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Common Ground?: Readings and Reflections on Public Space (The Metropolis and Modern Life)

 
 
 
 
Common Ground?: Readings and Reflections on Public Space (The Metropolis and Modern Life)
Author: Anthony M. Orum - Zachary P. Neal
ISBN 13: 9780415997270
ISBN 10: 415997275
Edition: 1
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 2009-08-08
Format: Paperback
Pages: 240
List Price: $45.95
 
 

Public spaces have long been the focus of urban social activity, but investigations of how public space works often adopt only one of several possible perspectives, which restricts the questions that can be asked and the answers that can be considered. In this volume, Anthony Orum and Zachary Neal explore how public space can be a facilitator of civil order, a site for power and resistance, and a stage for art, theatre, and performance. They bring together these frequently unconnected models for understanding public space, collecting classic and contemporary readings that illustrate each, and synthesizing them in a series of original essays. Throughout, they offer questions to provoke discussion, and conclude with thoughts on how these models can be combined by future scholars of public space to yield more comprehensive understanding of how public space works.