Passages: explorations of the contemporary city
by Graham Livesey
Publisher: University of Calgary Press 2004
Number of pages: 162
Informed by the work of writers such as Henri Lefebvre, Paul Ricouer and Michel de Certeau, this collection of essays examines through multiple lenses eight topics related to the contemporary urban domain. The author employs powerful geographic and literary concepts such as space, narrative, and metaphor to interpret the often bewildering complexity of the post-modern city.
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