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By Heiko Schmid (ed.), Wolf-Dietrich Sahr (ed.), John Urry (ed.)

ISBN-10: 1409418537

ISBN-13: 9781409418535

Bringing jointly prime city students, this ebook discusses the linkages among the industrial, social and mental elements of the city setting. It makes a speciality of the expansion of non-public urbanity that has resulted in a 'spectactularization' of the town, the main severe part of consciousness being the fascination that is aroused via points of interest and state-managed occasions. The advanced features of this fascination are tested less than the size of aesthetics, feelings, lived studies and gear constructions and governance. The interdisciplinary nature of this assortment has huge foreign allure and may be of curiosity to lecturers of social and cultural geography and cultural and media reports.

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Earlier manifestations of forms of globalization), the present concatenation is different because they have never before appeared in concert, never before penetrated so deeply, never before been so geographically extensive, and never before overtaken everyday life at such speed. In short, there has never been anything as globally The Urban Question after Modernity 21 universal as the rise of the ‘Information Age’. It is likely to prove as profoundly transformational as the advent of the Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions of earlier times.

G. earlier manifestations of forms of globalization), the present concatenation is different because they have never before appeared in concert, never before penetrated so deeply, never before been so geographically extensive, and never before overtaken everyday life at such speed. In short, there has never been anything as globally The Urban Question after Modernity 21 universal as the rise of the ‘Information Age’. It is likely to prove as profoundly transformational as the advent of the Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions of earlier times.

Yet, paradoxically, sprawling cities also provide enclaves where intense local autonomies are possible, enabling communities-of-interest to realize their goals often below the radar of formal politics. Such movements include the activities of the much-vaunted ‘creative classes’ and advocates of ‘green urbanism’. The potential of revitalized local social movements, globalization from below, and recovered human agency all point optimistically to a grassroots political renaissance (see Flusty 2004, Smith 2001, Keil 1998, respectively).

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