By John Urry
John Urry has been discussing and writing on those and comparable questions for the earlier fifteen years. In eating areas, he gathers jointly his most important contributions. Urry starts with an in depth evaluate of the connections among society, time and area. the idea that of 'society', the character of 'locality', the importance of 'economic restructuring', and the concept that of the 'rural', are tested in dating to put. The ebook then considers how locations were reworked via the improvement of carrier occupations and industries. thoughts of the provider classification and post-industrialism are theoretically and empirically mentioned. awareness is then dedicated to the ways that locations are ate up. specific consciousness is dedicated to the visible personality of such intake and its implications for position and folks. the results for nature and the surroundings also are explored intensive. The altering nature of intake, and the tensions among commodification and collective enthusiasms, are explored within the context of the altering ways that the nation-state is ate up.
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In each case the answer is ‘relatively few’ or ‘relatively little’. The developments in these three topics have been appropriated within sociology, but sociology per se has not contributed much to such developments, except in a rather special sense as we shall see. In the first part of this chapter I shall consider one such area in particular, namely the state, and I shall show that most recent developments in its analysis have occurred outside mainstream sociological discourse. I shall then consider in the following section some important implications of this for the social and intellectual organisation of sociology.
Little sense remains of the shared collective watching of a particular key programme. And increasingly many programmes and especially advertisements are made to mimic such a pattern of instantaneously produced fragments. They consist of a collage of disconnected visual and aural images, each lasting a very short time and having little or no connection with those coming before or after (this might be caricatured as a shift from BBC to MTV). It is also suggested that this speeding up and fragmenting of an increasingly visual media, the growth of ‘fast capitalism’, makes it increasingly unlikely that people will have the concentration and stamina to read complex books from beginning to end (see Chapter 14 for more detail on time).
But these are simulated places which are there for consumption. They are barely places that people any longer come from, or live in, or which provide much of a sense of social identity. Somewhat similarly Sennett argues that in the contemporary city different buildings no longer exercise a moral function— the most significant new spaces are those based around consumption and tourism (1991). Such spaces are specifically designed to wall off the differences between diverse social groups and to separate the inner life of people from their public activities.
Consuming Places by John Urry