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Urban Culture

Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies, 1st Edition

Edited by Chris Jenks


1,352 pages

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Hardback: 9780415304825
pub: 2004-07-22
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This collection is an interdisciplinary study focusing on the various cultural aspects of city life. The works included are drawn from a broad range of canonical and secondary sources and emphasise the 'new', covering modernist and postmodernist perspectives of urban culture. The collection is arranged thematically highlighting the variety of interests that coexist (and conflict) within the city. Issues such as gender, class, race, age and disability are covered along with urban experiences such as walking, politics & protest, governance, inclusion and exclusion. 'Urban pathologies', including gangsters, mugging and drug-dealing are also explored. Selections cover cities from around the globe, including London, Berlin, Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Rio de Janeiro, Bombay and Tokyo.

Titles also available in this series include, Performance (March 2003, 4 volumes, £450) and Gothic (May 2004, 4 volumes, £475). Forthcoming titles in the series include, Narrative Theory (July 2004, 4 volumes, £475) and Folklore (2005, 4 volumes, c.£475).

About the Series

Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies

This series provides concise, authoritative guides to key concepts in literary and cultural studies. Edited by acknowledged leaders in the field, the volumes consist of essential secondary literature. They give historical purchase on the development of the concept concerned and also provide students with a snapshot of current thinking.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies