Secret and the city.
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Autor/esGallego Dueñas, Francisco J.
The city is an ambivalent scene within the Sociology of secrecy as Social Space-Time. Understanding secrecy as a social practice that includes keeping, sharing or revealing, the city provides some opportunities for the success or the failure of all of the above-mentioned categories. As Simmel advised, the urbanism, the intensity of contacts and the relationship between the public, the private and the intimate, are the elements that allow for the development of secrets in the city. The image of a wasted city, in which the individual is alienated, is only right to a certain extent. Regarding secrecy, the indifference of the city can be the key to the success of a secret. Neighbourhoods or urban practices provide the possibilities to make a bubble of intimacy in the heart of each city.
Sociology of secrecy
Sociología del secreto