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The City

Hubbard, Philip (2006) The City. Key Ideas in Geography . Routledge,Taylor & Francis Ltd, London, 298 pp. ISBN 978-0-415-33100-5. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:36597)

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Abstract

City provides an accessible yet critical introduction to one of the key concepts in human geography. Always at the heart of discussions in social theory, the definition and specification of 'the city' nonetheless remains illusive. In this volume, Phil Hubbard locates the concept of 'the city' within current traditions of social thought, providing a basis for understanding its varying usages and meanings through a critical discussion of the contribution of key authors and thinkers. Written in a lively and accessible style, the individual chapters of City offer a thematic overview of four dominant ways of approaching cities: as lived-in places as imagined spaces as networks of association as technologies of flow. Drawing on a diverse range of literatures and case studies, the book spells out the importance of a geographical perspective on the city, suggesting that it is only by bringing these different ways of mapping the city together that we can begin to make sense of cities.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Mita Mondal
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2013 10:40 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 11:24 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/36597 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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