Synopses & Reviews
City Cultures Reader is an outstanding collection of 60 texts, focusing on the cultural aspects, frameworks, and perceptions of cities. Organized into twelve sections this work draws on material from cultural studies, architectural criticism and theory, cultural and human geography, urban design, and critical theory. The selections reflect the concern for diversity and difference, rather than conventional notions of universality. Topics covered include city form, city cultures in relation to politics and economics, everyday life, memory and identity, cultural representation, ecology, social justice, resistance, utopian and dystopian visions, and possible futures.