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The Resource Real cities : modernity, space, and the phantasmagorias of city life, Steve Pile

Real cities : modernity, space, and the phantasmagorias of city life, Steve Pile

Label
Real cities : modernity, space, and the phantasmagorias of city life
Title
Real cities
Title remainder
modernity, space, and the phantasmagorias of city life
Statement of responsibility
Steve Pile
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"What is real about city life? Real Cities shows why it is necessary to take seriously the more imaginary, fantastic and emotional aspects of city life. Drawing inspiration from the work of Walter Benjamin, Sigmund Freud and Georg Simmel, Pile explores the dream-like and ghost-like experiences of the city. Such experiences are, he argues, best described as phantasmagorias. The phantasmagorias of city life, though commonplace, are far from self-evident and little understood. This book is a path-breaking exploration of urban phantasmagorias, grounded empirically in a series of unusual and exciting case studies. In this study, four substantial phantasmagorias are identified: dreams, magic, vampires and ghosts. The investigation of each phantasmagoria is developed using a wide variety of clear examples. Thus, voodoo in New York and New Orleans shows how ideas about magic are forged within cities. Meanwhile vampires reveal how specific fears about sex and death are expressed within, and circulate between, cities such as London and Singapore. Taken together, such examples build a unique picture of the diverse roles of the imaginary, fantastic and the emotional in modern city life. What is "real" about the city has radical consequences for how we think about improving city life, for all too often these are over-looked in utopian schemes for the city. Real Cities forcefully argues that an appreciation of urban phantasmagorias must be central to what is considered real about city life." http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0657/2004099523-d.html
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Cataloging source
OCLCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pile, Steve
Dewey number
307.76
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
BF353.5.C53
LC item number
P55 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • City and town life
  • Psychoanalysis and human geography
  • Personal space
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • City and town life
  • Personal space
  • Psychoanalysis and human geography
  • Steden
  • Bewustzijn
  • Verbeelding
  • Stadtleben
  • Psychologie
  • Privatsphäre
  • Stadtleben
  • Stadt : Kultur
  • Architettura
Target audience
specialized
Label
Real cities : modernity, space, and the phantasmagorias of city life, Steve Pile
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-210) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The Dreaming City -- The Magic City -- The Vampiric City -- The Ghostly City -- Conclusion
Control code
654625088
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 216 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781847871541
Lccn
2004099523
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)654625088
Label
Real cities : modernity, space, and the phantasmagorias of city life, Steve Pile
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-210) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The Dreaming City -- The Magic City -- The Vampiric City -- The Ghostly City -- Conclusion
Control code
654625088
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 216 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781847871541
Lccn
2004099523
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)654625088

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