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Cities and fascination : beyond the surplus of meaning / edited by Heiko Schmid, Wolf-Dietrich Sahr and John Urry.

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Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 243 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Publisher: Farnham ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2011.

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  • ISBN: 1409418537
  • ISBN: 9781409418535
  • ISBN: 1409418545
  • ISBN: 9781409418542
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: Index.
7 The Urban Staging of Politics: Life Worlds, Aesthetics, and Planning -- and an Example from BrazilPart III: Implementing Fascination: Case Studies; 8 From Dreamland to Wasteland: The Discursive Structuring of Cities; 9 Re-designing the Metropolis: Purpose and Perception of the Ruhr District as European Capital of Culture 2010; 10 Strategic Staging of Urbanity: Urban Images in Films and Film Images in Hamburg's City Marketing; 11 'Neoliberalism with Chinese Characteristics': Consumer Pedagogy in Macao; Part IV: Consequences of Fascination: New Horizons; 12 Excess, Fascination and Climates.
Cover; Contents; List of Figures and Table; Preface; List of Contributors; 1 Cities and Fascination: Beyond the Surplus of Meaning; Part I: Revealing Fascination: Theoretical Horizons; 2 The Urban Question after Modernity; 3 The City is Back (in Our Minds); 4 Emotions in an Urban Environment: Embellishing the Cities from the Perspective of the Humanities; 5 Aesthetics and Design: Perceptions in the Postmodern Periphery; Part II: Focusing Fascination: Crossing Theoretical and Empirical Perpectives; 6 'The Most Dangerous Knack': Fetish and Fascination in the Built Environment.
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Summary: In the course of economic and cultural globalization, most large cities have been transformed via increasing commercialisation of urban space, and consequent intense processes of theming. Bringing together leading urban scholars, this book examines links.
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Authors: Schmid, Heiko. (Added Author). Sahr, Wolf-Dietrich. (Added Author). Urry, John. (Added Author).
Citation: Schmid, Heiko. "Cities and fascination : beyond the surplus of meaning." Farnham ; Ashgate, ©2011.
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