The Uncanny Likeness of the Street

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This chapter provides a way of beginning to understand social activist interventions relating to the contemporary urban high street, and the role of social media within this. Using Freud’s notion of the ‘uncanny’, the chapter focuses particularly upon the contemporary remediation of the past within both the material practices and photographic visualisations relating to the construction of an ‘alternative’ market space. The study focuses especially upon the practices of a volunteer-led project in South East London, in the UK, and, in relation to this, reveals the socially distancing and estranging process of remediation involved in visioning community today.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVisualising the Street
Subtitle of host publicationNew Practices of Documenting, Navigating and Imagining the City
EditorsPedram Dibazar, Judith Naeff
PublisherAmsterdam University Press
ISBN (Print)9789462984356
Publication statusPublished - 4 Dec 2018

Publication series

NameCities and Cultures, edited by Christopher Linder
PublisherAmsterdam University Press


  • Social Media
  • Memory
  • Community
  • Alternative Consumption

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