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The Routledge Companion to Urban Media and Communication

Edited by: Zlatan Krajina , Deborah Stevenson

Print publication date:  October  2019
Online publication date:  September  2019

Print ISBN: 9780415792554
eBook ISBN: 9781315211633
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315211633
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Book description

The Routledge Companion to Urban Media and Communication traces central debates within the burgeoning interdisciplinary research on mediated cities and urban communication. The volume brings together diverse perspectives and global case studies to map key areas of research within media, cultural and urban studies, where a joint focus on communications and cities has made important innovations in how we understand urban space, technology, identity and community.

Exploring the rise and growing complexity of urban media and communication as the next key theme for both urban and media studies, the book gathers and reviews fast-developing knowledge on specific emergent phenomena such as:

  • reading the city as symbol and text;
  • understanding urban infrastructures as media (and vice-versa);
  • the rise of global cities;
  • urban and suburban media cultures: newspapers, cinema, radio, television and the mobile phone;
  • changing spaces and practices of urban consumption;
  • the mediation of the neighbourhood, community and diaspora;
  • the centrality of culture to urban regeneration;
  • communicative responses to urban crises such as racism, poverty and pollution;
  • the role of street art in the negotiation of ?the right to the city?;
  • city competition and urban branding;
  • outdoor advertising;
  • moving image architecture;
  • ?smart?/cyber urbanism;
  • the emergence of Media City production spaces and clusters.

Charting key debates and neglected connections between cities and media, this book challenges what we know about contemporary urban living and introduces innovative frameworks for understanding cities, media and their futures. As such, it will be an essential resource for students and scholars of media and communication studies, urban communication, urban sociology, urban planning and design, architecture, visual cultures, urban geography, art history, politics,

cultural studies, anthropology and cultural policy studies, as well as those working with governmental agencies, cultural foundations and institutes, and policy think tanks.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  General Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  An Archaeology of the Media City Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The Semiotics of Urban Space Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Understanding Urban Screen Media and Cultures Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Urban Cinema and Photography Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Television and the City Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Journalism Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Outdoor Advertising and the Remediation of Public Space(s) Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Consumption-Centered Urban Restructuring and the Mediation of Urban Life Download PDF
Chapter  10:  On the Move Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Cities of Feet and Hands Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Subjectivity in the Media City Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The City Is Not a Computer Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Urban Monuments and the Spatialization of National Ideologies Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Artificial Light and the Modernist Redefinition of Urban Space Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Urban Transport and Telecommunications Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Global Cities as Mediated Spaces Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Our Own Devices Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Surveillance as an Urban Way of Life Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Urban Media as Infrastructure for Social Change Download PDF
Chapter  21:  In the Air Tonight Download PDF
Chapter  22:  The Promises and Pitfalls of Cyber Urbanism Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Tools of the Trade Download PDF
Chapter  24:  From “Creative Cities” to “Media Cities” Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Branding, Promotion, and the Tourist City Download PDF
Chapter  26:  “European Capital of Culture” and the Primacy of Cultural Infrastructure in Post-Industrial Urbanism Download PDF
Chapter  27:  The Mediat(izat)ion of Urban Leisure Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Media Architecture Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Fashion Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Digital Public Art Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Urban Nightlife Cultures Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Urban Gaming Download PDF
Chapter  33:  From Subculture to Scene Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Documenting Urban Neighborhoods and Claiming the Right to the City Download PDF
Chapter  35:  The Senses and the City Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Navigating Hybrid Urban Spaces Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Media Audiences in the Urban Context Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Temporary Inscriptions Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Creating a Situation in the City Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Mediated Urban Protest Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Community, Media, and the City Download PDF
Chapter  42:  “The Street is the Message” Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Living in the Disadvantaged end of “Dual Cities” Download PDF
Chapter  44:  The Politics of Sexuality in Mediated Cities Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Methodological Approaches in Urban Media and Communication Research Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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