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Publics and the City. Edition No. 1. RGS-IBG Book Series

  • ID: 5226558
  • Book
  • May 2007
  • 264 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publics and the City investigates struggles over the making of urban publics, considering how the production, management and regulation of ‘public spaces’ has emerged as a problem for both urban politics and urban theory.
  • Advances a new framework for considering the diverse spatialities of publicness in relation to the city
  • Argues that a city’s contribution to the making of publics goes beyond the provision of places for public gathering
  • Examines a series of detailed case studies
  • Looks at the relationship between urbanism, public spheres, and democracy
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List of Illustrations.


1 The Problem with Public Space.

2 Publics and the City.

3 Making a Claim: The Regulation of Protest at Parliament House, Canberra.

4 Cruising: Governing Beat Sex in Melbourne.

5 Making a Name: Writing Graffiti in Sydney.

6 "No Fun. No Hope. Don't Belong." : Re-making "Public Space" in Neo-liberal Perth.

7 Justifying Exclusion: Keeping Men out of the Ladies’ Baths, Sydney.

8 Imagining the Public City: Concluding Reflections.



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Kurt Iveson University of Sydney.
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