Some orders may be delayed by the current Coronavirus lockdown.
Visit our help page for further information.
Realising the City: Urban Ethnography in Manchester (Hardback)
  • Realising the City: Urban Ethnography in Manchester (Hardback)
zoom

Realising the City: Urban Ethnography in Manchester (Hardback)

(editor), (editor)
£80.00
Hardback 248 Pages / Published: 27/11/2017
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 2 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
This book offers an inside view of Manchester, England demonstrating the complexity of urban dynamics from a range of ethnographic vantage points, including the city's football clubs, the airport, housing estates, the Gay Village and the city's annual civic parade. These perspectives help trace the multiple dynamics of a vibrant and rapidly changing post-industrial city, showing how people's decisions and actions co-produce the city and give it shape. Using the metaphor of the kaleidoscope, with each turn of the wheel, another aspect of the city is materialised. In doing so, the contributors complicate the dominant narrative of Manchester's renaissance as driven by the city administration's entrepreneurial ethos. By taking up civic space and resources with council-led cultural representations focused largely on generating financial income for the city, three decades of command-and-control politics has inhibited grassroots and spontaneous forms of emergent publics.

Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9781526100733
Number of pages: 248
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'The city always reinvents itself. Manchester's contemporary playbook of this script is famously shaped by a new mayoral governance of the city region. But in the shadow of the grand plans, in the interstices of political drivers and economic imperatives, social invention driven by necessity and creativity generates alternative cities. Through vivid ethnographic snapshots that range from the new city commons to the emergent urbanism of the twenty-first century lounge this volume provides unique insights into the new Manchester and a vindication of the ongoing value of contemporary ethnographic scholarship.' Professor Michael Keith is Director of COMPAS, Co-ordinator of Urban Transformations (The ESRC portfolio of investments and research on cities), and Co-Director of the University of Oxford Future of Cities programme -- .

You may also be interested in...

Extra Time
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Superior
Added to basket
£16.99
Hardback
Bullshit Jobs
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
21 Lessons for the 21st Century
Added to basket
Homo Deus
Added to basket
£10.99   £9.99
Paperback
Three Women
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Explaining Humans
Added to basket
£14.99
Hardback
The Witch
Added to basket
£11.99
Paperback
Three Women
Added to basket
£16.99
Hardback
Three Tigers, One Mountain
Added to basket
How to Be Human
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Celts
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Me and White Supremacy
Added to basket
Money
Added to basket
£3.50
Paperback
Guns, Germs and Steel
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.