Fantasy City : Pleasure and Profit in the Postmodern Metropolis, Paperback / softback Book

Fantasy City : Pleasure and Profit in the Postmodern Metropolis Paperback / softback


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.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 256 pages, 7 Tables, black and white
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: Sociology
  • ISBN: 9780415150989

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