The City

Author: James A. Clapp
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351485040
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The City is the best, funniest, saddest, and most thought-provoking compilation ever assembled on the urban scene. James A. Clapp has arranged more than three thousand quotations—epigrams, epithets, verses, proverbs, scriptural references, witticisms, lyrics, literary references, and historical observations—on urban life from antiquity until the present. These quotes are drawn from the written and spoken words of more than one thousand writers throughout history. This volume, with contributions from speakers, poets, song writers, politicians philosophers, scientists, religious leaders, historians, social scientists, humorists, architects, journalists, and travelers from and to many lands is designed to be used by writers, speechmakers, students, and scholars on cities and urban life. Clapp's text is striking for its sharp contrasts of urban and rural life and the urbanization process in different historical times and geographical areas. This second edition includes four hundred new entries, updated birth dates and occupations of quoted authors, and an expanded and updated introduction and preface. Clapp also added new introduction pages for each section containing pictures and unique quotations. The indexes have also been expanded to include more subjects and cities. The scope of this book is international, including entries on most major and many minor cities of the world. It is noteworthy for its pleasures as well as its insights.

The City A Dictionary Of Quotable Thought On Cities And Urban Life

Author: James A. Clapp
Publisher: Rutgers Univ Center for Urban
ISBN: 9780882850955
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The City is the best, funniest, saddest, and most thought-provoking compilation ever assembled on the urban scene. James A. Clapp has arranged, with excellent woodcut illustrations, more than three thousand quotations—epigrams, epithets, verses, proverbs, scriptural references, witticisms, lyrics, literary references, and historical observations—on urban life from antiquity until the present. These quotes are drawn from the written and spoken words of more than one thousand writers throughout history. This volume, with contributions from speakers, poets, song writers, politicians philosophers, scientists, religious leaders, historians, social scientists, humorists, architects, journalists, and travelers from and to many lands is designed to be used by writers, speechmakers, students, and scholars on cities and urban life. The City contains an author index, and a subject index ranging from anti-urbanism to zoning codes. Clapp's text is noteworthy for its sharp contrasts of urban and rural life and the urbanization process in different historical times and geographical areas. The work features a guide to cities index ranging from Accra to Zurich. The scope of the book is international, including entries on most major and not a few lesser cities of the world. These include historical commentaries ranging from writings at the beginning of recorded history to contemporary observations on urban planning and styles. The illustrations and designs prepared by Rene Kammeyer provide excellent and imaginative guides to the text. The work is noteworthy for its pleasures and as well insights.

State Of The World 2003

Author: Gary T. Gardner
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393051735
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Written in clear and concise language, with easy-to-read charts and tables, presents a view of our changing world that we, and our leaders, cannot afford to ignore.

Spiritualizing The City

Author: Victoria Hegner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317396685
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Urban spaces have always functioned as cradles and laboratories for religious movements and spiritualities. The urban forms a central and nourishing agent for the creation of new religious expressions, and continually negotiates new ways of being spiritual and establishing spiritual ideas and practices. This book explores the intense and complex interplay between the (post) modern city and new religious and spiritual movement, bringing the city and its annexes into the foreground of current research into religion. It develops a new, ethnography-based analysis of the ways in which the pluralist experience of the "urban" inscribes itself into various religious practices and vice versa: how do religiosity and spirituality appropriate and transform meanings of the urban? It focuses on new religious expressions, cosmologies and ways of life that go beyond established belief systems and religious understandings, and explores new conceptions of the word "urban" in a world of increasingly extended urban environments. The book examines how cities are both considered as sites and sources of spirituality, where the globalization of religions takes place as well as the fact that globalization is linked closely to the process of localization. The socio-cultural and political uniqueness of the specific urban context are analyzed to present an innovative perspective on how the interplay between the urban, spiritual and religious should be understood. This book brings a timely new perspective and will be of interest to academics and students in geography, sociology, urban studies, cultural studies and anthropology, as well as for urban planners and policy makers.

State Of The World 1999

Author: The Worldwatch Institute
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 1610916409
Size: 18.19 MB
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Written in clear and concise language, with easy-to-read charts and tables, State of the World presents a view of our changing world that we cannot afford to ignore.

A People S History Of Civilization

Author: John Zerzan
Publisher: Feral House
ISBN: 1627310711
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The American anarchist, primitivist philosopher, and author John Zerzan critiques agriculture-based civilization as inherently oppressive and advocates drawing upon the life of hunter-gatherers as an inspiration for what free society should look like. Subjects of his criticism include domestication, language, symbolic thought, and the concept of time. This book includes sixteen essays ranging from the beginning of civilization to today’s general crisis. Zerzan provides a critical perspective about civilization. A People’s History of Civilization includes chapters about: Patriarchy The City and its Inmates War Enters the Picture The Bronze Age The Axial Age The Crisis of Late Antiquity Revolt and Heresy Modernity Takes Charge Who Killed Ned Ludd Cultural Luddism Industrialism and Resistance Decadence WWI Civilization’s Pathological Endgame In recent years, John Zerzan, co-editor of Black and Green Review, has successfully toured Europe to speak from his primitivist perspective regarding contemporary civilization. Zerzan calls Eugene, Oregon

Doing A Literature Search

Author: Chris Hart
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761968108
Size: 62.44 MB
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Doing a Literature Search provides a practical and comprehensive guide to searching the literature on any topic within the social sciences. The book will enable the reader to search the literature effectively, identifying useful books, articles, statistics and many other sources of information. The text will be an invaluable research tool for postgraduates and researchers across the social sciences.

Urban Land

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Exploring Urban America

Author: Roger W. Caves
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
ISBN: 9780803956377
Size: 54.31 MB
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This collection of seminal articles will introduce undergraduate students to the interdisciplinary field of urban studies and urban affairs. It investigates a variety of areas including: cities and urbanism, urban history, urban policy, economic development, community development, community services and infrastructure, housing, urban education and growth. Each section of the collection is introduced by a leading figure in the field. This well- integrated and accessible book will be a useful introductory text.