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Scenescapes: How Qualities of Place Shape Social Life

Daniel Aaron Silver and Terry Nichols Clark


Cities and neighborhoods are production sites, residential habitats, and political arenas; they are also scenes of expression and meaning. Profound global and historical transformations set the stage for new processes. Scenescapes examines patterns and consequences of the various styles of life embedded in the amenities that define the character of our streets and strips. The book articulates core dimensions of meaning supported by local scenes, such as theatricality, authenticity, and legitimacy, and uses inter-national data on hundreds of local amenities – cafes, churches, restaurants, parks ... More

Keywords: scenes, cities, culture, urban development, amenities, urban studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780226356853
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226357041.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel Aaron Silver, author
University of Toronto at Scarborough

Terry Nichols Clark, author
University of Chicago.

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