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Calm enjoyment

Urban Visions: Experiencing and Envisioning the City Edited by Steven Spier. Liverpool University Press, 2002. 261pp. £22.50 'In different cities through different gazes in different times the city is constructed, ' writes the editor of Urban Visions, Steven Spier. The deliberate underambition of the collection is its ambition - to move on from urban metanarratives built around 'French theory', 'cyber-worlds' and even 'the everyday' to just particular stories that may or may not ...

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