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The Sociology of ArchitectureConstructing Identities$
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Paul Jones

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781846310768

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846315930

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Modernity and Mega-Events: Architecturing a Future

Modernity and Mega-Events: Architecturing a Future

(p.67) 4 Modernity and Mega-Events: Architecturing a Future
The Sociology of Architecture
Liverpool University Press

This chapter examines the relationship between states and their landmark architecture, focusing on major modernist architectural projects that house large–scale ‘mega–events’. The case of Millennium Dome project is explored within the context of the New Labour government's project of modernization in Britain.

Keywords:   states, architecture, modernist architectural projects, mega–events, Millennium Dome, New Labour, modernization

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