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Becoming Places free pdf About the practices and politics of place and identity formation -- the slippery ways in which who we are becomes wrapped up with where we are -- this book exposes the relations of place to power. It links everyday aspects of place experience to the social theories of Deleuze and Bourdieu in a very readable manner. This is a book that takes the social critique of built form another step through detailed fieldwork and analysis in particular case studies. Through a broad range of case studies from nationalist monuments and new urbanist suburbs to urban laneways and avant garde interiors, questions are explored such as: What is neighborhood character? How do squatter settlements work and does it matter what they look like? Can architecture liberate? How do monuments and public spaces shape or stabilize national identity?

About Kim Dovey

Kim Dovey is Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at the University of Melbourne. He has published and broadcast widely on issues of place and ideology including the book Fluid City (Routledge, 2005) and Framing Places (Routledge, second edition 2008).

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Author : Kim Dovey
Publisher : Routledge
Data Published : 09 July 2009
ISBN : 041541637X
EAN : 9780415416375
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 216 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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