In the next book project, Urban Cultures: Exploring the Meanings and Spaces of City Life, Jonathan Wynn and Andrew Deener will inquire into how urban culture became understood as a distinct sociological phenomenon and develop an analytical framework that focuses on the interdependence of subjective meanings and spatial contexts. Bridging semiotic approaches to studying the built environment with inquiries into subjective interpretations and collective practices at the micro-level, we are looking at how urban cultures get configured in and through urban spaces. Urban Cultures draws from years of research in cities by each author, including observations, interviews, and analysis of wide-ranging media sources from around the globe, addressing historical and contemporary examples related to the production of art, food, and music scenes in a vast array of places in the U.S. and abroad. Urban Cultures is under contract at Oxford University Press.
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