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Maxwell StreetWriting and Thinking Place$
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Tim Cresswell

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780226604114

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226604398.001.0001

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Thinking Place

Thinking Place

Chapter:
(p.165) Part Three Thinking Place
Source:
Maxwell Street
Author(s):

Tim Cresswell

Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226604398.003.0003

Part Three outlines a meso-level of theory of place using evidence from the history of the Maxwell Street Market area in Chicago. The chapter accounts for place as a synthesis of materiality, meaning and practice that is formed in the context of power and serves to reproduce the effects of power over time. Places are formed from material worlds (concrete, trees, smells, sounds etc.), the meanings that are given to them at individual and group levels, and the ways in which they are performed and practiced. Power is implicated at all levels and in the ways these three realms are combined into the synthesis that makes each place distinct.

Keywords:   place theory, materiality, meaning, practice, temporality, power

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