Published June 6, 2007
by Routledge .
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||256|
This book is a critical account of the relations between contemporary cities and the cultures they produce and which in turn shape them. It questions perceived ideas of what constitutes a city's culture through case studies in which different kinds of culture - the arts, cultural institutions and heritage, distinctive ways of life - are seen to be differently used in or affected by the. Cities --Cultures --Cities producing culture --Culture re-producing cities --The culture industries --Cities of culture --Cultural cross-currents --Cultural identities --Permeable cultures. Series Title: Routledge critical introductions to urbanism and the city. Responsibility: Malcolm Miles. More information: Table of contents. Combining cultural critique, interviews, autobiography and ethnography, The Culture of Cities is a compelling account of the public spaces of modernity as they are transformed into new, more troubling landscapes. Skip to main content Shopping Cart0ISBN: Cities are both products of culture, and sites where culture is made and received. By presenting the very best of classic and contemporary writing on the culture of cities, The City Cultures Reader provides an accessible overview of the diverse material on the interface between cities and culture/5(10).
This introduction is worth reading as it places the book into historical context as it was originally published in The book itself, written by Lewis Mumford is excellent. The first half of the book is about the history of cities and the second half about how Mumford saw that cities should by: Originally published in , The City in History: Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects by prolific author Lewis Mumford traces the evolution of the urban form throughout human civilization, from the earliest tribal habitats to the towns of the Middle Ages to the vintage-modern commerce hubs of the s. She rejects the idea that cities have either a singular urban culture or many different subcultures to argue that cultures are constantly negotiated in the city's central spaces - the streets, parks, shops, museums, and restaurants - which are the great public spaces of modernity. Each city was studied according to six themes: cultural heritage, literary culture, film and games, performing arts, people and talent, and cultural diversity. Scroll down for some of the more interesting findings. Cultural heritage. London's V&A Museum. Cultured cities like to put things on walls.
Cities are both products of culture, and sites where culture is made and received. By presenting the very best of classic and contemporary writing on the culture of cities, The City Cultures Reader. Combining cultural critique, interviews, autobiography and ethnography, The Culture of Cities is a compelling account of the public spaces of modernity as they are transformed into new, more troubling landscapes. Read more. Product details. Paperback: pages; ISBN Cited by: CiteScore: ℹ CiteScore: CiteScore measures the average citations received per peer-reviewed document published in this title. CiteScore values are based on citation counts in a range of four years (e.g. ) to peer-reviewed documents (articles, reviews, conference papers, data papers and book chapters) published in the same four calendar years, divided by the number of. Urban culture - Urban culture - Cities and cultures: In the s anthropologists debated whether they should proceed with micro-studies of the city’s poor or its recent migrants—an anthropology “in the city,” as it was called—or with macro-studies of the city as a whole—an anthropology “of the city.” Ten years later the debate was resolved by a tide of studies that focused.