Re-imaging a post-industrial city: The Leeds St Valentine's Fair as a civic spectacle

@article{Harcup2000ReimagingAP,
  title={Re-imaging a post-industrial city: The Leeds St Valentine's Fair as a civic spectacle},
  author={T. Harcup},
  journal={City},
  year={2000},
  volume={4},
  pages={215 - 231}
}
Faced with the perceived consequences of economic, social and cultural shifts variously labelled 'post-modernity', 'globalization' and 'the post-industrial revolution', an increasing number of urban authorities in the UK and beyond have adopted strategies of 're-imaging' their cities as 'creative cities' and/or attractive locations for footloose capital. The production of spectacular urban events has frequently played a central role in such strategies. Tony Harcup examines how one such event… Expand
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