Failure in the frostbelt : the city in winter / by Andriko John Lozowy.
Lozowy, Andriko John
SubjectCities and towns in literature
Snow - Sociological aspects
Cities and towns in art
Thunder Bay (Ontario)
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"The result of a culture rigidly atomized by individual autonomy has meant that even winter’s icy chill has not prompted a spirit of collective gathering amongst citizens. Instead, the contemporary urban winter is marked as a repeatedly failed attempt at obliterating a fear of death. The chapters that follow depict an unbridled, poetico-sociological rendering of four common winter forms or objects; the themes of failure and death have become underpaintings upon which all else has taken shape. ... In terms of a structure of analysis 1 have employed a loose ethnographic model upon which to build an interpretive understanding of the urban winter."--Introduction