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Critical Commentary: Fickle spheres: The constant re/construction of the private and other new habits
Urban Studies (Sage Publications, Ltd) ; 60(8):1497-1508, 2023.
Article in English | Academic Search Complete | ID: covidwho-20237025
ABSTRACT
The spread of the COVID-19 pandemic has allowed mechanisms of power and authority to enter new urban realms – especially the very relationships lived between friends and lovers in bedrooms and parks. All of a sudden, everyone has a right to know who we are close to, when and how, all for the sake of public health and safety, to ensure the further functioning of our established public health system. The new policies transform Western ideas of public and private spheres our bedrooms have turned into the space of self-representation and workplaces at the same time. On the other hand, what had been known as public space before has turned into the space to be private in a walk through the city alone or with an intimate person. Yet all of these tendencies come with increased surveillance, not only by our peers, but also through technologies such as tracing apps. The very possibility of privacy and 'active' publicity is being questioned, and, through this, the realm of the political. This paper traces the observed shifts in the nature of the private and public spheres through examples in German cities, tracing power via embodied experiences. Those traces are reorganised into three argumentative strands re/constructing privacies, public space as non-place and the proliferation of the data body. Based on these observations the paper searches for emancipatory perspectives within the shifted spheres of urban social life. (English) [ FROM AUTHOR] 新冠疫情的蔓延使权力和权威机制进入了新的城市领域—尤其是朋友和恋人们之间在卧室和公园里的关系。突然之间,每个人都有权知道我们与谁、何时以及如何亲密接触,这一切都是以公共卫生和安全的名义,为了确保我们既定的公共卫生系统的进一步运作。新政策改变了西方对公共和私人领域的看法:我们的卧室同时变成了自我展示的空间和工作场所。另一方面,以前被称为公共空间的地方已经变成了私密的空间:独自或与亲密的人一起在城市中漫步。然而,所有这些趋势都伴随着越来越多的监控,不仅来自我们身边的人,还通过追踪应用程序等技术。隐私和"主动"曝光的可能性,进而政治领域正受到质疑。本文通过德国城市的例子(通过具身体验追踪权力)追踪观察到的私人和公共领域性质的变化。这些追踪被重组为三股争论:重新/构建隐私、作为非场所的公共空间和数据体的扩散。基于这些观察,本文在城市社会生活的变化范围内寻找解放性的视角。 (Chinese) [ FROM AUTHOR] Copyright of Urban Studies (Sage Publications, Ltd.) is the property of Sage Publications, Ltd. and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full . (Copyright applies to all s.)
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Full text: Available Collection: Databases of international organizations Database: Academic Search Complete Type of study: Observational study / Prognostic study / Qualitative research Language: English Journal: Urban Studies (Sage Publications, Ltd) Year: 2023 Document Type: Article

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Full text: Available Collection: Databases of international organizations Database: Academic Search Complete Type of study: Observational study / Prognostic study / Qualitative research Language: English Journal: Urban Studies (Sage Publications, Ltd) Year: 2023 Document Type: Article