Planning In A Postmodern Age

Planning In A Postmodern Age

by Philip Allmendinger, Allmendinger Ph.
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415234220

ISBN-13: 9780415234221

Pub. Date: 01/11/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Postmodern social theory has provided significant insights into our understanding of society and its components. Key thinkers including Foucault, Baudrillard and Lyotard have challenged existing ideas about power and rationality in society. This book analyses planning from a postmodern perspective and explores alternative conceptions based on a combination of

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Overview

Postmodern social theory has provided significant insights into our understanding of society and its components. Key thinkers including Foucault, Baudrillard and Lyotard have challenged existing ideas about power and rationality in society. This book analyses planning from a postmodern perspective and explores alternative conceptions based on a combination of postmodern thinking and other fields of social theory. In doing so, it exposes some of the limits of postmodern social theory while providing an alternative conception of planning in the twenty-first century.
This title will appeal to anyone interested in how we think and act in relation to cities, urban planning and governance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415234221
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/11/2001
Series:
RTPI Library Series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Rethinking Planning: The Legacy of the Enlightenment. Chapter 2 - What is the Postmodern? 1: Social Theory. Chapter 3 - What is the Postmodern? - 2: New Times. Chapter 4 - Is Planning a Modern Project. Chapter 5 - Responses to New Times - Different Paradigms for New Planning 1. Chapter 6 - Responses to New Times - Different Paradigms for New Planning 2. Chapter 7 - The Scope for a New Postmodern Planning - Theory. Chapter 8 - The Scope for a New Postmodern Planning - Practice. Chapter 9 - Conclusions. Bibliography.

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