Cities are products of culture and sites where culture is made. By presenting the best of classic and contemporary writing on the culture of cities, this reader provides an overview of the diverse material on the interface between cities and culture.
Atlas of Improbable Places shows the modern world from surprising new vantage points that will inspire urban explorers and armchair travellers alike to consider a new way of understanding the world we live in.
The Dictionary of Human Geography is the definitive guide to issues and ideas, methods and theories in human geography. Now in its fifth edition, this ground-breaking text has been comprehensively revised to reflect the changing nature and practice of human geography and its rapidly developing connections with other fields.
Examining the way people imagine and interact in their cities, this book explores the post-cosmopolitan city. The contributors consider the effects of migration, national, and religious revivals (with their new aesthetic sensibilities), the dispositions of marginalized economic actors, and globalized tourism on urban sociality.
This new dictionary provides over 2,000 clear and concise entries on human geography, covering basic terms and concepts as well as biographies, organisations, and major periods and schools. Authoritative and accessible, this is a must-have for every student of human geography, as well as for professionals and interested members of the public.
A interdisciplinary, student focused exploration of contemporary global urban economies. It covers the theoretical alongside the empirical, with boxed examples and suggested reading and websites for every chapter.
Suitable for students of urban and regional planning, this text gives an historical overview of the developments and changes in the theory and practice of planning, throughout the 20th century. It looks at the insights of the great figures who influenced the early planning movement, leading up to the creation of the post-war planning machine.
This book explores the role of cities, their influence and the transformations they have undertaken in the recent past, the ways in which cities regenerate, how plans change, how they are governed and how they react to the economic realities of the day. Bringing together studies from around the world at different scales.
A manual that shows how to conceptualize, structure and facilitate the participation of young people in the community development process. It is intended for urban planners, municipal officials, community development staff, non-governmental organizations, educators, youth-serving agencies, and youth advocates.
Provides a systematic A-Z to understanding the city that explains the interrelations between society, culture and economy. This book features: Histories; Economies and Inequalities; Communities; and Order and Disorder.
Drawing on examples from a number of countries, this text introduces the ideas of culture and space - identity politics, gender, race, class, disability, sexuality, performativity, power, agency - through a context relevant to lived experience: youth cultures.
Addresses contemporary geographical issues in the Mediterranean Basin. This work contains sixteen chapters each of which deal with a major geographical issue facing the Mediterranean. It also emphasis' the interaction between society and environment in terms of environmental management, differential regional development, and others.
The book outlines the key elements of these new strategies that are being touted as emblematic new configurations that can be unproblematically mobilised, transferred and inserted into other contexts and critically assesses their implications and relevance to other urban contexts.
Culture is big business. It is at the root of many urban regeneration schemes throughout the world. It is also one of the leaders of the post-Fordist economic revolution, yet the economy of culture is under-theorized and under-developed. In this wide-ranging and penetrating volume, the economic logi
A new series from SAGE Publications Written with reference to the Geography Benchmark Statement, Doing Cultural Geography emphasises active learning, and so will invite students to ask questions, look for the appropriate methods to answer those questions, and decide on the most effective way of representing the findings.
Locates the concept of 'the city' within the traditions of social thought, providing a basis for understanding its varying usages and meanings through a discussion of the contribution of key authors and thinkers. This book draws on a diverse range of literatures and case studies to present the importance of a geographical perspective on the city.
Deputy Director of the Trust for Thanet archaeology, Gerald Moody, has used all the most up-to-date and new archaeological evidence to produce the only book available about the history and archaeology of the Isle of Thanet.
This is the first book to explore cities and urban life from the perspectives of both sociology and cultural theory. Through an interdisciplinary approach and use of case material, the book demonstrates that the 'real' city of physicality and struggle and the 'imagined' city of representations are entwined in the construction of urban cultures.
Earth Matters describes the importance of soil, the many ways in which we depend on it, and how humans have worked with the soil throughout history. Exploring the reasons for increasing recognition and respect for soil even among town and city dwellers, Bardgett concludes with a look at current efforts to stop widespread soil degradation.
* An extensive review of urban policy since the 1960s. * Explores the complex interaction of urban policy with changing perspectives on urban life and social welfare. * Examines a broad range of issues, such as race, economic regeneration and competitiveness, managing dangerous places, community and managerialism.
Visions of the City is a dramatic account of utopian urbanism in the twentieth century. It explores radical demands for new spaces and ways of living, and considers their effects on planning, architecture and struggles to shape urban landscapes.
A title, in which, the author predicted what is known as the Malthusian catastrophe, wherein humans would disregard the limits of natural resources and the world would be plagued by famine and disease.
This text is an essential guide to current research approaches in human geography, covering all aspects of undertaking a geography research project, from the selection of an appropriate topic through to the organisation and writing of the final report.
An introduction to the diverse field of economic geography. Underpinned by the themes of globalisation, uneven development and place, this text aims to convey the diversity and vitality of contemporary economic geography.
Thoroughly revised and updated, this text introduces students of human geography and allied disciplines to the fundamental concept of place, combining discussion about everyday uses of the term with the complex theoretical debates that have grown up around it.
How do we describe ourselves? Where have we, do we, will we, live our lives? Why are the differences between people a source of tension? How can social change occur? This book shows how geographers work across ideas of difference to understand questions of identity, power and action. It is suitable for students of human geography.
Provides an account of the intellectual history of population geography. Using a range of case studies and contemporary examples, this book links the rise and fall of the key concepts in population geography to the changing social and economic context and to geography's turn towards social theory.
Sublime and maddening, fascinating yet baffling, Italy is a country of endless paradox and seemingly unanswerable riddles. This book is suitable for anyone seeking to understand contemporary Italy and the unique character of the Italians.
Capturing the diversity of scholarship in the field of urban geography, this reader presents a stimulating selection of articles and excerpts by leading figures, addressing the changing conditions and responses to contemporary urbanization.
Investigates the way geographers have sought to make sense of urban transformation. This book critically synthesizes key literatures in the following areas: approaches to urban geography; economic geography of the city; urban policy; new urban forms and landscapes; impacts of urban change; and, sustainability and the city.
"A very timely and valuable contribution to the literature for urban planners, city governments and all those who wish to understand the interactions between urbanization, disaster risk and climate change, and explore innovative ways and means of action." -- From the Publisher.
Presenting an impassioned argument for revitalising our imagination of space, Doreen Massey takes on some well-established assumptions from philosophy, and some familiar ways of characterising the twenty-first century world, and shows how they restrain our understanding of both the challenge and the potential of space.
Divided into six parts, this book outlines the field of urban geography and explains the importance of a global perspective. It explores the growth of cities from the earliest times and examines the urban geography of the major world regions. It considers the dynamics of urban structure and land use change in Western cities.
This astute text on the changing nature of childhood focuses on three main issues: nation building and developing children, child participation and activism in the context of development, and globalization and children's lives in the context of what has been called 'the end of development'.
Presents an overview of the conceptual and theoretical debates, drawing upon the research from across the globe. This title is suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate students of geography, the social sciences and education.
Founded by the British Cartographic Society (BCS) and first published in June 1964, The Cartographic Journal was the first general distribution English language journal in cartography. This volume of classic papers and accompanying invited reflections brings together some of the key papers to celebrate 50 years of publication.
"Designed to help students understand the multiple levels at which human populations respond to their surroundings, this essential text offers the most complete discussion of environmental, physiologic"
Of the two kinds of philosophical questions - epistemic and ethical - raised by the public debate about climate change, professional philosophers have dealt almost exclusively with the ethical. This book is the first to address both and examine the relationship between them.