Cities in Modernity: Representations and Productions of Metropolitan Space, 1840-1930 (Cambridge Studies in Historical Geography)
"a very erudite and incisive piece of work, which draws strength from the rich and diverse research that informs it. It expertly negotiates and synthesizes work within architectural history, geography, building, cultural and feminist studies, sociology, business, and finance, creating an accessible, engaging, and informative work, of interest to a broad spectrum of scholars, researchers, and students." -Angharad Saunders, H-HistGeog"Geographer Dennis...provides a nuanced and thought-provoking overview that charts crucial social and cultural transformations in modern urban space. Recommended." -Choice"...a wide-ranging and impressive synthesis..." -Roger D. Simon, Techonology and Culture"Dennis's work will instruct and provoke in equal measure, and is set to become a key reference for students of modern urban history in Britain and North America." -Felix Driver, American Historical Review"With its subtle argumentation and rich use of sources, Cities in Modernity is sure to be of interest to students and specialists of urban history, geography, and culture, and will undoubtedly become an essential reference for those interested in the tensions and contradictions that make urban modernity so pervasive an object of inquiry. -Nicolas Kenny, H-Urban This book explores the connections between culture, economy and built environment in cities during the period 1840-1930, focusing principally on London, New York and Toronto. It discusses both the cultural experience of modernity and the material modernization of cities, as well as the gendered experience of place.
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- Cambridge University Press (April 28, 2008)
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