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City of Flows: Modernity, Nature and the City / Edition 1

City of Flows: Modernity, Nature and the City / Edition 1

by Maria Kaika
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Typically, cities and nature are perceived as geographic opposites, cities being manufactured social creations, and nature being outside of human construction. Through a historical geography of water in the modern city, Kaika shows that this is not the case. Rather, nature and the modern city are fully intertwined, with cities integrating nature at every level of activity. While her empirical focus is on Athens, she discusses other major cities in the West, including London and New York.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415947169
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 06/01/2004
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 216
Sales rank: 1,126,870
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Maria Kaika is a tenured geography professor at Oxford University. She has written many articles and is very well regarded in the field.

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1: Preface: Visions of Modernisation
CHAPTER 2: The Urbanisation of Nature
CHAPTER 3: The Phantasmagoria of the Modernist Dream: Fetishizing Urban Technology Networks
CHAPTER 4: From Urbanization to Domestication: Nature as the Urban and the Domestic Uncanny
CHAPTER 5: Awesome Nature: Modernizing as an Archaeological Project
CHAPTER 6: Tamed Nature: Late 19th and Early 20th Century
CHAPTER 7: Late 20th century: Tamed Nature as a Source of Crisis

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