By combining provocative prose with photo-essay, Time and the Suburbs explores the disappearance of cities in North America under the weight of suburban, exurban, and other forms of development that are changing the way we live and do politics. Drawing on social theory from Henri Lefebvre and Guy Debord to Antonio Negri, this book reconceptualizes the tasks facing activists and social movements.  This is both a provocative essay and introduction to important social theory for anyone interested in cites and urban development.

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The book is beautifully written and tightly edited. It is the kind of intervention one sees more often in the French public debate than in our academically overdetermined Anglo-American publishing world. It is also meaningfully illustrated by Quinby’s own photographs that explore the postmetropolitan ecologies on their own terms.

Roger Keil, York University

Subject City Planning & Urban Development/Urban Sociology/Social Psychology
Published November 2011
Price $19.95 CDN
Pages 152 pp (Paper)
Dimensions 5″ × 7″ × .75″
ISBN-10 1894037529
ISBN-13 9781894037525

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  • Roger Keil, in York University writes:

    The book is beautifully written and tightly edited. It is the kind of intervention one sees more often in the French public debate than in our academically overdetermined Anglo-American publishing world. It is also meaningfully illustrated by Quinby’s own photographs that explore the postmetropolitan ecologies on their own terms.

  • TY Nyce, in Nexus Newspaper writes:

    Enlightening and at times threatening to the justness of a capitalist society, the book endorses the realistic sanctions that impede upon economic growth as defined by the consumerism model.

About the Author

Rohan Quinby is a freelance writer, editor, and photographer living in Nashville, Tennessee. He has published essays on travel and urbanism and has a postgraduate degree in Public Policy from Massey University in New Zealand. His photography has appeared in publications and galleries, and he is the photography editor for carte blanche, the literary review of the Quebec Writers’ Federation.