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Walking in cities : quotidian mobility as urban theory, method, and practice

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Walking connects the rhythms of urban life to the configuration of urban spaces. As the contributors and editors show in Walking in Cities, walking also reflects the systematic inequalities that order contemporary urban life. Walking has different meanings because it can be a way of temporarily "taking possession" of urban space, or it can make the relatively powerless more vulnerable to crime. The essays in Walking in Cities explore how walking intersects with sociological dimensions such as gender, race and ethnicity, social class, and power.Various chapters explorethe flâneuse, or female urban drifter, in Tehran's shopping malls; Hispanic neighborhoods in New York, San Diego, and El Paso; and the intra-neighborhood and inter-class dynamics of gentrification in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.The essays in Walking in Cities provide important lessons about urban life.
Introduction : Walking as urban practice and research method / Timothy Shortell
Walking in the multicultural city : the production of suburban street life in Sydney / Rebecca Williamson
Race and the politics of space : doing walking ethnography in urban Chicago / Shanshan Lan
Walking through contemporary North American barrios : hispanic neighborhoods in New York, San Diego, and El Paso / Ernesto Castaneda, Kevin Beck, and Josue Lachica
The emancipated Flaneuse in Tehran's shopping malls / Nazgol Bagheri
The doughnut hole experience : using a discerning eye while walking in cities / Marlese Durr
"Just going down the street" : constructing community through everday movements / Michelle Hall
Encountering the "old and new" kids on the block : walking in the neighborhood / Judith N. DeSena
From shipping to shopping : Providence's capital center, nervous landscapes, and a phenomenological analysis of walkability / Kristen A. Williams
Geography, planning, and performing mobility in New Orleans / Amber N. Wiley
Mobility method and the ethnic communty : walking and community activism / Evrick Brown
Walking as a mobile practice : landscape and public protests in Washington, D.C. / Paul R. Watts
Walking, social movements, and arts activities in the United States, Canada, and France / Brian B. Knudsen, Terry Nichols Clark, and Daniel Silver.

Additional Information
Series Urban life, landscape, and policy.
Subjects Sociology, Urban.
Cities and towns.
City and town life.
Publisher Philadelphia :2016
Contributors Brown, Evrick, editor.
Shortell, Timothy, editor.
Language English
Description vi, 254 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9781439912218
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