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Cities and fascination : beyond the surplus of meaning

Author: Heiko Schmid; Wolf-Dietrich Sahr; John Urry
Publisher: Farnham ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2011.
Series: Re-materialising cultural geography.
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In the course of economic and cultural globalization, most large cities have been transformed via increasing commercialisation of urban space, and consequent intense processes of theming. Bringing  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Heiko Schmid; Wolf-Dietrich Sahr; John Urry
ISBN: 9781409418535 1409418537 9781409418542 1409418545
OCLC Number: 659412899
Description: xvii, 243 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Contents: Preface; Cities and fascination: beyond the surplus of meaning, Heiko Schmid, Wolf-Dietrich Sahr and John Urry; Part I Revealing Fascination: Theoretical Horizons: The urban question after modernity, Michael Dear; The city is back (in our minds) Jacques Levy; Emotions in an urban environment: embellishing the cities from the perspective of the humanities. Jurgen Hasse; Aesthetics and design: perceptions in the postmodern periphery, Ludger Basten. Part II Focusing Fascination: Crossing Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives: 'The most dangerous knack': fetish and fascination in the built environment, Neil Smith; The urban staging of politics: life worlds, aesthetics, and planning - and an example from Brazil, Wolf-Dietrich Sahr. Part III Implementing Fascination: Case Studies: From dreamland to wasteland: the discursive structuring of cities, Ulrike Gerhard and Ingo H. Warnke; Re-designing the metropolis: purpose and perception of the Ruhr district as European Capital of Culture 2010, Achim Prossek; Strategic staging of urbanity: urban images in films and film images in Hamburg's city marketing, Sybille Bauriedl and Anke Struver; 'Neoliberalism with Chinese characteristics': consumer pedagogy in Macao, Tim Simpson. Part IV Consequences of Fascination: New Horizons: Excess, fascination and climates, John Urry; Index.
Series Title: Re-materialising cultural geography.
Responsibility: edited by Heiko Schmid, Wolf-Dietrich Sahr and John Urry.

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