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Fantasy City

Pleasure and Profit in the Postmodern Metropolis

Fantasy City by John Hannigan
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Fantasy City analyses the post-industrialist city as a site of entertainment. By discussing examples from a wide variety of venues, including casinos, malls, heritage developments and theme parks, Hannigan questions urban entertainments economic foundations and historical background. He asks whether such areas of fantasy destroy communities or instead create new groupings of shared identities and experiences. The book is written in a student friendly way with boxed case studies for class discussion.
Taylor and Francis; July 2005
256 pages; ISBN 9781134747009
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Title: Fantasy City
Author: John Hannigan