Cities of signs: learning the logic of urban spaces

Hickey, Andrew T. ORCID: (2012) Cities of signs: learning the logic of urban spaces. Minding the Media: Critical Issues for Learning and Teaching, 5. Peter Lang, New York, NY. United States. ISBN 978-1-4331-1120-4


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Signs exist as fundamental markers of the urban landscape. Whether in the form of street signs offering directions, the air-brushed promises of advertising media or the vandalized détournements of street art, signs pervade urban spaces and provide a tangible 'text' upon which the logics of both cities and ourselves are written. Cities of Signs charts the way that signs exist as key elements of contemporary urban space and explores what it means to live within these spaces, amongst cities of signs. This refreshing take on the way that urban space is lived and experienced provides a timely contribution to the literature in urban studies, sociology and education alike. In decoding the cultural production at play in urban environments, Hickey presents a dynamic approach for understanding how culture is produced and consumed within the cityscape.

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Item Type: Book (Commonwealth Reporting Category A)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Education (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Education (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2012 05:25
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2018 03:21
Uncontrolled Keywords: urban sociology; public pedagogy; space; signs; symbols
Fields of Research (2008): 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200204 Cultural Theory
13 Education > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160810 Urban Sociology and Community Studies
Fields of Research (2020): 47 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 4702 Cultural studies > 470207 Cultural theory
39 EDUCATION > 3999 Other Education > 399999 Other education not elsewhere classified
44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4410 Sociology > 441016 Urban sociology and community studies
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9502 Communication > 950205 Visual Communication

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