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The Cultures of Cities #2020

The Cultures of Cities How do cities use culture today Building on the experience of New York as a culture capital Sharon Zukin shows how three notions of culture as ethnicity aesthetic and marketing tool are reshaping ur

  • Title: The Cultures of Cities
  • Author: Sharon Zukin
  • ISBN: 9781557864376
  • Page: 310
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Cultures of Cities By Sharon Zukin, How do cities use culture today Building on the experience of New York as a culture capital Sharon Zukin shows how three notions of culture as ethnicity, aesthetic, and marketing tool are reshaping urban places and conflicts over revitalization She rejects the idea that cities have either a singular urban culture or many different subcultures to argue that culturesHow do cities use culture today Building on the experience of New York as a culture capital Sharon Zukin shows how three notions of culture as ethnicity, aesthetic, and marketing tool are reshaping urban places and conflicts over revitalization She rejects the idea that cities have either a singular urban culture or many different subcultures to argue that cultures are constantly negotiated in the city s central spaces the streets, parks, shops, museums, and restaurants which are the great public spaces of modernity While cultural gentrification may contribute to making our cities both safer and civilised places to live, it has its darker side Beneath the perceptions of civility and security nurtured by cultural strategies, Zukin shows an aggressive private sector bid for control of public space, a relentless drive for expansion by art museums and other non profit cultural institutions, and an increasing redesign of the built environment for the purposes of social control Tying these developments to a new symbolic economy based on tourism, media and entertainment, Zukin traces the connections between real estate development and popular expression, and between elite visions of the arts and democratic representations Going beyond the immigrants, artists, street peddlers, and security guards who are the key figures in the symbolic economy, Zukin asks Who really occupies the central spaces of cities And whose culture is imposed as public culture Combining cultural critique, interviews, autobiography and ethnography, The Culture of Cities is a compelling account of the public spaces of modernity as they are transformed into new, troubling landscapes.

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    1. In The Cultures of Cities, Zukin discusses how culture has become a powerful force in shaping cities When looking at cities, it is no longer enough to talk about the service economy or the manufacturing economy Zukin argues that it is the symbolic economy that can play the most significant role in shaping the identity of places as defined by their landmarks, cultural institutions, recreational spaces, etc But in a multiethnic city with different social classes, just whose culture is shaping the [...]

    2. This was a pretty interesting book made up of a collection of academic essays in the vein of cultural anthro urban studies Focus on NYC as she s based there There s some interesting stuff on Disneyland but if you re writing about visual culture and design it d be an omission not to Also interesting re intersection of artistic and business interests in NYC.

    3. i love her style of writing and the way she explain things very detailed and refined, at the same time with a sense of humor and still not neglecting her main story.

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