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Culture, Politics, and the Built Environment

Books in this Series



University of Pittsburgh Press

Dianne Harris, University of Illinois, Series Editor

Histories of the built environment have for too long remained outside the realm of political engagement, with buildings often imagined to exist outside the exigencies of economic, political, and social factors.  As a result, the interconnections between built form and social inequities are sometimes overlooked or marginalized in current scholarship.   
The books in this series will address the ways in which the built world evolves according to a range of cultural forces and explore the ways that buildings, cities, and landscapes affect the formulation and function of deep social, economic, and political structures.  They will also examine the agency of the built environment as it actively helps to shape class, race, and gender identities.   
These volumes will be notable for their innovative topics and approaches.  The scope of the series is international, and open to multi-disciplinary work, but it is primarily focused on publishing spatial histories that have the potential to impact many other kinds of historical thought and writing.



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