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Urban Culture : Exploring Cities and Cultures - Alan C. Turley

Urban Culture

Exploring Cities and Cultures

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Published: 27th January 2004
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Using contemporary cultural examples as a recurrent theme, this innovative volume examines the various theoretical perspectives and paradigms of urban and cultural analysis. It explores the city's impact on how we make and consume all types of culture: art, music, literature, architecture, film, etc., illustrating not only the effects the urban environment has on the production of culture, but, at times, how culture has influenced the city. The author provides an introduction to why the city matters and details the urban environment, culture in the city, music, art/sculpture and writing/theater, architecture/fashion, photography/film/television, government producing culture such as cities/parades/concerts, spontaneous culture and social movements and deviant culture. For individuals interested in urban culture and sociology.

Prefacep. xi
A Definition of Urban Culturep. 1
Theories of the Cityp. 2
Modern Adaptation of the Chicago Schoolp. 13
Urban Conflict Theory in the Modern Agep. 15
Urban Culturalist Theory as a Modern Applicationp. 18
Roots of Culturep. 19
The Development of Urban Culturep. 20
The Urban Environmentp. 24
Housing in the Urban Landscapep. 24
Race and Classp. 28
Business and Jobs in the Urban Landscapep. 33
Culture Productionp. 36
Evolution of Culture in the Cityp. 41
Institutionalized Religionp. 43
Hierarchy and Classp. 45
Currencyp. 45
Cultural Artifacts That Denote Class and Conspicuous Consumptionp. 46
The Industrial Revolution and Urban Planningp. 54
The Growth of the Suburbsp. 56
Urban Pressure and the Debate on Welfarep. 60
Music in the Cityp. 63
The First Organized Music Makersp. 63
Producing Musical Culturep. 65
The Sociology of Musicianshipp. 68
Music Consumptionp. 71
Race and Class in Urban Music Productionp. 73
Music as a Cultural Artifactp. 76
Urban Music Consumptionp. 78
Los Angeles, New York, and Nashville--The Triumviratep. 80
Style, Sound, and Citiesp. 83
Art and Sculpturep. 88
Ancient Greecep. 89
The Roman Empirep. 94
The Renaissance and Culturep. 96
The Benefits of Urban Culture Productionp. 99
Urban Paintingp. 103
Theater and Literaturep. 108
Architecture and Fashionp. 119
Ancient Urban Architecturep. 119
Modern Urban Architecturep. 122
Housing Discrimination--Race and Classp. 124
Seeking Solutions: Paris, France; St. Louis, Missouri; and Baltimore, Marylandp. 128
Cities Built to Suitp. 130
Fashionp. 138
Public Health as an Impetus for Urban Culture Productionp. 139
Production of Urban Culture through Fashionp. 141
Photography, Film, and Televisionp. 146
How Photographs Built a Cityp. 151
Tinsel Townp. 152
Live Television to Studio Cityp. 158
Government and State Culture Production and Social Movementsp. 165
Cities and Sportsp. 185
Culture Divides a Cityp. 187
Spontaneous Culture and Social Movementsp. 191
Sports Riotsp. 191
Destruction of Culture as Culturep. 193
Urban Uprisings as Urban Political Activismp. 194
Urban Social Movementsp. 201
Rural Social Movementsp. 206
The Bad City versus the Good Cityp. 209
Deviance and Urban Culturep. 209
How Gambling Built a Cityp. 210
White-collar Crimep. 213
Urban Deviancep. 215
Police Crisis Culturep. 217
Rescue Crisis Culturep. 222
Urban Terrorp. 224
Urban Culture Methods for Research and Teachingp. 233
Photo Creditsp. 238
Indexp. 239
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ISBN: 9780130416940
ISBN-10: 0130416940
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 270
Published: 27th January 2004
Publisher: Pearson Education (US)
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 1