The City of the Senses: Urban Culture and Urban Space
|UW-L Author:||Kimberly DeFazio, Ph.D.
DeFazio, Kimberly. The City of the Senses: Urban Culture and Urban Space. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan , 2011.
Offering an innovative, interdisciplinary approach to the city which opens up new ways of understanding urban culture and urban space, the author approaches the city as essentially a "material" place where people live, work, and participate in social practices within historical limits set not by sensory experience or cultural meanings but material social conditions. Urban cultural theory, the book contends, needs to understand the human senses in the context of (imperceptible) material relations of production so as to take part in the struggle to transform them.
About the Author
Kimberly DeFazio teaches in the English Department at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Her writings have appeared in such journals as Nature, Society and Thought, and Textual Practice and in the edited collection Confronting Universalities: Aesthetics and Politics under the Sign of Globalisation.