Urban Culture: Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies, Volume 4

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Chris Jenks
Taylor & Francis, 2004 - City and town life - 368 pages
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This set includes key pieces from Peter Ackroyd, Charles Baudelaire, Walter Benjamin, Homi Bhaba, Charles Dickens, Fredrick Engles, Paul Gilroy, Thomas Hobbes, Max Weber, George Simmel, Ian Sinclair, Edward W. Soja, Gayatri Spivak, Nigel Thrift, Virginia Woolf, Sharon Zukin, and many others.
The material is arranged thematically highlighting the variety of interests that coexist (and conflict) within the city. Issues such as gender, class, race, age and disability are covered along with urban experiences such as walking, politics & protest, governance, inclusion and exclusion. "Urban pathologies," including gangsters, mugging, and drug-dealing are also explored. Selections cover cities from around the globe, including London, Berlin, Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Rio de Janeiro, Bombay and Tokyo.
A general introduction by the editor reviews theoretical perspectives and provides a rationale for the collection.
This collection offers a valuable research tool to a broad range of disciplines, including: sociology; anthropology; cultural history; cultural geography; art critical theory; visual culture; literary studies; social policy and cultural studies.
  

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Contents

The Kray fascination
3
Extract from The gang and the community
25
The traditional way of life
47
The image and the reality
66
Inside the Jago
91
Evening Standard
103
a stroll down Felony Lane
135
Jack the Ripper
166
Some reflections on postmodernism and architecture
211
A response to Kenneth Frampton
221
towards a postmodern geography
242
rethinking ethnography
267
The postmodern debate over urban form
292
youth surveillance and dispIay
306
Index
329
Copyright

PART 8
201

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About the author (2004)

Chris Jenks is Professor of Sociology and Head of Department at Goldsmiths College (U.K.).

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