Urban Culture: Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies

This collection is an interdisciplinary study focusing on the various cultural aspects of city life. The works included are drawn from a broad range of canonical and secondary sources and emphasise the 'new', covering modernist and postmodernist perspectives of urban culture. The collection is arranged thematically highlighting the variety of interests that coexist (and conflict) within the city. Issues such as gender, class, race, age and disability are covered along with urban experiences such as walking, politics & protest, governance, inclusion and exclusion. 'Urban pathologies', including gangsters, mugging and drug-dealing are also explored. Selections cover cities from around the globe, including London, Berlin, Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Rio de Janeiro, Bombay and Tokyo. Titles also available in this series include, Performance (March 2003, 4 volumes, GBP450) and Gothic (May 2004, 4 volumes, GBP475). Forthcoming titles in the series include, Narrative Theory (July 2004, 4 volumes, GBP475) and Folklore (2005, 4 volumes, c.GBP475).