Toward an Urban Cultural Studies
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Toward an Urban Cultural Studies : Henri Lefebvre and the Humanities

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Toward an Urban Cultural Studies is a call for a new interdisciplinary area of research and teaching. Blending Urban Studies and Cultural Studies, this book grounds readers in the extensive theory of the prolific French philosopher Henri Lefebvre.
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  • Hardback | 277 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 17.53mm | 490g
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2015 ed.
  • X, 277 p.
  • 1137498552
  • 9781137498557

Table of contents

Introduction PART I: THEORETICAL GROUND 1. Why Urban Cultural Studies? Why Henri Lefebvre? 2. Henri Lefebvre's Recalibrated Marxism: Urban Alienation and Cultural Studies 3. The Work (of Art): Putting Art at the Service of the Urban Part II: TEXTUAL VARIATIONS 4. The Urban Dominant: Everyday Life and the City in Textual Criticism 5. The Iconic-Indexical City:Visions of Place in Urban Films 6. Listening to Urban Rhythms:Soundscapes in Popular Music 7. Representing Digital Spaces: Videogames and the Digital Humanities Conclusion
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ian totality, Fraser skillfully makes the case that collaboration between social scientists and humanists holds the key to understanding our increasingly complex urban society." - Stephen Vilaseca, Associate Professor, Hispanic Studies, Northern Illinois University, USA
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ian totality, Fraser skillfully makes the case that collaboration between social scientists and humanists holds the key to understanding our increasingly complex urban society." - Stephen Vilaseca, Associate Professor, Hispanic Studies, Northern Illinois University, USA
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About Benjamin Fraser

Benjamin Fraser is Professor and Chair of Foreign Languages and Literatures at East Carolina University, USA.
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