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

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Images of the Street captures the vitality, excitements and tensions of the street. Using examples from the U.K, India, Australia and North America the contributors draw on research in cultural geography, sociolgy, cultural studies and planning to explore the making and meaning of urban space.
Among the themes examined are:1.the way streetscapes are shaped by interplay between politics, planning and local political economy 2.social differences of individuals experiences' of the ...
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Images of the Street: Planning, Identity and Control in Public Space

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Overview

Images of the Street captures the vitality, excitements and tensions of the street. Using examples from the U.K, India, Australia and North America the contributors draw on research in cultural geography, sociolgy, cultural studies and planning to explore the making and meaning of urban space.
Among the themes examined are:1.the way streetscapes are shaped by interplay between politics, planning and local political economy 2.social differences of individuals experiences' of the street 3.how social identities are shaped and represented in fiction and film 4.the meaning and significance of streets as settings to play out social practices 5.how social life is regulated on the street, formerly by police and indirectly through architecture and urban design
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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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