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Foodies: Democracy and Distinction in the Gourmet Foodscape

Foodies: Democracy and Distinction in the Gourmet Foodscape

2nd Edition

Josee Johnston, Shyon Baumann
December 12, 2014

This important cultural analysis tells two stories about food. The first depicts good food as democratic. Foodies frequent ‘hole in the wall’ ethnic eateries, appreciate the pie found in working-class truck stops, and reject the snobbery of fancy French restaurants with formal table service. The...

Global Suburbs: Urban Sprawl from the Rio Grande to Rio de Janeiro

Global Suburbs: Urban Sprawl from the Rio Grande to Rio de Janeiro

1st Edition

Lawrence Herzog
July 17, 2014

Global Suburbs: Urban Sprawl from the Rio Grande to Rio de Janeiro offers a critical new perspective on the emerging phenomenon of the global suburb in the western hemisphere. American suburban sprawl has created a giant human habitat stretching from Las Vegas to San Diego, and from Mexico to...

The Diaspora Strikes Back: Caribeño Tales of Learning and Turning

The Diaspora Strikes Back: Caribeño Tales of Learning and Turning

1st Edition

Juan Flores
August 07, 2008

In The Diaspora Strikes Back the eminent ethnic and cultural studies scholar Juan Flores flips the process on its head: what happens to the home country when it is being constantly fed by emigrants returning from abroad? He looks at how 'Nuyoricans' (Puerto Rican New Yorkers) have transformed the...

The Global Architect: Firms, Fame and Urban Form

The Global Architect: Firms, Fame and Urban Form

1st Edition

Donald McNeill
August 05, 2008

The Global Architect explores the increasing significance of globalization processes on urban change, architectural practice and the built environment. In what is primarily a critical sociological overview of the current global architectural industry, Donald McNeill covers the "star system" of...

Branding New York: How a City in Crisis Was Sold to the World

Branding New York: How a City in Crisis Was Sold to the World

1st Edition

Miriam Greenberg
February 15, 2008

Winner of the 2009 Robert Park Book Award for best Community and Urban Sociology book! Branding New York traces the rise of New York City as a brand and the resultant transformation of urban politics and public life. Greenberg addresses the role of "image" in urban history, showing who produces...

Capitalism's Eye: Cultural Spaces of the Commodity

Capitalism's Eye: Cultural Spaces of the Commodity

1st Edition

Kevin Hetherington
August 20, 2007

Capitalism's Eye is an extremely ambitious cultural history of how people experienced commodities in the era of industrial expansion. Writing against the dominant argument that the 'society of the spectacle' emerged fully formed in the mid-nineteenth century, Kevin Hetherington explains that the...

Buyways: Billboards, Automobiles, and the American Landscape

Buyways: Billboards, Automobiles, and the American Landscape

1st Edition

Catherine Gudis
February 27, 2004

First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Silicon Alley: The Rise and Fall of a New Media District

Silicon Alley: The Rise and Fall of a New Media District

1st Edition

Michael Indergaard
January 07, 2004

First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

After the World Trade Center: Rethinking New York City

After the World Trade Center: Rethinking New York City

1st Edition

Michael Sorkin, Sharon Zukin
April 19, 2002

The terrorist attacks of September 11 have created an unprecedented public discussion about the uses and meanings of the central area of lower Manhattan that was once the World Trade Center. While the city sifts through the debris, contrary forces shaping its future are at work. Developers jockey...

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