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Paris under construction : building sites and urban transformation in the 1960s

Author: Jacob Paskins
Publisher: New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016.
Series: Routledge research in planning and urban design.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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During the 1960s, building sites in Paris became spaces that expressed preoccupations about urban transformation, labour immigration and national identity. As new buildings and infrastructure changed the city, building sites revealed the substandard living and working conditions of migrant construction workers in France. Moreover, construction was the touchstone in debates about the dangers of urban life, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jacob Paskins
ISBN: 9781138939998 1138939994
OCLC Number: 912507979
Notes: Expansion of the author's thesis (Ph. D.--University College, London) under the title: Social experience of building construction work in and around Paris during the 1960s.
Description: xvi, 218 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Building Sites and Nation Building 2. Politics on the Building Site 3. Housing Builders: Constructing Inequality 4. The Building Site Next Door 5. Building Site Accidents: Construction in Crisis
Series Title: Routledge research in planning and urban design.
Responsibility: Jacob Paskins.

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Expansion of the author's thesis (Ph. D.--University College, London) under the title: Social experience of building construction work in and around Paris during the 1960s.  Read more...

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"Through the eyes of Henri Lefebvre, Paskins takes a bold new look at Paris's second cataclysmic transformation in the 1960s. Weaving together disparate threads of France's postwar national identity, Read more...

 
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