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Urban mindscapes of Europe [electronic resource] / edited by Godela Weiss-Sussex with Franco Bianchini.

Publication:
Amsterdam ; New York, NY : Rodopi, 2006.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (305 p.)
Series:
European studies (Amsterdam, Netherlands) ; 23.
European studies : an interdisciplinary series in European culture, history and politics ; 23
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Subjects:
City and town life -- Europe -- Congresses.
Sociology, Urban -- Europe -- Congresses.
Cities and towns -- Europe -- Congresses.
Europe -- Civilization -- 1945 -- -Congresses.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Urban mindscapes are structures of thinking about a city, built on conceptualisations of the city's physical landscape as well as on its image as transported through cultural representation, memory and imagination. This book pursues three main strands of inquiry in its exploration of these 'landscapes of the mind' in a European context. The first strand concerns the theory and methodology of researching urban mindscapes and urban 'imaginaries'. The second strand investigates some of the representations, symbols and collective images that feed into our understanding of European cities. It discusses...
Contents:
CONTENTS; Authors in this volume; Introduction. European Urban Mindscapes: Concepts, Cultural Representations and Policy Applications; METHODOLOGY AND CONCEPT FORMATION; The Gestalt of the Urban Imaginary; Researching the Urban Imaginary: Resisting the Erasure of Places; 'An Avenue that Looks Like Me': Re-presenting the Modern Cityscape; Urban Mindscapes Reflected in Shop Windows; Encountering the City: On 'Not Taking Yourself With You'; CULTURAL REPRESENTATION OF THE CITY; Strange City: Belfast Gothic; 'Seeing the Future': Urban Dystopia in Wells and Lang
Strangers (to) Themselves: Cityscapes and Mindscapes in 1980's European Cinema Once in TV's Royal City: Television Coverage of Royal Media Events; Cartoons and the Comic Exposure of the European City of Culture; Drifting Bridges: Semantic Changes of the Bridge Metaphor in Twentieth-Century Budapest; Reconstructing the Ancient City: Imagining the Athenian Polis; APPLICATIONS OF THE CONCEPT OF URBAN MINDSCAPES; The Myth of Berlin: the Imagined and the Staged City; Berlin Literature and its Use in the Marketing of the 'New Berlin'; Sites and Sights: the Urban Museum in a Changing Urban Structure
Identity by Invocation or by Design? How Planning is Conjuring up a New Identity for MalmoĢˆ Confessions of a Place Marketer
Notes:
"This volume is based on papers presented at the 'Urban Mindscapes of Europe' conference held in Leicester on 29 April 2004"--P. [6].
Includes bibliographical references.
Contributor:
Weiss-Sussex, Godela.
Bianchini, Franco, 1959-
ISBN:
94-012-0362-8
1-4294-5625-6
OCLC:
714567359