Space, the City and Social Theory
Social Relations and Urban Forms
By (author) Fran Tonkiss
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Space, the City and Social Theory by Fran Tonkiss
Book Description"Space, the City and Social Theory" offers a clear and critical account of key approaches to cities and urban space within social theory and analysis. It explores the relation of the social and the spatial in the context of critical urban themes: community and anonymity; social difference and spatial divisions; politics and public space; gentrification and urban renewal; gender and sexuality; subjectivity and space; and experience and everyday practice in the city. The text adopts an international and interdisciplinary approach, drawing on a range of debates on cities and urban life. It brings together classic perspectives in urban sociology and social theory with the analysis of contemporary urban problems and issues. Rather than viewing the urban simply as a backdrop for more general social processes, the discussion looks at how social and spatial relations shape different versions of the city: as a place of social interaction and of solitude; as a site of difference and segregation; as a space of politics and power; as a landscape of economic and cultural distinction; and as a realm of everyday experience and freedom. Similarly, it examines how core social categories - such as class, culture, gender, sexuality and community - are shaped and reproduced in urban contexts. Linking debates in urban studies to wider concerns within social theory and analysis, this accessible text will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students in urban sociology, social and cultural geography, urban and cultural studies.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780745628257
(235mm x 163mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 27-Jan-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Space, the City and Social Theory offers a clear and critical account of key approaches to cities and urban space within social theory and analysis.
Market Society, Paperback (November 2000)» View all books by Fran Tonkiss
Market Society provides an original and accessible review of changing conceptions of the market in modern social thought. The book considers markets as social institutions rather than simply formal models, arguing that modern ideas of the market are based on critical notions of social order, social action and social relations.
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Author Biography - Fran Tonkiss
Fran Tonkiss is a Lecturer in Sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
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