The City Cultures Reader (Routledge Urban Reader Series)

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Book
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ISBN 10
0415207339 
ISBN 13
9780415207331 
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Publication Year
2000 
Publisher
Routledge, United States 
Pages
352 
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One of the many important occassions marked by the new millenium is the fact that for the first time, a majority of the human inhabitants of the Earth will dwell in cities. This is a collection of 60 texts on the cultural aspects, frameworks and perceptions of cities, reflecting the concerns for diversity and difference, rather than conventional notions of universaility. The City Cultures Reader is organised into twelve sections drawing on material from cultural studies, architectural criticism and theory, cultural and human geography, urban design and critical theory. Topics covered include city form, city cultures in relation to politics and economics, every day life, memeory and identity, cultural representation, ecology, social justice, resistance, utopian and dystopian visions, and possible futures. This exciting collection of readings draws out the comparisons and contrasts by the juxtaposition of texts in each section, and adding a critical and informative dimension thorugh the general and section introductions. Jane Jacobs, Indra Kagis McEwan, Rem Koolhaas, S.Buis, Edward Robbins, Ken-ichi Saskia, Murray Bookchin, David Harvey, Saskia Sassen, Jonathan Charley, Jane M. Jacobs, Jeremy Seabrook, Sharon Zukin, T - from Amzon 
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