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Encyclopedia of the city /
edited by Roger W. Caves.
imprint
London ; New York : Routledge, 2005.
description
xxx, 564 p. ; 26 cm.
ISBN
0415252253 (alk. paper)
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imprint
London ; New York : Routledge, 2005.
isbn
0415252253 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
5120479
 
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2006-04-01:
This alphabetically arranged one-volume work differs from many city-themed reference sets. Rather than compiling and presenting data by city or urban area, as the Encyclopedia of Urban Cultures (CH, Jun'03, 40-5565) and the Encyclopedia of World Cities (CH, Oct'99, 37-0701) do, this book presents descriptions of features of the urban built environment as well as definitions of urban theories and concepts. It covers a wide variety of urban-themed topics, including city planning, sociology, economics, technology, critical theory and cultural studies, architecture, and political science. Brief biographical articles on prominent urban planners, architects, philosophers, and others list a few of their key works (city plans, books, buildings). North American and European ideas and individuals prevail among the subjects and the contributors. Emphasis is on the contemporary period. In a volume this compact but wide-ranging in scope, some features must be sacrificed; regrettably, no illustrations or maps appear in this book. Brevity is the key. Articles are short, usually one page or less; the longest are barely over two pages. Most articles conclude with a brief list of references for further reading, and all articles are signed. See also references provide access to related topics. ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. All levels. A. E. Leonard New York City College of Technology
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The Encyclopedia of the City focuses on the key topics encountered by undergraduates and scholars in urban studies and allied fields. Contributors include major theoreticians and practitioners, and on other individuals, groups, and organizations which study the city or practice in a field that directly or indirectly affects the city, the Encyclopedia necessarily adopts an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary perspective.A solid but also provocative starting point for wider exploration of the city, this is a first-class work of reference that will be an essential resource for independent study as well as a useful aid in teaching.
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'The Encyclopedia of the City' focuses on the key topics encountered in urban studies and allied fields. Contributors adopt an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary perspective. It will provide a resource as well as a solid and provocative starting point for wider exploration of the city.
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The Encyclopedia of the Cityfocuses on the key topics encountered by undergraduates and scholars in urban studies and allied fields. Contributors include major theoreticians and practitioners, and on other individuals, groups, and organizations which study the city or practice in a field that directly or indirectly affects the city, the Encyclopedianecessarily adopts an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary perspective. A solid but also provocative starting point for wider exploration of the city, this is a first-class work of reference that will be an essential resource for independent study as well as a useful aid in teaching.
Back Cover Copy
The Encyclopedia of the City focuses on the key topics encountered by undergraduates and scholars in urban studies and allied fields. Contributors include major theoreticians and practitioners, and on other individuals, groups, and organizations which study the city or practice in a field that directly or indirectly affects the city, the Encyclopedia necessarily adopts an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary perspective. A solid but also provocative starting point for wider exploration of the city, this is a first-class work of reference that will be an essential resource for independent study as well as a useful aid in teaching.
Main Description
In an increasingly urban society, the city has become a fascinating area of study. TheEncyclopedia of the Cityis an essential resource examining the idea of the city from an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary perspective including fields such as politics, sociology, history, urban design, cultural studies, and psychology. More than 500 articlesfocus on the key topics in urban studies and associated fields; the contributions of its major theoreticians and practitioners; and on other individuals, groups, and organizations which study the city or practice in a field that affects the city. This unique and important work is a useful resource for anyone interested in urban studies and the city.
Table of Contents
List of editorsp. ix
List of contributorsp. xi
Introductionp. xxi
Entries A-Zp. 1
Indexp. 539
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