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Urban Theory and the Urban Experience Encountering the City

ISBN-10: 0415245923
ISBN-13: 9780415245920
Edition: 2003
Authors: Simon Parker
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Book details

List price: $69.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 12/18/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

For the first time Urban Theory and the Urban Experience brings together classic and contemporary approaches to urban research in order to reveal the intellectual origins of urban studies, and the often unacknowledged debt that empirical and theoretical perspectives on the city owe to one another.Both students and urban scholars will appreciate the critical way in which classical and contemporary debates on the nature of the city are presented. Extensive use is made throughout of documentary, literary and cultural sources to bring the different theoretical perspectives to life. Discussion points introduce and explain key concepts and intellectual histories in a jargon free manner. End of chapter further readings have also been annotated to encourage additional study.

Introduction: 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
The City and the Suburb: Urban Studies In The United States and Britain 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

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