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Urban theory and the urban experience : encountering the city

Author: Simon Parker
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book will be of interest to students, scholars, practitioners and all those who wish to learn more about why the urban has become the dominant social, economic and cultural form of the twenty-first century."--Jacket.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Parker
ISBN: 0415245915 9780415245913 0415245923 9780415245920 9780203471784 0203471784
OCLC Number: 52127602
Description: ix, 210 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: ENCOUNTERING THE CITY --
THE FOUNDATIONS OF URBAN THEORY: WEBER, SIMMEL, BENJAMIN AND LEFEBVRE --
THE CITY DESCRIBED: SOCIAL REFORM AND THE EMPIRICAL TRADITION IN CLASSIC URBAN STUDIES --
VISIONS OF UTOPIA: FROM THE GARDEN CITY TO THE NEW URBANISM --
BETWEEN THE SUBURB AND THE GHETTO: URBAN STUDIES AND THE SEARCH FOR COMMUNITY IN BRITAIN AND THE UNITED STATES AFTER THE SECOND WORLD WAR --
URBAN FORTUNES: MAKING SENSE OF THE CAPITALIST CITY --
THE CONTESTED CITY: POLITICS, PEOPLE AND POWER --
FROM PILLAR TO POST: CULTURE, REPRESENTATION AND DIFFERENCE IN THE URBAN WORLD --
PUTTING THE CITY IN ITS PLACE: URBAN FUTURES AND THE FUTURE OF URBAN THEORY.
Other Titles: Urban theory & the urban experience
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