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Cultural Spaces

Series Editor: Sharon Zukin

Cultural Spaces presents in-depth, sociological portraits and interpretations of geographical areas, social districts, and archaeological outcroppings that resonate with contemporary cultural innovations and conflicts.

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  1. Foodies

    Democracy and Distinction in the Gourmet Foodscape, 2nd Edition

    By Josee Johnston, Shyon Baumann

    Series: Cultural Spaces

    This important cultural analysis tells two stories about food. The first depicts good food as democratic. Foodies frequent ‘hole in the wall’ ethnic eateries, appreciate the pie found in working-class truck stops, and reject the snobbery of fancy French restaurants with formal table service. The...

    Published December 12th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Global Suburbs

    Urban Sprawl from the Rio Grande to Rio de Janeiro

    By Lawrence Herzog

    Series: Cultural Spaces

    Global Suburbs: Urban Sprawl from the Rio Grande to Rio de Janeiro offers a critical new perspective on the emerging phenomenon of the global suburb in the western hemisphere. American suburban sprawl has created a giant human habitat stretching from Las Vegas to San Diego, and from Mexico to...

    Published July 17th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Diaspora Strikes Back

    Caribeño Tales of Learning and Turning

    By Juan Flores

    Series: Cultural Spaces

    In The Diaspora Strikes Back the eminent ethnic and cultural studies scholar Juan Flores flips the process on its head: what happens to the home country when it is being constantly fed by emigrants returning from abroad? He looks at how 'Nuyoricans' (Puerto Rican New Yorkers) have transformed the...

    Published August 7th 2008 by Routledge

  4. The Global Architect

    Firms, Fame and Urban Form

    By Donald McNeill

    Series: Cultural Spaces

    The Global Architect explores the increasing significance of globalization processes on urban change, architectural practice and the built environment. In what is primarily a critical sociological overview of the current global architectural industry, Donald McNeill covers the "star system" of...

    Published August 5th 2008 by Routledge

  5. Branding New York

    How a City in Crisis Was Sold to the World

    By Miriam Greenberg

    Series: Cultural Spaces

    Winner of the 2009 Robert Park Book Award for best Community and Urban Sociology book! Branding New York traces the rise of New York City as a brand and the resultant transformation of urban politics and public life. Greenberg addresses the role of "image" in urban history, showing who produces...

    Published February 15th 2008 by Routledge

  6. Capitalism's Eye

    Cultural Spaces of the Commodity

    By Kevin Hetherington

    Series: Cultural Spaces

    Capitalism's Eye is an extremely ambitious cultural history of how people experienced commodities in the era of industrial expansion. Writing against the dominant argument that the 'society of the spectacle' emerged fully formed in the mid-nineteenth century, Kevin Hetherington explains that the...

    Published August 20th 2007 by Routledge

  7. Buyways

    Billboards, Automobiles, and the American Landscape

    By Catherine Gudis

    Series: Cultural Spaces

    First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published February 27th 2004 by Routledge

  8. Silicon Alley

    The Rise and Fall of a New Media District

    By Michael Indergaard

    Series: Cultural Spaces

    First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published January 7th 2004 by Routledge

  9. After the World Trade Center

    Rethinking New York City

    Edited by Michael Sorkin, Sharon Zukin

    Series: Cultural Spaces

    The terrorist attacks of September 11 have created an unprecedented public discussion about the uses and meanings of the central area of lower Manhattan that was once the World Trade Center. While the city sifts through the debris, contrary forces shaping its future are at work. Developers jockey...

    Published April 19th 2002 by Routledge

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