Cities and Urban Cultures / Edition 1

Cities and Urban Cultures / Edition 1

by Deborah Stevenson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0335208444

ISBN-13: 9780335208449

Pub. Date: 04/01/2003

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

Stevenson (sociology, U. of Newcastle, Australia) combines sociological concerns of the urban with newer traditions of cultural studies in this interdisciplinary account of the city structures and urban culture. After exploring the emergence of the industrial city and the foundations of urban sociology, she presents chapters exploring such topics as the relationship

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Stevenson (sociology, U. of Newcastle, Australia) combines sociological concerns of the urban with newer traditions of cultural studies in this interdisciplinary account of the city structures and urban culture. After exploring the emergence of the industrial city and the foundations of urban sociology, she presents chapters exploring such topics as the relationship between the city and socially marginal groups, understandings of the city as influenced by Barthes' semiotics, the relationship between lived urban culture and the aesthetic practices of design and architecture, approaches to city "reimaging" and urban renewal, and representations of the city in popular culture. Distributed by Taylor & Francis. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780335208449
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
04/01/2003
Series:
Issues in Cultural and Media Studies
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

Series editor's foreword
Acknowledgements
Preface city cultures
Landscapes of shadow and smog the emergence of the industrial city
Cities of difference inequality, marginalisation and fear
Meaning and memory reading the urban text
Designing the urban from the /f003city beautiful /f001to the 'end' of Modernism
The city as spectacle culture and the reimaging of cities
Imagining the city movies, maps and cyberspace
Conclusion beyond urbanism?
Glossary
References
Index.

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