Cities of Signs: Learning the Logic of Urban Spaces (Minding the Media 5 New edition)
By: Andrew T. Hickey (author)Hardback
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Signs exist as fundamental markers of the urban landscape. Whether in the form of street signs offering directions, the airbrushed promises of advertising media or the vandalized detournements 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 is a timely contribution to the literature in urban studies, sociology and education alike. In decoding the cultural production at play in urban environments, Cities of Signs presents a dynamic approach to understanding how culture is produced and consumed within the cityscape.
Andrew T. Hickey is Senior Lecturer in Cultural Studies and Social Theory at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. He is also the author of (Re)Presenting Education: Students, Teachers, Schools and the Public Imagination (with Jon Austin), a sociology of schooling and popular cultural representations of education.
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