This book is about the contemporary city and those who live in
it. It is thus also about the urban world of the era (extending
roughly from the 1960s to the present) that we see as postmodern,
and specifically about how the postmodern city is changing under
the impact of globalization and new information and communication
technologies. In particular, Geyh explores how the urban spaces of
postmodernity (parks, plazas, streets, sidewalks) and postmodern
urban subjectivities and communities respond to and create each
other--how they become mutually constructing. While there is much
in this book about what makes a city "postmodern," its primary
focus is on how the postmodern city is experienced by its
inhabitants, and in this respect the book is also a study of
everyday life in the postmodern era. As such, it deals not only
with the ways in which the postmodern city has developed out of
economic, technological, political, and cultural structures that
are different from those of the modern city, but also with how the
postmodern city changes our ways of knowing and experiencing the
world and ourselves as postmodern urban subjects, as citizens of
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