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City A-Z by Steve Pile
Book DescriptionFeaturing a fantastic line up of contributors, The City A-Z introduces students to a refreshingly new way of thinking about and understanding cities and urban life. Specially comissioned short entries capture moments of the city, constantly surprising the reader with entries ranging from poetry to prose, from paintings to a photo-essay, and from rigorous noisy analysis to quiet stories of city life. An "ideas" map, similar to the London Underground map, links all the different themes providing a route through this unique text. Includes contributions from: Ash Amin , Anette Baldauf , David Bell, Walter Benjamin, Alistair Bonnett, Iain Borden, Stephen Cairns, Iain Chambers, Steve Graham, Dolores Hayden, Steve Hinchcliffe, Mary King, Deborah Levy, Eugene McLoughlin, Harvey Molotch, Miles Ogborn, Steve Pile, Roy Porter, Jane Rendell, Saskia Sassen, David Sibley, Sharon Zukin
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415207287
(246mm x 174mm x 21mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 22-Jun-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Steve Pile
Psychoanalytic Geographies, Hardback (May 2014)
Psychoanalytic Geographies is a unique, path-breaking volume and a core text for anyone seeking to grasp how psychoanalysis helps us understand fundamental geographical questions, and how geographical understandings can offer new ways of thinking psychoanalytically.
Real Cities, Paperback (March 2005)
Drawing inspiration from the work of Walter Benjamin, Sigmund Freud, Georg Simmel, this book explores the dream-like and ghost-like experiences of the city, best described as phantasmagorias. It explains how the phantasmagorias of modern city life are experienced and produced.
Patterned Ground, Paperback (March 2004)
Unravels the entangled relationships between nature and culture. This title includes around 100 entries by leading names in geography and related disciplines that focus on various objects in the landscape - from beaches to battlefields, bees to horses, police stations to post-offices, trees to tractors.
Handbook of Cultural Geography, Hardback (November 2002)» View all books by Steve Pile
Emphasizing the intellectual diversity of the discipline, the Handbook presents a comprehensive statement of the relationship between the cultural imagination and the geographical imagination while also looking at resonances between cultural geography and other disciplines.
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Author Biography - Steve Pile
Steve Pile is Senior Lecturer in social sciences at the Open University. Nigel Thrift is Professor of Human Geography at the University of Bristol.
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