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Description - Urban Encounters by Helen Liggett

In contrast to Walter Benjamin, Henri Lefebvre, and other European thinkers engaged with the concept of the urban, American intellectuals tend to envision the modern city as a dystopia, their perception of urban life influenced by negative stereotypes and fictional depictions in popular culture. In Urban Encounters, Helen Liggett challenges this fatalism by approaching the city as a vibrant, lived space. Combining a sophisticated critique of the urban with striking, street-level images, Liggett reclaims the human experience of the city.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780816641277
ISBN-10: 0816641277
Format: Paperback
Pages: 296
Imprint: University of Minnesota Press
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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