Images of the Street: Planning, Identity and Control in Public Space [NOOK Book]

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Streets are the terrain of social encounters and political protest, sites of domination and resistance, places of pleasure and anxiety. The essays in Images of the Street explore how we imagine, create, experience, interact with and naturally transform the

street.

Using case studies of cities including New York, San Francisco, Washington, DC, Toronto and Vancouver, the contributors subject the street to ...

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Images of the Street: Planning, Identity and Control in Public Space

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Overview

Streets are the terrain of social encounters and political protest, sites of domination and resistance, places of pleasure and anxiety. The essays in Images of the Street explore how we imagine, create, experience, interact with and naturally transform the

street.

Using case studies of cities including New York, San Francisco, Washington, DC, Toronto and Vancouver, the contributors subject the street to sustained critical scrutiny. The essays examine the interplay between politics and planning, how social identities are shaped by the

use of the street, and how these identities are represented in fiction and in films such as Independence Day, Twelve Monkeys, and The Fisherking, and how social life is increasingly regulated both directly by agencies such as the police, and indirectly through architecture

and urban design. This book enriches and extends our understanding of the making and meaning of a key urban space.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134734405
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/11/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
List of contributors
Preface
1 Introduction: reading the street 1
2 Totalitarianism and the street in fascist Rome 13
3 Changing places: perspectives on the development of a municipal suburban streetscape 31
4 The death of the boulevard 44
5 The visualisation of the street: computer modelling and urban design 58
6 Displaying sexuality: gendered identities and the early nineteenth-century street 75
7 The social space of disability in colonial Melbourne 92
8 Homelessness and the street: observations from Britain, Canada and the United States 111
9 Theatres of cruelty, rivers of desire: the erotics of the street 129
10 Of heroes, fools and fisher kings: cinematic representations of street myths and hysterical males 141
11 The street in the making of popular geographical knowledge 160
12 Domesticating the street: the contested spaces of the high street and the mall 176
13 Food and the production of the civilised street 192
14 The culture of the Indian street 205
15 Policing contested space: on patrol at Smiley and Hauser 225
16 Urban renaissance and the street: spaces of control and contestation 236
17 'The eyes upon the street': closed-circuit television surveillance and the city 254
18 Night discourse: producing/consuming meaning on the street 268
Index 280
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