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The Cultural meaning of urban space [electronic resource] / edited by Robert Rotenberg and Gary McDonogh.

Contributor(s): Rotenberg, Robert Louis, 1949- | McDonogh, Gary W.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Contemporary urban studies: Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Bergin & Garvey, 1993Description: 1 online resource (xix, 226 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780313390067 (electronic bk.); 0313390061 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Urban geography | Urban anthropology | Seria "Antropologia urban�a" | Environmental Studies | Social Science | G�eographie urbaine | Anthropologie urbaine | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Sociology -- Urban | Steden | Ruimte (algemeen) | Culturele aspectenGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Cultural meaning of urban space.DDC classification: 307.76 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
The geography of emptiness / Gary McDonogh -- On the salubrity of sites / Robert Rotenberg -- Chinese privacy / Deborah Pellow -- Rediscovering shitamachi / Theodore C. Bestor -- We have always lived under the castle / John Mock -- Cultural meaning of the plaza / Setha M. Low -- Italian urbanscape / Donald S. Pitkin -- Mapping contested terrains / Charles Rutheiser -- Beyond built form and culture in the anthropological study of residential community spaces / Margaret Rodman -- Housing abandonment in inner-city black neighborhoods / Susan D. Greenbaum -- Access to the waterfront / Matthew Cooper -- Public access on the urban waterfront / R. Timothy Sieber.
Summary: This book presents a cross-cultural approach to the study of urban space. Essays written by major contributors in contemporary urban studies provide a range of case studies from Asia, Latin America, North America, and Europe to address important questions about space and power, processes of change, aesthetics and attitudes toward space, and social divisions expressed through urban life. The essays fall into three interlocking sections: conceptual and linguistic approaches to urban space; visual and social examinations of world cities; and policy examinations of spatial analyses. Together with.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [195]-214) and index.

The geography of emptiness / Gary McDonogh -- On the salubrity of sites / Robert Rotenberg -- Chinese privacy / Deborah Pellow -- Rediscovering shitamachi / Theodore C. Bestor -- We have always lived under the castle / John Mock -- Cultural meaning of the plaza / Setha M. Low -- Italian urbanscape / Donald S. Pitkin -- Mapping contested terrains / Charles Rutheiser -- Beyond built form and culture in the anthropological study of residential community spaces / Margaret Rodman -- Housing abandonment in inner-city black neighborhoods / Susan D. Greenbaum -- Access to the waterfront / Matthew Cooper -- Public access on the urban waterfront / R. Timothy Sieber.

This book presents a cross-cultural approach to the study of urban space. Essays written by major contributors in contemporary urban studies provide a range of case studies from Asia, Latin America, North America, and Europe to address important questions about space and power, processes of change, aesthetics and attitudes toward space, and social divisions expressed through urban life. The essays fall into three interlocking sections: conceptual and linguistic approaches to urban space; visual and social examinations of world cities; and policy examinations of spatial analyses. Together with.

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