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Proces suburbanizace v kulturní perspektivě – teoretická přehledová stať
The Suburbanisation Process: Cultural Approach

Author(s): Lucie Galčanová
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Sociologický ústav - Slovenská akadémia vied
Keywords: suburbanisation; space; place; social networks; community; neighbourhood; relational theory; belonging; symbolic boundaries; cultural sociology; repre-sentation

Summary/Abstract: The Suburbanisation Process: Cultural Approach. Focusing on the process of suburbanisation as a modern urban development, this review article aims to present the culturalist perspective of urban studies. After presenting a brief historical context and the cultural conditions of suburbanisation, the article focuses on three main approaches: social network theory, the relational theory of social and symbolic boundaries, and studies of representations in popular culture. Based on examples of theoretical and empirical studies of suburban development in capitalist cities, the review endeavours to enrich the contemporary agenda of suburban research within a Central European, post-socialist context. Sociológia 2012, Vol. 44 (No. 1: 5-33)

  • Issue Year: 44/2012
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 5-33
  • Page Count: 29
  • Language: Slovak