1st Edition

City Visions

ISBN 9780582327412
Published March 15, 2000 by Routledge
280 Pages

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Book Description

A collection of the latest work on the city, presenting contemporary theories, methods and perspectives in an accessible format for upper-level undergraduates and postgraduates in geography, cultural studies and sociology.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.  Notes on Contributors 1. What We Talk About When We Talk About the City  2. Imag(in)ing a Post-Industrial Potteries  3. Capital Calcutta: Coins, Maps, Monuments, Souvenirs, and Tourism  4. Citing Difference; Vagrancy, Nomadism, and the Site of the Colonial and Post-colonial  5. Denizens, Citizens, Tourists, and Others; Marginality and Mobility in the Writings of James Kelman and Irvine Welsh.  6. Suburban Tales: Television, Masculinity and Textual Geographies 7. Ethical Transgressions Beyond the City Wall  8. Dancing Bodies in City Settings: Construction of Spaces and Subjects  9. Moving Through the City 10. Finding a Place in the Street: CCTV, Surveillance and Young People's Use of Urban Public Space  11. Cosmopolitan and the Sexed City 12. The New Segregation 13. A Critique of Integration as the Remedy for Segregation 14. Otherness and Citizenship: Towards a Politics of the Plurals Community  15. 'Not a Straight Line but a Curve', or Cities are not Mirrors of Modernity.

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