Reconstructing Architecture: Critical Discourses and Social Practices

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Thomas A. Dutton, Lian Hurst Mann
U of Minnesota Press, 1996 - Architecture - 329 pages
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Met lit. opg. - Met reg. Contributions that question architecture's complicity with the status quo, the part architects play in building radical social movements and challenging dominant forms of power. Activists and scholars on feminism, social theory, environmentalism, cultural studies, race and ethnic studies.
 

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Contents

Modernism Postmodernism and Architectures Social Project
1
Architecture as War
27
Feminist Analyses inoffor Architecture
71
On the Social Bond of Ecology and Architecture
119
Cultural Pedagogy and Architecture
158
The Built Environment and the African American Experience
202
6 Deconstruction and Architecture
234
Critical Theorys Real Strategy
259
Contributors
319
Index
321
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THOMAS A. DUTTON is Professor of Architecture at Miami University, Ohio.

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