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- McGraw-Hill Education 2003; US$ 42.00
Explores cities and urban life from the perspectives of both sociology and cultural theory. This book demonstrates that the 'real' city of physicality and struggle and the 'imagined' city of representations are entwined in the construction of urban cultures. It designed as a text for courses in cultural studies, sociology and wider social science. more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 64.95
This book is a fresh and engaging analysis of the city as a central concept in contemporary social thought. It probes the contested and negotiated ways in which cities are built, understood, lived and imagined. Taking a thematic approach and drawing on a range of theoretical, methodological and empirical points of reference, it examines such subjects... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00
Culture now has a prominent place on the urban policy and re-profiling agendas of cities around the world. City-based cultural planning emphasising creativity in all its guises has emerged as a significant local policy initiative, while the notion of the ?creative city? has become an urban imaging cliché. The proliferation of local blueprints for... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95
This Research Companion brings together leading experts from around the world to map the contours of the relationship between planning and culture and to present these inextricably linked concepts and issues together in one place. By examining significant trends in varying national and international contexts, the contributors scrutinise the theories... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95
This edited collection will examine the way in which cities are imagined, experienced and shaped by those who reside within them, those who manage or govern them, and those who, as visitor, tourist or traveller, pass through them. Attention will be paid to the influence that these various inhabitants have on city life and living and the dialectic... more...
- SAGE Publications 2009; US$ 46.00
This engaging book argues that tourists - be they on a package tour or immersing themselves in local cultures - are not passive consumers of either destinations or their interpretations, but that they actively occupy a multi-sensory, embodied experience. more...
Black Educational Choice: Assessing the Private and Public Alternatives to Traditional K-12 Public SchoolsABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 53.00
In November 2008, then President-elect Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama decided to send their two girls to Sidwell Friends School, an elite private institution. Unfortunately, this educational opportunity is far beyond the reach of most African American families. Indeed, of the five million students in non-public K?12 schools in the United States,... more...