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Author: Deborah Stevenson
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity, 2013.
Series: Key concepts; Key concepts.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is a fresh and engaging analysis of the city as a central concept in contemporary social thought. It probes the contested and negotiated ways in which cities are built, understood, lived and imagined. Taking a thematic approach and drawing on a range of theoretical, methodological and empirical points of reference, it examines such subjects as urban inequality, public space, creative cities, globalization,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Stevenson
ISBN: 9780745648897 0745648894 0745648908 9780745648903
OCLC Number: 800642918
Description: xi, 203 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Theoretical city : concepts and frameworks --
Material city : economies and inequalities --
Everyday city : diversity and predictability --
Dark city : regulation and stimulation --
Emotional city : memory, belief and passion --
Global city : hierarchies and the urban 'other' --
Imagined city : visions and brands --
Conclusion : Concepts of the city and beyond.
Series Title: Key concepts; Key concepts.
Responsibility: Deborah Stevenson.

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What do we mean by a city, beyond a built-up area with a sizeable population? This book examines the social meanings of cities - as places of work, leisure, night-life, danger, creativity, etc. - to  Read more...

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"An engaging and rewarding read." City "Concise yet authoritative, The City provides an accessible overview of current debates in urban sociology, with excellent coverage of questions of emotion and Read more...

 
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