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Metropolis

  • Couverture cartonnée
  • 486 Nombre de pages
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From its emergence at the end of the 18th century, the "modern" way of life has been closely associated with the growth of great cities. The essays in this collection represent attempts to understand the nature of the metropolis and its relationship with modern life in general.

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From its emergence at the end of the 18th century, the 'modern' way of life has been closely associated with the growth of great cities. The essays in this collection represent some of the most significant attempts to understand the nature of the metropolis and its relationship with modern life in general. The book includes both classic and contemporary works of sociological theory, literary and architectural criticism, ethnography, polemics and historical work. Yet in their very different ways, each of the authors is trying to make sense of the sometimes frightening but always stimulating phenomenon of contemporary city life. As such the essays speak to each other and to the controversies over the city - what it is and what it should be - that have emerged over the past century. In addition to general works on the social and psychological nature of urbanism, the book includes sections on the built environment and on public space.



Contenu

Preface; R.Jackall & A.J.Vidich - Acknowledgements - Notes on the Contributors - Introduction; P.Kasinitz - PART 1: MODERNITY AND THE URBAN ETHOS - Introduction; P.Kasinitz - The Culture of Cities; L.Mumford - The Metropolis and Mental Life; G.Simmel - Paris: Capital of the 19th Century; W.Benjamin - Urbanism as a Way of Life; L.Wirth - PART 2: RATIONALITY AND IT'S DISCONTENTS: THE MAKING OF THE A METROPOLIS IN NEW YORK CITY - Introduction; P.Kasinitz - New York is not a Completed City; Le Corbusier - Uses of Sidewalks; J.Jacobs - In the Forrest of Symbols: Some Notes on Modernism in New York; M.Berman - PART 3: COMMUNITY REDISCOVERED, COMMUNITY REASSESSED: SOCIAL BONDS IN THE MODERN CITY - Introduction; P.Kasinitz - Urbanism and Suburbanism as Ways of Life; H.Gans - Race, Ethnicity and New Forms of Urban Community; J.Bensman & A.Vidich - Private, Parochial and Public Social Orders: Crime and Incivility in Urban Communities; A.Hunter - Community Becomes Uncivilized; R.Sennett - City Life and Difference; I.M.Young - PART 4: SOCIAL RELATIONS AND PUBLIC PLACES - Introduction; P.Kasinitz - The Varieties and Vicissitudes of Public Space; J.Weintraub - The Pleasures and Costs of Urbanity; M.Walzer - Street Etiquette and Street Wisdom; E.Anderson - Fortress Los Angeles: The Militarization of Urban Space; M.Davis - Reclaiming our Public Spaces; F.Siegel - PART 5: THE FUTURE OF THE CITY: SPACE, RACE, CLASS AND POLITICS - Introduction; P.Kasinitz - Megalopolis Unbound; M.Fishman - The Ghetto, the State and the New Capitalist Economy; L.J.D.Wacquant - Civil Society as a Polyarchic Form: The City; F.Ferrarotti - Index

Détails sur le produit

Titre: Metropolis
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Code EAN: 9780333621271
ISBN: 978-0-333-62127-1
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Genre: Sciences sociales en général
nombre de pages: 486
Poids: 630g
Taille: H216mm x B216mm x T140mm
Année: 1994
Auflage: 1995