Billie Armstrong
English Literature
4th year
Mapping Capitalism - Contemporary Psychogeography in the City of London
Abstract
This paper will focus on how Sinclair and Miéville’s psychogeographic texts explore the city of London in order to show how globalist imperatives can affect our experience of space itself. Both explore the city in detail to convey that there is a threatened ‘underbelly’ population of London’s sub-cultures and communities, and these are being side-lined by globalist and political power over urban space. The texts are concerned with the diminishing effect that a purely capitalist and convenience-based mode of city living has on the urban dweller’s freedom to exist in space.
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