The Resource Imagining cities : scripts, signs, memory, edited by Sallie Westwood and John Williams

Imagining cities : scripts, signs, memory, edited by Sallie Westwood and John Williams

Label
Imagining cities : scripts, signs, memory
Title
Imagining cities
Title remainder
scripts, signs, memory
Statement of responsibility
edited by Sallie Westwood and John Williams
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The city has always been a locus of research and discussion within the debates of modernity and, more recently, postmodernity. This volume brings together some of the most recent and exciting work on the city from within sociology and cultural studies. Scripts, Sign's and Memories is organized around four major themes: urban theory; ethnic diversity and the politics of difference; memory and nostalgia; and the image of the city in film, literature and the media. In each section the contributors explore ideas of past and present within the imagined space of the city. The final section, on the virtual city, pushes this to its logical conclusion in a lively discussion of the city of the future as we begin to imagine it now through the dystopia of cyberpunk and the imagined utopia of the community of the internet
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HT151
LC item number
.I46 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Westwood, Sallie
  • Williams, John
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cities and towns
  • Sociology, Urban
  • Villes
  • Sociologie urbaine
  • Cities and towns
  • Sociology, Urban
  • Steden
  • Sociale verandering
  • Technische ontwikkeling
  • Stadtsoziologie
  • Aufsatzsammlung
  • Stadt
  • Anthropogeographie
Label
Imagining cities : scripts, signs, memory, edited by Sallie Westwood and John Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Developed from the 1995 British sociological conference Contested Cities
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [261]-278) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Imagining cities / Sallie Westwood and John Williams --- Part I. Theorising cities. 1. Six discourses on the postmetropolis / Edward W. Soja -- 2. Imagining the real-time city: telecommunications, urban paradigms and the future of cities / Stephen Graham -- 3. Chaotic places or complex places? Cities in a post-industrial era / David Byrne --- Part II. Racial/spatial imaginaries. 4. Out of the melting pot into the fire next time: imagining the east end as city, body, text / Phil Cohen -- 5. White governmentality: urbanism, nationalism, racism / Barnor Hesse -- 6. Migrant spaces and settlers' time: forming and de-forming an inner city / Max Farrar --- Part III. Nostalgia/memory. 7. Looking backward, nostalgia and the city / Elizabeth Wilson -- 8. Authenticity and suburbia / David Chaney -- 9. 'Proper Little Mesters': nostalgia and protest masculinity in de-industrialised Sheffield / Ian Taylor and Ruth Jamieson --- Part IV. Narrating cityscapes. 10. This, here, now: imagining the modern city / James Donald -- 11. (Re) placing the city: cultural relocation and the city as centre / Tim Hall -- 12. Anglicising the American dream: tragedy, farce and the 'postmodern' city / Julie Charlesworth and Allan Cochrane --- Part V. Virtual cities. 13. Cyberpunk as social theory: William Gibson and the sociological imagination / Roger Burrows -- 14. Cities, subjectivity and cyberspace / Graham B. Mcbeath and Stephen A. Webb
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 289 pages
Isbn
9780415144308
Lccn
96016505
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34598045
  • (OCoLC)ocm34598045
Label
Imagining cities : scripts, signs, memory, edited by Sallie Westwood and John Williams
Publication
Note
Developed from the 1995 British sociological conference Contested Cities
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [261]-278) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Imagining cities / Sallie Westwood and John Williams --- Part I. Theorising cities. 1. Six discourses on the postmetropolis / Edward W. Soja -- 2. Imagining the real-time city: telecommunications, urban paradigms and the future of cities / Stephen Graham -- 3. Chaotic places or complex places? Cities in a post-industrial era / David Byrne --- Part II. Racial/spatial imaginaries. 4. Out of the melting pot into the fire next time: imagining the east end as city, body, text / Phil Cohen -- 5. White governmentality: urbanism, nationalism, racism / Barnor Hesse -- 6. Migrant spaces and settlers' time: forming and de-forming an inner city / Max Farrar --- Part III. Nostalgia/memory. 7. Looking backward, nostalgia and the city / Elizabeth Wilson -- 8. Authenticity and suburbia / David Chaney -- 9. 'Proper Little Mesters': nostalgia and protest masculinity in de-industrialised Sheffield / Ian Taylor and Ruth Jamieson --- Part IV. Narrating cityscapes. 10. This, here, now: imagining the modern city / James Donald -- 11. (Re) placing the city: cultural relocation and the city as centre / Tim Hall -- 12. Anglicising the American dream: tragedy, farce and the 'postmodern' city / Julie Charlesworth and Allan Cochrane --- Part V. Virtual cities. 13. Cyberpunk as social theory: William Gibson and the sociological imagination / Roger Burrows -- 14. Cities, subjectivity and cyberspace / Graham B. Mcbeath and Stephen A. Webb
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 289 pages
Isbn
9780415144308
Lccn
96016505
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34598045
  • (OCoLC)ocm34598045

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