The Sociology of Architecture: Constructing Identities

The Sociology of Architecture: Constructing Identities

by Paul Jones
     
 

ISBN-10: 1846310768

ISBN-13: 9781846310768

Pub. Date: 09/01/2011

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

States have long been active in commissioning architecture, which affords one way to embed political projects within socially meaningful cultural forms. Such state-led architecture is often designed not only to house the activities of government, but also to reflect political-economic shifts and to chime with a variety of 'internal' and 'external' publics as part

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States have long been active in commissioning architecture, which affords one way to embed political projects within socially meaningful cultural forms. Such state-led architecture is often designed not only to house the activities of government, but also to reflect political-economic shifts and to chime with a variety of 'internal' and 'external' publics as part of wider discourses of belonging. From the vantage point of sociology, this context necessitates critical engagement with the role of leading architects' designs and discourses relative to politicized identity projects. Focusing on the mobilization of architecture in periods of social change, The Sociology of Architecture uses critical sociological frameworks to assess the distinctive force added to political projects by architects and their work. Through engagement with a range of illustrative examples from contested contemporary and historical architectural projects, Paul Jones analyses some of the ways in which architects have sought to

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781846310768
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
Publication date:
09/01/2011
Pages:
195
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements List of Illustrations Introduction 1. Architecture, Power and Identities: Surveying the Field 2. The Public Discourse of Architecture: Sociolizing Identities 3. Architecture and the Nation: Building an 'Us' 4. Modernity and Mega-Events: Archhtecturing a Future 5. Architecture and Commemoration: The Construction of Memorialization 6. Iconic Architecture and Regeneration: The Forum is the Function 7. 'European' Architecture: Politics in Search of Form and Meaning 8. Conclusion: Sociology, Architecture and the Politics of Building Bibliography Index

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