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Realising the City: Urban Ethnography in Manchester

Camilla Lewis and Jessica Symons


This book demonstrates how a city is constituted in the productive tension between making and realising, between directing activity and allowing for its emergence. It presents nine ethnographic accounts across Manchester UK, including residential neighbourhoods, cultural events, public spaces, the council, areas of urban regeneration and the airport. The authors examine the dynamics of power for those developing the city, experiencing such interventions and the spaces in-between. These perspectives trace the multiple dynamics of a vibrant post-industrial city, showing how people’s decisions an ... More

Keywords: Urban, Cities, Ethnography, Local government, Community, Politics, Place, Culture, Organisations, Manchester

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781526100733
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526100733.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Camilla Lewis, editor
University of Manchester

Jessica Symons, editor
University of Manchester

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