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The postmodern urban condition

Author: M J Dear
Publisher: Oxford, OX., England ; Malden, Mass : Blackwell, 2000.
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"This book will change the way we understand cities. It provides readers with not only an introduction to cities and urbanism in the postmodern world but also overturns many common assumptions about urban structure. Dear's analysis combines concepts of postmodernism, space and the urban to trace the genesis of a postmodern urban condition. He provides an understanding of the intellectual, moral, and political  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: M J Dear
ISBN: 0631209875 9780631209874 0631209883 9780631209881
OCLC Number: 42038587
Description: xii, 337 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Taking Los Angeles seriously --
Mapping the postmodern --
Postmodern bloodlines: from Lefebvre to Jameson --
The premature demise of postmodern urbanism --
Reading the modern city: A colonial history of Los Angeles 1781-1991 --
Deconstructing urban planning --
Postmodern urbanism --
A tale of two cities 1. Tijuana --
Film, architecture and filmspace --
A tale of two cities 2. Las Vegas --
From sidewalk to cyberspace (and back to earth again) --
The personal politics of postmodernity --
The power of place --
The geopolitics of postmodernity --
Epistemological politics --
Epilogue: beyond postmodernism --
A beginner's guide to postmodernism.
Responsibility: Michael J. Dear.
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This work aims to provide readers with an introduction to cities and urbanism in the postmodern world, and to overturn many common assumptions about urban structure. Dear's analysis combines concepts  Read more...

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