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Maxwell Street: Writing and Thinking Place

Tim Cresswell


The book is an exercise in thinking about and writing about a particular place - the Maxwell Street area of Chicago. It is divided into three sections which address the process of writing about place, the history of the area surrounding Maxwell Street market in Chicago, and the theorization of place. The book adopts a hybrid writing technique informed by montage and contemporary cross-overs between poetry and prose in order to more fully and accurately reflect the nature of being in, and thinking about, place. The first section explores the process and practice of writing a place and outlines ... More

Keywords: Maxwell Street, Chicago, place, value, writing, urban renewal, materiality, practice, meaning, market

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780226604114
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226604398.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tim Cresswell, author
Trinity College

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