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A series of rich case studies examine a range of topics, including neighbourhood gentrification, subway busking, yard sales, electronic waste, and language, refining the touchstone principle of circulation for the study of urban culture, both
materially and theoretically. Contributors employ a variety of disciplinary approaches to create a richly varied picture of the multiple trajectories and effects of movement in the city.
An engaging work that considers city planning, urban culture, and social behaviour, Circulation and the City adds a new dimension that revitalizes the ways we have commonly looked at - and thought about - the city.

Circulation and the city - Alexandra Boutros

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Title
Circulation and the city - essays on urban culture
Author
Alexandra Boutros
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
McGill-Queen's University Press
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20100501

A series of rich case studies examine a range of topics, including neighbourhood gentrification, subway busking, yard sales, electronic waste, and language, refining the touchstone principle of circulation for the study of urban culture, both
materially and theoretically. Contributors employ a variety of disciplinary approaches to create a richly varied picture of the multiple trajectories and effects of movement in the city.
An engaging work that considers city planning, urban culture, and social behaviour, Circulation and the City adds a new dimension that revitalizes the ways we have commonly looked at - and thought about - the city.

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Alexandra Boutros is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University.
Will Straw is a professor in the Department of Art History and Communication Studies at McGill University.

"The theoretical and materialist attention to circulation, movement and rhythm in the city is part of a contemporary debate in the social sciences and humanities and this volume adds considerable depth to what is an important discussion." Ben Highmore, University of Sussex


"Circulation and the City is above all else a timely anthology. We have all recently watched in fascination as the courageous, technologically savvy young populations of Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Yemen, and Bahrain circulated Twitter messages among themselve

Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Cities and towns - Social aspects.|Sociology, Urban.|Motion.
Country of Publication
Qubec (Province)
Number of Pages
306

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