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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...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
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...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95
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...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95
It has become increasingly evident that effective planning for sustainable communities, environments and economies pivots on the ability of planners to see the possibilities for culture in comprehensive social, historical and environmental terms and to more fully engage with the cultural practices, processes and theorisation that comprise a social... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
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
Closing the K?12 achievement gap is critical to the future welfare of African American individuals, families, and communities?and to the future of our nation as a whole. The black-white academic achievement gap?the significant statistical difference in academic performance between African American students and their white peers?is the single greatest... more...
- Lexington Books 2015; US$ 84.99
The Applied Anthropology of Obesity advances understanding of the many cultural factors underlying increased global obesity prevalence. This book candidly discusses obesity research, prevention, and intervention programs, providing rich information about social identity, obesity prevention, and treatment. more...