 2007 - Theory, Culture and Society 24 (3):1-25.
    This article seeks to demonstrate the centrality of maintenance and repair to an understanding of modern societies and, particularly, cities. Arguing that repair and maintenance activities present a kind of 'missing link' in social theory, which is usually overlooked or forgotten, the article begins by recalling Heidegger's concept of material things as being 'ready to hand'. The main elements of practices of repair and maintenance are then elaborated on so as to help establish the argument that, by focusing on failure (...)
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    Introduction: Governing Emergencies: Beyond Exceptionality.Peter Adey, Ben Anderson & Stephen Graham - 2015 - Theory, Culture and Society 32 (2):3-17.
    What characterizes emergency today is the proliferation of the term. Any event or situation supposedly has the potential to become an emergency. Emergencies may happen anywhere and at any time. They are not contained within one functional sector or one domain of life. The substantive focus of the articles collected in this special issue reflects this proliferation: they explore ways of governing in, by and through emergencies across different types of emergencies and different domains of life. In response to this (...)
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    Introduction to Urbicide: The Killing of Cities?David Campbell, Stephen Graham & Daniel Bertrand Monk - 2007 - Theory and Event 10 (2).
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    Super-Tall and Ultra-Deep: The Cultural Politics of the Elevator.Stephen Graham - 2014 - Theory, Culture and Society 31 (7-8):239-265.
    Entire libraries can be filled with volumes exploring the cultures, politics and geographies of the largely horizontal mobilities and transportation infrastructures that are intrinsic to urban modernity. And yet the recent ‘mobilities turn’ has almost completely neglected the cultural geographies and politics of vertical transportation within and between the buildings of vertically-structured cityscapes. Attempting to rectify this neglect, this article seeks, first, to bring elevator travel centrally into discussions about the cultural politics of urban space and, second, to connect elevator (...)
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    The Urban 'Battlespace'.Stephen Graham - 2009 - Theory, Culture and Society 26 (7-8):278-288.
    Sustaining the military targeting of the everyday sites and spaces of urban life in the contemporary period is a new constellation of military doctrine and theory. In this the spectre of state-vs-state military conflict is seen to be in radical retreat. Instead, the new doctrine is centred around the idea that a wide spectrum of global insurgencies and ambient threats now operates across the social, technical, political, cultural and financial networks which straddle transnational scales while simultaneously penetrating the everyday spaces, (...)
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