The City: Modernity, Hardback Book

The City: Modernity Hardback

Edited by Dr. Alan Latham

Part of the Sage Benchmarks in Culture and Society series

Description

This four-volume Major Work brings together key literatures which offer perspectives on the emergence of the modern city and its connection with the project of modernity.

The volumes explore the historical rise of the modern city and theorisations of the dynamics of city-based economic development; the nature of modernist city planning, governance and design; the role that the modern city has played in the rise of societies based on mass consumption; and the intertwining of expression, art and experience in the modern city. This collection has been built on the premise that cities need to be understood as interdisciplinary objects of study, and the contents have been drawn from a wide variety of sources with roots in areas such as urban anthropology, development studies, economics, history, geography and sociology.

The result is a unique and valuable resource for scholars based in a variety of social science and humanities disciplines. Volume I: The Modern city: Evolution and DevelopmentVolume II: Planning, Governing and Designing the Modern CityVolume III: Consumption, Politics and Popular culture in the Modern CityVolume IV: Modernity, Representation and the City

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 1352 pages
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Urban communities
  • ISBN: 9781473937710

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