The Resource Cities and urban cultures, Deborah Stevenson

Cities and urban cultures, Deborah Stevenson

Label
Cities and urban cultures
Title
Cities and urban cultures
Statement of responsibility
Deborah Stevenson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
What is distinctive about urban life? What key trends have shaped the contemporary city? How have the city and urban cultures been explained by sociology and cultural studies? This is the first book to explore cities and urban life from the perspectives of both sociology and cultural theory. Through an interdisciplinary approach and use of case material, the book demonstrates that the 'real' city of physicality and struggle and the 'imagined' city of representations are entwined in the construction of urban cultures. Starting with a comparison of the rural and the urban, the book considers ways of imagining the city and of conceptualising urban cultures. It goes on to investigate the implications of several pivotal urban and cultural trends, such as the use of the arts and local cultures in city re-imaging, and the ways in which modernism, postmodernism and globalisation have shaped the built environment and the orientation of academic enquiry.; Also examined is the way in which representations of the urban landscape in film, literature, art, and popular texts, have informed dominant ideas about the way certain city spaces - including city centres, urban waterfronts, and so-called 'global cities' - should look, function and 'feel'. Designed as a text for undergraduate courses in cultural studies, sociology and wider social science, this book traces the development of urban environments from the nineteenth century to the present, and illuminates the nature of urban life
Member of
Cataloging source
COCUF
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stevenson, Deborah
Dewey number
307.76
Index
index present
LC call number
HT119
LC item number
.S76 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Issues in cultural and media studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cities and towns
  • Sociology, Urban
  • Urban anthropology
  • City and town life
  • Postmodernism
Label
Cities and urban cultures, Deborah Stevenson
Link
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=234122
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cities of Difference: Inequality, Marginalization and Fear
  • 4.
  • Meaning and Memory: Reading the Urban Text
  • 5.
  • Designing the Urban: From the City Beautiful to the 'End' of Modernism
  • 6.
  • City as Spectacle: Culture and the Reimaging of Cities
  • 7.
  • Imagining the City: Movies, Maps and Cyberspace
  • 8.
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Conclusion: Beyond Urbanism?
  • 'Last Trams I' and 'II'
  • Kenneth Slessor
  • 1.
  • City Cultures
  • 2.
  • Landscapes of Shadow and Smog: The Emergence of the Industrial City
  • 3.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 164 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780335208449
Lccn
2002030367
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other control number
9780335208456
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)182530439
  • (OCoLC)ocn182530439
Label
Cities and urban cultures, Deborah Stevenson
Link
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=234122
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cities of Difference: Inequality, Marginalization and Fear
  • 4.
  • Meaning and Memory: Reading the Urban Text
  • 5.
  • Designing the Urban: From the City Beautiful to the 'End' of Modernism
  • 6.
  • City as Spectacle: Culture and the Reimaging of Cities
  • 7.
  • Imagining the City: Movies, Maps and Cyberspace
  • 8.
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Conclusion: Beyond Urbanism?
  • 'Last Trams I' and 'II'
  • Kenneth Slessor
  • 1.
  • City Cultures
  • 2.
  • Landscapes of Shadow and Smog: The Emergence of the Industrial City
  • 3.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 164 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780335208449
Lccn
2002030367
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other control number
9780335208456
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)182530439
  • (OCoLC)ocn182530439

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