Consuming Places

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Adı:
Consuming Places
Yazar:
Baskı tarihi:
28 Mart 1995
Sayfa sayısı:
272
Format:
Karton kapak
ISBN:
978-0415113113
Dil:
İngilizce
Yayınevi:
Routledge
John Urry's "Consuming Places," discusses what Urry terms the "makings of place"--that is, distinctive features of different places which make them either attractive or repellant to consumers, whether visitors or investors. Urry also explores the effects of consumption on these places and their respective local populations.
Urry has been discussing and writing on these and similar issues for the past fifteen years. In "Consuming Places" he gathers together his most significant contributions. Urry begins with an extensive review of the connections between society, time and space, and examines such themes as locality, ruralism, and economic restructuring in relationship to place. The text considers how the development of service occupations and industries have transformed places through the emergence of a post-industrial service class. Urry then directs our attention to the nature of consumption in terms of its implications for place and people, citing natural and environmental concerns and the tensions between commodification and collective enthusiasms.
This wide-ranging book will prove indispensable for enthusiasts of geography, sociology, and urban, regional and cultural studies.
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In many societies such divisions reflect some particular social pattern. The Khasi, for example, have an eight-day week since they hold a market every eight days.
So sociology is important in permitting analysis and elaboration of aspects of the social world which are generally neglected by the other social sciences.
In particular in Ulysses he seeks to show how human action generically differs from animal behaviour; and hence while functionalist explanation is perfectly legitimate in biology it is forbidden in the social sciences. Explanation in the latter is simultaneously causal and intentional, not functional.
So while a very high proportion of the employed population are to be found in service employment, this does not at all mean that all those people are providing final services to the consumer. Perhaps up to half do not.
There has been the ‘racialisation’ of the phenomenology of the urban; and this works partly in England through the contrasting high valuation which is placed upon the English countryside which is taken to be predominantly white.

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Adı:
Consuming Places
Yazar:
Baskı tarihi:
28 Mart 1995
Sayfa sayısı:
272
Format:
Karton kapak
ISBN:
978-0415113113
Dil:
İngilizce
Yayınevi:
Routledge
John Urry's "Consuming Places," discusses what Urry terms the "makings of place"--that is, distinctive features of different places which make them either attractive or repellant to consumers, whether visitors or investors. Urry also explores the effects of consumption on these places and their respective local populations.
Urry has been discussing and writing on these and similar issues for the past fifteen years. In "Consuming Places" he gathers together his most significant contributions. Urry begins with an extensive review of the connections between society, time and space, and examines such themes as locality, ruralism, and economic restructuring in relationship to place. The text considers how the development of service occupations and industries have transformed places through the emergence of a post-industrial service class. Urry then directs our attention to the nature of consumption in terms of its implications for place and people, citing natural and environmental concerns and the tensions between commodification and collective enthusiasms.
This wide-ranging book will prove indispensable for enthusiasts of geography, sociology, and urban, regional and cultural studies.

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