The City Cultures Reader

2nd Edition

Edited by Iain Borden, Tim Hall, Malcolm Miles

© 2003 – Routledge

552 pages

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Paperback: 9780415302456
pub: 2003-10-15
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About the Book

Cities are both products of culture, and sites where culture is made and received. By presenting the very best of classic and contemporary writing on the culture of cities, The City Cultures Reader provides an accessible overview of the diverse material on the interface between cities and culture.

The extensively revised and updated second edition of The City Cultures Reader now features fifty generous writings (of which thirty-eight are new) organised into ten parts which explore themes such as: what is a city?; what is culture?; symbolic economies; the culture industry; culture and technologies; everyday lives; contesting identity; boundaries and transgressions; utopias and dystopias; and possible urban futures.

Designed to aid student understanding, this new edition now features extensive introductory sections that define both the city and culture. Part introductions outline the major themes, whilst introductions to the individual writings explain their interest and significance to wider debates. Annotated further reading is also provided at the end of each Part.

Table of Contents

Introduction Section 1: What is a City? Section 2: What is Culture? Section 3: Symbolic Economies and New Urban Spaces Section 4: The Culture Industry Section 5: Culture and Technologies Section 6: Everyday Lives Section 7: Contesting Identity Section 8: Boundaries and Transgressions Section 9: Utopias and Dystopias Section 10: Possible Futures

About the Editors

Malcolm Miles is Reader at the School of Art and Design, University of Plymouth.

Tim Hall is Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at the Geography and Environmental Management Research Unit, University of Gloucestershire.

Iain Borden is Professor of Architecture and Urban Culture, and Director of the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London

About the Series

Routledge Urban Reader Series

This exciting series responds to the need for comprehensive coverage of the classic and essential texts that form the basis of intellectual work in the various academic disciplines and professional fields concerned with cities. The readers focus on the key topics encountered by undergraduates, graduates and scholars in urban studies and allied fields, the contributions of major theoreticians and practitioners and other individuals, groups and organizations that study the city or practise in a field that affects the city.
As well as drawing together the best of classic and contemporary writings on the city, each reader features extensive general, section and selection introductions prepared by the volume editors to place the selections in context, illustrate relations among topics, provide information on the author and point readers towards additional related biographic material.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI030000
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOC000000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / General
SOC015000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography