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Author Degen, Monica Montserrat
Title Sensing cities : regenerating public life in Barcelona and Manchester / Mónica Montserrat Degen
Imprint London ; New York : Routledge, 2008
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 RCHSS Library  HT178.S62 B3724 2008    DUE 01-05-21    30560400562341
Descript xii, 225 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Series Routledge studies in human geography
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [201]-219) and index
Introduction : sensing cities -- Urban redevelopment, the senses and public life -- Researching the senses -- Overview of the book -- Public life in late modernity -- Space as social process -- Sensing publicness -- A new urban aesthetic -- Commercial privatization and fortification of urban space -- Sensing the city -- Towards a 'socially embedded aesthetics' -- The city of senses -- Place gestures -- Methodological discussion : rhythmanalysis -- Sensuous powers -- Flows of power -- Control through pleasure -- Domination and resistance -- Sensuous planning ideologies -- Castlefield and El Raval -- A sensuous history -- Castlefield : from industrial revolution to inner city cool -- El Raval : from 'Barrio Chino' to cultural quarter -- Planning regeneration -- The spatialization of regeneration -- Formalizing public life in Castlefield -- Diluting public life in El Raval -- Perceptions from 'down below' -- Castlefield : exclusive public spaces -- El Raval: invisible public spaces -- Castlefield: promoting selective histories -- El Raval : disrupting social life -- Living in regenerated worlds -- Rhythms of everyday life -- Sensuous mappings -- Castlefield's 'taste wars' -- El Raval's 'place wars' -- Conclusion : regenerating public life? -- Bibliography
Subject Urban renewal -- Spain -- Barcelona
Sociology, Urban -- Spain -- Barcelona
Urban renewal -- England -- Manchester
Sociology, Urban -- England -- Manchester
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