David Bell, Azzedine Haddour
Pearson Education, 2000 - Political Science - 268 pages
City Visions focuses on contemporary issues in city cultures and urban politics. With contributions from internationally renowned scholars, the book ranges from discussions of the city in contemporary works of fiction to critiques of urban policies and explorations of the experiences of being in the city. Each chapter seeks to explore representational, theoretical and experiential elements of the contemporary city, and whether focusing on particular urban practices - tourism, dancing, 'hanging around' - particular spaces - streets, city centres, ruins - or particular theoretical perspectives - postmodernism, ethics, postcolonialism - each chapter brings to light its own city and its own vision. Taken together the essays suggest exciting new agendas for thinking and talking about cities.