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- DescriptionEveryday Globalization is a micro-sociological study of immigrant neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Paris. Global flows of people bring together cultural practices from distant places and urban dwellers in global cities interpret the signs of collective identity in ascribing particular places as immigrant neighborhoods. This book examines the spatial semiotics of identity in urban public space that make this possible. Unlike other studies of globalization and cities, this work brings together research on the social psychology of groups, linguistic landscapes, and quotidian mobility to explain how urban dwellers encounter cultural differences. Signs of social identity are always interpreted in the context of group boundaries and the appropriation of public space. The breadth of this analysis contributes to the literature in human geography on the meaningfulness of places. This book will also be of interest to scholars and students in visual sociology. In addition, this research demonstrates an invative method for studying everyday urban experience.
- Author BiographyTimothy Shortell is professor of sociology at Brooklyn College, City University of New York.
- Author(s)Timothy Shortell
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication31/07/2014
- Series TitleRoutledge Studies in Human Geography
- Series Part/Volume Number60
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Content Note40 black & white illustrations, 40 black & white halftones
- Weight476 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Format DetailsUnsewn / adhesive bound
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