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Sanctuaries of the city : lessons from Tokyo

Author: Anni Greve
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington, Vt. : Ashgate Pub. Co., ©2011.
Series: Re-materialising cultural geography.
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Tokyo is a large 'world city', yet it is also 'liveable': Through its examination of this East Asian city, this book not only provides a much needed study of urbanism in this region, but also puts forward an innovative new rationale about how a mega-city succeeds in being safe, well ordered and yet creative and dynamic. It proposes that a key element in this is the creation of places of urban sociability. It  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Greve, Anni.
Sanctuaries of the city.
Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2011
(DLC) 2011007729
(OCoLC)703104581
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anni Greve
ISBN: 9780754695110 0754695115 1283223392 9781283223393
OCLC Number: 754717971
Description: 1 online resource (206 pages, [3] pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), map.
Contents: pt. 1. Urban sanctuary-research --
pt. 2. A place-historical perspective --
pt. 3. Lessons from Tokyo.
Series Title: Re-materialising cultural geography.
Responsibility: Anni Greve.
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Proposes that we can learn from Tokyo about the intrinsic importance of in-between realms to an international culture: the sanctuaries. This book argues that certain urban societies are more robust  Read more...

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'In this truly great book, Anni Greve explores the various sanctuaries in Tokyo, London and New York where we can practice cosmopolitan virtues and cultivate conviviality. Combining sociology, Read more...

 
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