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Experiencing Cities

Author : Mark Hutter
ISBN : 9781317529705
Genre : Social Science
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This extraordinary text for undergraduate urban students is a reflection of Mark Hutter’s academic interests in urban sociology and his life-long passion for experiencing city life. His deep academic roots in the Chicago School of Sociology help inform and appreciate the variety of urban structures and processes and their effect on the everyday lives of people living in cities. This text, however, extends the Chicago School perspective by combining its traditions with a social psychological perspective derived from symbolic interaction and also with a macro-level examination of social organization, social change, stratification and power in the urban context, informed by political economy. This entirely new, 3rd Edition has a global outlook on city life, and a visual presentation unmatched among books in this genre.

The Hieroglyphics Of Space

Author : Neil Leach
ISBN : 9781134638727
Genre : Architecture
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'Spatial images', wrote the German cultural theorist, Siegfried Kracauer, 'are the dreams of society. Wherever the hieroglyphics of any spatial image are deciphered, there the basis of social reality presents itself.' But how exactly are these spatial images to be deciphered? Hieroglyphics of Space addresses this question with a series of insightful essays on some of the great metropolitan centres of the world. From political interpretations to gendered analyses, from methods of mapping to filmic representations, and from studies in consumption to economic surveys, the volume offers a range of strategies for reading and experiencing the modern metropolis.

Shattered Pictures Of Places And Cities In George Santayana S Autobiography

Author : Graziella Fantini
ISBN : 9788437084701
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Shattered Pictures of Places and Cities se adentra por las páginas autobiográficas, filosóficas y narrativas más relevantes de George Santayana discurriendo por sus viajes y geografías físicas en paralelo a sus viajes y geografías morales. Es un intento de ir más allá de la reflexión entorno a los orígenes biográficos del filósofo; de ahí que se recupere una indagación sobre su habitar el lenguaje y el arte. Santayana reconsidera los fundamentos del arte de la memoria clásica en su autobiografía, para formular una nueva propuesta estética donde el arte y la vida se funden y se confunden, estimulándose recíprocamente. Hila una filosofía del viaje y del lugar, donde se privilegia una noción del habitar que ilumina nuestra condición de nómadas -en la vida y en el pensamiento-, y nuestra trágica estable inestabilidad en este mundo.

Modernist Literature

Author : Rachel Potter
ISBN : 9780748655298
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Introduces students to a wide range of modernist writers and critical debates in modernism studies

The City Cultures Reader

Author : Malcolm Miles
ISBN : 0415302455
Genre : Social Science
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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.


Author : P.D. Smith
ISBN : 9781408811207
Genre : History
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For the first time in the history of our planet, more than half the population-3.3 billion people-is now living in cities. City is the ultimate guidebook to our urban centers-the signature unit of human civilization. With erudite prose and carefully chosen illustrations, this unique work of metatourism explores what cities are and how they work. It covers history, customs and language, districts, transport, money, work, shops and markets, and tourist sites, creating a fantastically detailed portrait of the city through history and into the future. The urban explorer will revel in essays on downtowns, suburbs, shantytowns and favelas, graffiti, skylines, crime, the theater, street food, sport, eco-cities, and sacred sites, as well as mini essays on the Tower of Babel, flash mobs, ghettos, skateboarding, and SimCity, among many others. Drawing on a vast range of examples from across the world and throughout history, City is extensively illustrated with full-color photographs, maps, and other images. Acclaimed author and independent scholar P. D. Smith explores what it was like to live in the first cities, how they have evolved, and why in the future, cities will play an even greater role in human life.

American Picturesque

Author : John Conron
ISBN : 0271019204
Genre : Art
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"American Picturesque offers a magisterial account of the concept of the picturesque and its manifestation in many aspects of nineteenth-century American life. Conron's study ranges over the entire phenomenon, tracing the development of the picturesque aesthetic in genre, landscape, and topographical painting, rural cottages and villas."--BOOK JACKET.

The Oxford Handbook Of Culture And Psychology

Author : Jaan Valsiner
ISBN : 9780199366224
Genre : Psychology
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The goal of cultural psychology is to explain the ways in which human cultural constructions -- for example, rituals, stereotypes, and meanings -- organize and direct human acting, feeling, and thinking in different social contexts. A rapidly growing, international field of scholarship, cultural psychology is ready for an interdisciplinary, primary resource. Linking psychology, anthropology, sociology, archaeology, and history, The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology is the quintessential volume that unites the variable perspectives from these disciplines. Comprised of over fifty contributed chapters, this book provides a necessary, comprehensive overview of contemporary cultural psychology. Bridging psychological, sociological, and anthropological perspectives, one will find in this handbook: - A concise history of psychology that includes valuable resources for innovation in psychology in general and cultural psychology in particular - Interdisciplinary chapters including insights into cultural anthropology, cross-cultural psychology, culture and conceptions of the self, and semiotics and cultural connections - Close, conceptual links with contemporary biological sciences, especially developmental biology, and with other social sciences - A section detailing potential methodological innovations for cultural psychology By comparing cultures and the (often differing) human psychological functions occuring within them, The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology is the ideal resource for making sense of complex and varied human phenomena.

The Seven Deadly Sins

Author : Stanford M. Lyman
ISBN : 0930390814
Genre : Humor
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A study of sloth, lust, anger, pride, envy, gluttony, and greed.

Space And Social Theory

Author : Andrzej J L Zieleniec
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131610524
Genre : Social Science
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The importance of the spatial dimension of the structure, organization and experience of social relations is fundamental for sociological analysis and understanding. Space and Social Theory is an essential primer on the theories of space and inherent spatiality, guiding readers through the contributions of key and influential theorists: Marx, Simmel, Lefebvre, Harvey and Foucault. Giving an essential and accessible overview of social theories of space, this books shows why it matters to understand these theorists spatially. It will be crucial reading for students in sociology, urban studies, human geography, politics, and anthropology.

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