Urban Nightscapes: Youth Cultures, Pleasure Spaces and Corporate Power

1st Edition

Paul Chatterton, Robert Hollands

Routledge
Published May 22, 2003
Reference - 300 Pages
ISBN 9780415283465 - CAT# RU24648

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Summary

In many western cities, urban nightlife is experiencing a 'McDonaldisation', where big branded names are taking over large parts of downtown areas, leaving consumers with an increasingly standardised experience.
This book takes a new look at this rapidly changing aspect of urban life, examining the relationships between young adults, nightlife and city spaces. It focuses on what the authors call 'urban nightscapes' - both mainstream and alternative youthful cultural activities in bars, pubs, night-clubs and music venues, which occur against a backdrop of increasing corporate influence in the night-time economy.

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