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The Urban Uncanny - A Collection of Interdisciplinary Studies (Hardcover) Loot Price: R2,948 Discovery Miles 29 480
The Urban Uncanny - A Collection of Interdisciplinary Studies (Hardcover): Lucy Huskinson
The Urban Uncanny - A Collection of Interdisciplinary Studies (Hardcover): Lucy Huskinson

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The Urban Uncanny - A Collection of Interdisciplinary Studies (Hardcover)

Lucy Huskinson

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The Urban Uncanny explores through ten engaging essays the slippage or mismatch between our expectations of the city-as the organised and familiar environments in which citizens live, work, and go about their lives-and the often surprising and unsettling experiences it evokes. The city is uncanny when it reveals itself in new and unexpected light; when its streets, buildings, and people suddenly appear strange, out of place, and not quite right. Bringing together a variety of approaches, including psychoanalysis, historical and contemporary case study of cities, urban geography, film and literary critique, the essays explore some of the unsettling mismatches between city and citizen in order to make sense of each, and to gauge the wellbeing of city life more generally. Essays examine a number of cities, including Edmonton, London, Paris, Oxford, Las Vegas, Berlin and New York, and address a range of issues, including those of memory, death, anxiety, alienation, and identity. Delving into the complex repercussions of contemporary mass urban development, The Urban Uncanny opens up the pathological side of cities, both real and imaginary. This interdisciplinary collection provides unparalleled insights into the urban uncanny that will be of interest to academics and students of urban studies, urban geography, psychoanalysis, cultural studies, social studies and film studies, and to anyone interested in the darker side of city life.

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Imprint: Routledge
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: April 2016
First published: 2016
Editors: Lucy Huskinson
Dimensions: 234 x 156mm (L x W)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 206
ISBN-13: 978-1-138-92950-0
Barcode: 9781138929500
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LSN: 1-138-92950-6

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