Consuming the entrepreneurial city: image, memory, spectacle

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Routledge,
Pub. Date:
2008.
Language:
English
Description

This collection offers a global perspective on the changing character of cities and the increasing importance that consumer culture plays in defining their symbolic economies. Increasingly, forms of spectacle have come to shape how cities are imagined and to influence their character and the practices through which we know them - from advertising and the selling of real estate, to youth cultural consumption practices and forms of entrepreneurship, to the regeneration of urban areas under the guise of the heritage industry and the development of a WiFi landscape. Using examples of cities such as New York, Sydney, Atlantic City, Barcelona, Rio de Janeiro, Douala, Liverpool, San Juan, Berlin and Harbin this book illustrates how image and practice have become entangled in the performance of the symbolic economy. It also argues that it is not just how the urban present is being shaped in this way that is significant to the development of cities but also that a prominent feature of their development has been the spectacular imagining of the past as heritage and through regeneration. Yet the ghosts that this conjures up in practice offer us a possible form of political unsettlement and alternative ways of viewing cities that is only just beginning to be explored.

Through this important collection by some of the leading analysts of consumption, cities and space Consuming the Entrepreneurial City offers a cutting edge analysis of the ways in which cities are developing and the implications this has for their future. It is essential reading for students of Urban Studies, Geography, Sociology, Cultural Studies, Heritage Studies and Anthropology.

More Details
Contributors:
ISBN:
9780203932094
Also in this Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID f11e2a94-65ab-4d93-843d-b4f9096b0f9f
full_title consuming the entrepreneurial city image memory spectacle
author anne m cronin and kevin hetherington
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2017-08-14 05:04:25AM

Solr Details

_version_ 1575968389995692032
accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author2 NetLibrary, Inc.
author2-role NetLibrary, Inc.
author_additional edited by Anne M. Cronin and Kevin Hetherington.
author_display
availability_toggle_arlington Available Now, Available Online, Entire Collection
callnumber-a HT321
callnumber-first H - Social Science
callnumber-subject HT - Communities, Classes, Races
days_since_added 3150
detailed_location_arlington EBSCOhost
display_description
econtent_protection_type_arlington external
econtent_source_arlington EBSCOhost
format_arlington eBook
format_boost 10
format_category_arlington eBook
grouping_category book
id f11e2a94-65ab-4d93-843d-b4f9096b0f9f
isbn 9780203932094
item_details external_econtent:ils:.b13018152||EBSCOhost|Online|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|EBSCOhost||http://www.netlibrary.com.library.access.arlingtonva.us/urlapi.asp?action=summary&v=1&bookid=222290||Available Online||q||
itype_arlington eCollection
language English
language_boost 10
language_boost_es 1
lexile_score -1
lib_boost_arlington 50
literary_form Other
literary_form_full Other
local_callnumber_arlington Online
local_callnumber_exact_arlington Online
local_callnumber_left_arlington Online
local_days_since_added_arlington 3150
num_holdings 0
oclc (OCoLC)222325922
owning_library_arlington Arlington Public Library Online, Aurora Hills Online, Central Online, Cherrydale Online, Columbia Pike Online, Connection Crystal City Online, Detention Center Online, Glencarlyn Online, Local History Online, Plaza Online, Shirlington Online, Westover Online
physical xiii, 305 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
popularity 0
primary_isbn 9780203932094
publishDate 2008
publishDateSort 2008
publisher Routledge,
rating 2.5
rating_facet oneStar, twoStar
record_details external_econtent:ils:.b13018152|eBook|eBook||English|Routledge,|2008.|xiii, 305 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scope_has_related_records a, arlington, c, d, g, h, o, p, s, u, v, w
scoping_details_arlington external_econtent:ils:.b13018152||Available Online|Available Online|false|true|false|false|false|true||||
target_audience Other
target_audience_full Other
title Consuming the entrepreneurial city image, memory, spectacle
title_display Consuming the entrepreneurial city image, memory, spectacle
title_full Consuming the entrepreneurial city [electronic resource] : image, memory, spectacle / edited by Anne M. Cronin and Kevin Hetherington
title_short Consuming the entrepreneurial city
title_sort consuming the entrepreneurial city image, memory, spectacle
title_sub image, memory, spectacle