Tuff city: urban change and contested space in central Naples

Dines, Nick (2012) Tuff city: urban change and contested space in central Naples. Remapping Cultural History, 13 . Berghahn Books. ISBN 9780857452795

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Abstract

During the 1990s, Naples’ left-wing administration sought to tackle the city’s infamous reputation of being poor, crime-ridden, chaotic and dirty by reclaiming the city’s cultural and architectural heritage. This book examines the conflicts surrounding the reimaging and reordering of the city’s historic centre through detailed case studies of two piazzas and a centro sociale, focusing on a series of issues that include decorum, security, pedestrianization, tourism, immigration and new forms of urban protest. This monograph is the first in-depth study of the complex transformations of one of Europe’s most fascinating and misunderstood cities. It represents a new critical approach to the questions of public space, citizenship and urban regeneration as well as a broader methodological critique of how we write about contemporary cities.

Item Type: Book
Research Areas: A. > School of Law > Criminology and Sociology
Item ID: 12286
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Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2013 14:33
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:29
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/12286

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