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Title Circulation and the city : essays on urban culture / edited by Alexandra Boutros and Will Straw.
Imprint Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2010]

Series Culture of Cities
Culture of cities.
Subject Sociology, Urban.
Sociology, Urban -- Québec (Province) -- Montréal.
Alt Name Straw, Will, 1954-
Boutros, Alexandra, 1971-
Description 1 online resource (vi, 306 pages).
Note Includes some text in French and German.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-302) and index.
Contents Introduction / Alexandra Boutros and Will Straw -- The mobile city. Language in the city, language of the city / Michael Darroch ; Telepathically urban / Jennifer Gabrys ; The imaginary of self-satisfaction : reflections on the platitude of the "creative city" / Alan Blum -- City Traffic. Absence, "removal," and everyday life in the diasporic city : anti-detention/deportation activism in Montreal / Jenny Burman ; The spirit of traffic : navigating faith in the city / Alexandra Boutros ; The ephemeral stage at Lionel Groulx Station / Amanda Boetzkes ; Cities of rhythm and revolution / tobias c. van Veen -- City circuits. Spectacles of waste / Will Straw ; Places of global shape : the world consumption in divided Berlin / Alexander Sedlmaier and Barthold Pelzer ; Modern heroics : the Flâneur in Adolfo Bioy Casares's El sueño de los héroes / Amanda Holmes ; Temple bar, density and circulation : the city as a terrain of many voices / Kieran Bonner.
Summary "The lived experience of cities has long been defined by motion. As urban dwellers travel to work, home, and play they carve random or predictable pathways across neighbourhoods and districts. Circulation and the City investigates the urban capacity for movement, the city as a space of circulation, by taking into account not only the physical displacement of people but the circulation of cultures, things, and ideas. 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."--Publisher's website.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780773581012 (electronic book)
0773581014 (electronic book)
9780773536647 (bound)
0773536647 (bound)
9780773536654 (paperback)
0773536655 (paperback)
OCLC # 767669615
Additional Format Print version: Circulation and the city. Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2010 9780773536647 (DLC) 2010285790 (OCoLC)435873314

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