The Resource The sphinx in the city : urban life, the control of disorder, and women, Elizabeth Wilson

The sphinx in the city : urban life, the control of disorder, and women, Elizabeth Wilson

Label
The sphinx in the city : urban life, the control of disorder, and women
Title
The sphinx in the city
Title remainder
urban life, the control of disorder, and women
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Wilson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Elizabeth Wilson's elegant, provocative, and scholarly study uses fiction, essays, film, and art, as well as history and sociology, to look at some of the world's greatest cities-London, Paris, Moscow, New York, Chicago, Lusaka, and Sao Paulo-and presents a powerful critique of utopian planning, anti-urbanism, postmodernism, and traditional architecture. For women the city offers freedom, including sexual freedom, but also new dangers. Planners and reformers have repeatedly attempted to regulate women-and the working class and ethnic minorities-by means of grandiose, utopian plans, nearly destroying the richness of urban culture. City centers have become uninhabited business districts, the countryside suburbanized. There is danger without pleasure, consumerism without choice, safety without stimulation. What is needed is a new understanding of city life and Wilson gives us an intriguing introduction to what this might be." http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/ucal041/91031209.html
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1936-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilson, Elizabeth
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
HT361
LC item number
.W55 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • City and town life
  • Urban women
  • City planning
  • Cities and towns
  • Sociale controle
  • Stadscultuur
  • Stadsplanning
  • Vrouwen
  • Vie urbaine
  • Femmes en milieu urbain
  • Urbanisme
  • Villes
  • Cities and towns
  • City and town life
  • City planning
  • Urban women
  • Stadscultuur
  • Stadsplanning
  • Vrouwen
  • Sociale controle
  • Frau
  • Großstadt
  • Soziologie
  • Stadtentwicklung
  • Stadtplanung
  • Großstadt
  • Stadtplanung
  • Frau
Label
The sphinx in the city : urban life, the control of disorder, and women, Elizabeth Wilson
Link
https://archive.org/details/sphinxincityurba0000wils
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Virago Press, 1991
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Into the labyrinth -- From Kitsch City to the city sublime -- Cesspool city : London -- The city of the floating world : Paris -- Cities of the American dream -- Architecture and consciousness in central Europe -- The lost metropolis -- World cities -- Beyond good and evil
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st University of California Press ed.
Extent
191 pages
Isbn
9780520078505
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
91031209
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24319974
  • (OCoLC)ocm24319974
Label
The sphinx in the city : urban life, the control of disorder, and women, Elizabeth Wilson
Link
https://archive.org/details/sphinxincityurba0000wils
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Virago Press, 1991
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Into the labyrinth -- From Kitsch City to the city sublime -- Cesspool city : London -- The city of the floating world : Paris -- Cities of the American dream -- Architecture and consciousness in central Europe -- The lost metropolis -- World cities -- Beyond good and evil
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st University of California Press ed.
Extent
191 pages
Isbn
9780520078505
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
91031209
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24319974
  • (OCoLC)ocm24319974

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