The Anthropology of Space and Place
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Anthropology of Space and Place by Setha M. Low
Book DescriptionThe Anthropology of Space and Place: Locating Culture is an unprecedented collection of key anthropological articles that illustrate how the conceptual and material dimensions of space are central to the production of social life. * Assembles key anthropological articles that challenge accepted definitions and ideas of space and place* Reveals how both the conceptual and material dimensions of space as well as of built forms and landscape characteristics are central to the production of social life* Includes introduction that synthesizes existing literature, highlights core issues, and maps potential directions for future research* Brings classics in cultural anthropology together with new theoretical approaches
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780631228776
(267mm x 187mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 6-Jan-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Setha M. Low
Politics of Public Space, Hardback (October 2005)
Extends the focus of work on public space to include a consideration of the transnational - in the sense of moving people and transformations in the nation or state - to expand our definition of the 'public' and public space.
Behind the Gates, Paperback (September 2004)
Explores the trend for the upper and middle classes to move into gated communities. It looks at what has sparked this phenomenon and what life is like inside these suburban fortresses.
Anthropology of Space and Place, Paperback (January 2003)
* Assembles key anthropological articles that challenge accepted definitions and ideas of space and place. * Reveals how both the conceptual and material dimensions of space as well as of built forms and landscape characteristics are central to the production of social life.
On the Plaza, Paperback (April 2000)» View all books by Setha M. Low
Explores the interplay of space and culture in the plaza, showing how culture acts to shape public spaces and how the physical form of the plaza encodes the social, political, and economic relations within the city.
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Author Biography - Setha M. Low
Setha M. Low is Professor of Environmental Psychology and Anthropology and Director of the Public Space Research Group at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. Her publications include Behind the Gates: The New American Dream (2003), On the Plaza: The Politics of Public Space and Culture (2000), and Theorizing the City (edited, 1999). Denise Lawrence--Zunigais Professor of Architecture at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. She is the co--editor of House Life: Space, Place and Family in Europe (with Donna Birdwell--Pheasant, 1999).
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