Intro to ‘Ruinology’

I created this blog as a place to discuss various aspects of my research, and plan for it to focus mostly on representations of/discussions about urban blight, decay, and modern ruin in mass media and academic scholarship. Some scholars refer to the study of recent ruins as ‘ruinology’ (pretty cool-sounding), which encompasses research by sociologists, urban anthropologists and geographers, archaeologists, historians, and urban planners. I also curate the ‘Ruinology’ scoop.it topic, which features recent stories about modern ruin organized by location and type of site/structure.

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