The Blackwell City Reader

The Blackwell City Reader

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Updated to reflect the most current thinking on urban studies, this new edition of The Blackwell City Reader brings together a wide range of essential readings relating to the analysis and experience of cities across the globe. Selections are carefully gathered from a variety of academic disciplines ranging from architecture, sociology, and literature to cultural studies, philosophy, and even psychoanalysis to provide the most diverse perspectives and in-depth coverage of the field. The new edition incorporates major developments in the study of materialities and mobilities, two areas at the heart of many contemporary debates; it also features enhanced coverage on non-Western cities that reflect recent growth trends, especially in Asia, China, and India, making it the most international reader of its kind. The Blackwell City Reader, Second Edition combines established and novel readings from a wide range of theoretical perspectives and geographical locales to provide an indispensable source for the most up-to-date thinking on cities of today and tomorrow.... of the most abstract and distant kind (the deployment of troops around the world and the starting of wars notwithstanding). ... that kind of connectedness can always be banished beyond the shell of the Ford Explorer or the eight-foot bubble we now ... increasing problems of traffic and parking through sheer expansion of volume), so too do aggressive panhandling laws, ... New York 519 U.S. 357(1997).

Title:The Blackwell City Reader
Author:Gary Bridge, Sophie Watson
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2010-03-08


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