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You are currently browsing 21–30 of 46 new and published books in the subject of Urban Cultures — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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  1. Leisure and Power in Urban China

    Everyday life in a Chinese city

    By Unn Målfrid Rolandsen

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    Leisure and Power in Urban China is the first comprehensive study of leisure activities in a medium size Chinese city. Hitherto, studies of Chinese leisure have focused on holidays, festivals and tourism. This, however, is a study of the kinds of leisure that take place on regular workdays in a...

    Published January 10th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Brand-Driven City Building and the Virtualizing of Space

    By Alexander Gutzmer

    Series: Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

    This book is an investigation of the cultural phenomenon of branding and its transformational effects on the contemporary spatial – and urban – reality. It develops a novel understanding of the rationale behind the construction of large-scale architectural complexes that relate to corporate brands,...

    Published July 5th 2013 by Routledge

  3. African City Textualities

    Edited by Ranka Primorac

    The stereotype of Africa as a predominantly 'natural' space ignores the existence of vibrant and cosmopolitan urban environments on the continent. Far from merely embodying backwardness and lack, African cities are sites of complex and diverse cultural productions which participate in...

    Published May 31st 2013 by Routledge

  4. Drama and Theatre in Urban Contexts

    Edited by Kathleen Gallagher, Jonothan Neelands

    Urban theatre can be described as theatre made with or by those whose lives are marked by the urban landscape and its social limits and possibilities. At the heart of this text lies the question of how theatre can illuminate the urban and how theatre is illuminated by the urban. The city, like...

    Published April 18th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Sport in the City

    Cultural Connections

    Edited by Michael P. Sam, John Hughson

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    Sport is seen as an increasingly important aspect of urban and regional planning. Related programmes have moved to the forefront of agendas for cities of the present and future. This has occurred as the barriers between so-called ‘high’ and ‘popular’ culture continue to disintegrate. Sport is now a...

    Published March 18th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Cities and Photography

    By Jane Tormey

    Series: Routledge Critical Introductions to Urbanism and the City

    Photographs display attitudes, agency and vision in the way cities are documented and imagined. Cities and Photography explores the relationship between people and the city, visualized in photographs. It provides a visually focused examination of the city and urbanism for a range of different...

    Published November 30th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Language in Public Spaces in Japan

    Edited by Nanette Gottlieb

    This book throws light on ideologies, practices and sociocultural developments currently shaping language use in Japan by departing from the more common investigation of language in private contexts and examining aspects of the language found in a range of significant public spaces, from the...

    Published November 15th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Cultural Hybridity

    Contradictions and Dilemmas

    Edited by Kwok-Bun Chan

    This book brings together a group of scholars from diverse disciplines to interrogate everyday life events in various interpersonal and organizational contexts so as to answer an age-old question: what happens when (carriers of) cultures meet, or, when East meets West? The contributors to this...

    Published June 14th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Urban Life in Post-Soviet Asia

    Edited by Catharine Alexander, Victor Buchli, Caroline Humphrey

    Capturing a unique historical moment, this book examines the changes in urban life since the collapse of the Soviet Union from an ethnographic perspective, thus addressing significant gaps in the literature on cities, Central Asia and post-socialism. It encompasses Tashkent, Almaty, Astana and...

    Published March 1st 2012 by UCL Press

  10. Living in the City

    Urban Institutions in the Low Countries, 1200–2010

    Edited by L.A.C.J. (Leo) Lucassen, W.H. (Wim) Willems

    Series: Routledge Studies in Cultural History

    The city is a place to find shelter, a market place, and an elevator for social mobility and success. But the city is also a place that frightens people and that can marginalize newcomers. Living in the City tries to understand what pulls people to the city since the High Middle Ages, focusing on...

    Published December 22nd 2011 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Urbanization in Vietnam
    By Gisele Bousquet
    To Be Published August 19th 2015
  2. Creativity
    By Harriet Hawkins
    To Be Published October 15th 2015
  3. Routledge Companion to American Urbanism
    Edited by Joseph Heathcott
    To Be Published November 30th 2015
  4. Understanding Media and Culture in Turkey: Structures, Spaces, Voices
    Edited by Christian Christensen, Miyase Christensen
    To Be Published December 1st 2015
  5. Slow Tourism, Food and Cities: Pace and the Search for the ‘Good Life’
    Edited by Michael Clancy
    To Be Published December 30th 2015

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