"We are bored in the city, there is no longer any Temple of the Sun." So begins the most lyrical bitching about city life in the last half-century, Ivan Chtcheglov's rant that became a foundation tract for the Situationist Internationale. Debatably anarchists in the classical sense, the French avant-gardists were violently opposed to the city's progression toward being a zone of control, unavailable to free play. This is the complaint, offered more prosaically, by young criminology prof... More >>>
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Jeff Ferrell's commitment to lived experience fuels the book's rhetorical fire.