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xii, 178 p. ; 24 cm.
This innovative book looks at representations of ethnic and racial identities in relation to the development of urban culture in postindustrialised American cities. The concept of 'urban space' organises the detailed illustration of a series of themes which structure chapters on white paranoia and urban decline; memories of urban passage; the racialised underclass; urban crime and justice; and globalisation and citizenship. The book focuses on a range of literary and visual forms including novels, journalism, films (narrative and documentary) and photography to examine the relationship between race and representation in the production of urban space. Texts analysed include writings by Tom Wolfe (The Bonfire of the Vanities), Toni Morrison (Jazz), John Edgar Wildeman (Philadelphia Fire) and Walter Mosley (Devil in a Blue Dress). Films covered include Falling Down, Strange Days, Hoop Dreams and Clockers. Provocative and absorbing, this interdisciplinary treatment of urban representations engages contemporary theoretical and sociological debates about race and the city.Issues of space and spatiality in representations of the city are explored and the author shows how expressive forms of literary and visual representation interact with broader productions of urban space.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780748609529 20160528
Green Library
xiii, 237 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Acknowledgements-- Introduction-- Part I: 1. 'News': the reporter and the new-- 2. The sociologist as city editor: Robert Ezra Park-- 3. Reporters in depth: a comparison of journalistic and sociological studies-- Part II: 4. Marginality and experience-- 5. 'To see life': the cultural undercurrent-- 6. Uncle Sam and young Sammy: sociology between reform and report-- Bibliography-- Indexes.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521440523 20160528
The current fascination with urban life has encouraged a growing interest in the 'Chicago School' of sociology by students of sociological history. It is generally accepted that the field research practised by the Chicago sociologists during the 1920s - the 'Golden Age of Chicago sociology' - used methods borrowed from anthropology. However, Rolf Lindner also argues convincingly that the orientation of urban research advocated by Robert Park, the key figure in the Chicago School and himself a former reporter, is ultimately indebted to the tradition of urban reportage. The Reportage of Urban Culture goes beyond a thorough reconstruction of the relationship between journalism and sociology. It shows how the figure of the city reporter at the turn of the century represents a new way of looking at life, and reflects a transformation in American culture, from rejecting variety to embracing it.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521440523 20160528
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
viii, 357 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
This special issue of American Quarterly focuses on Los Angeles as an emblematic site through which the scholarship of American studies can be examined. As a city shaped by eighteenth-century European colonization, nineteenth-century U.S. territorial expansion, and twentieth-century migration, Los Angeles has come to embody both the hopes and fears of Americans looking to the future. It is a city in which the local is deployed in complex practices of identity and community formation within the broader networks of globalization that continue to define and redefine what constitutes America. The articles in this volume address the complexities of the city's social geography across time, particularly since World War II. The collection reflects an exciting variety of cultural studies perspectives and reveals the synergistic possibilities of current Los Angeles studies and American studies in general. American Quarterly includes interdisciplinary scholarship that engages key issues in American studies. Publishing essays that examine American societies and cultures in global and local contexts, the journal contributes to the understanding of the United States, its diversity, and its impact on world politics and culture.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780801882081 20160528
Green Library
207 p. 27 cm.
Green Library

5. City & community [2002 - ]

v. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Green Library, SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xxiii, 177 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Chapter 1: Theoretical Considerations Part I: Race and Displacement in Detroit Chapter 2: Narratives of Growth and Collective Resistance Chapter 3: Rationality vs. Demystification Part II: Race and Health in Harlem Chapter 4: Mapping Race Chapter 5: Citizen Science: How We Come To Know What We Know Chapter 6: Neoliberalism, Urban spaces, and Race.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780739193815 20161031
Urban Renewal and Resistance: Rhetorics of Race, Space, and the City in the Late Twentieth to Early Twenty-First Century examines how urban spaces are rhetorically constructed through discourses that variously justify or resist processes of urban growth and renewal. This book combines insights from critical geography, urban studies, and communication to explore how urban spaces, like Detroit and Harlem, are rhetorically structured through neoliberal discourses that mask the racialized nature of housing and health in American cities. The analysis focuses on city planning documents, web sites, media accounts, and draws on insights from personal interviews in order to pull together a story of city growth and its consequences, while keeping an eye on the ways city residents continue to confront and resist control over their communities through counter-narratives that challenge geographies of injustice. Recommended for scholars of communication studies, journalism, sociology, geography, and political science.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780739193815 20161031
Green Library
5 v.
  • Volume 1: The City In Global Context Part 1: The Origin and Growth of Cities 1. V. G. Childe The Urban Revolution Town Planning Review [1950] 2. R. Lawton An Age of Great Cities Town Planning Review [1972] 3. C. G. Pooley Residential Mobility in the Victorian City Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers [1979] 4. J. R. Kellett Property Speculators and the Building of Glasgow, 1780-1830 Scottish Journal of Political Economy [1961] 5. J. P. Radford Testing the Model of the Pre-Industrial City: the Case of Ante-Bellum Charleston, South Carolina Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers [1979] 6. J. R. Borchert American Metropolitan Evolution Geographical Review [1967] 7. J. Friedmann The World City Hypothesis Development and Change [1986] 8. D. A. Smith and M. Timberlake Conceptualising and Mapping the Structure of the World System's City System Urban Studies [1995] 9. M. Dear and S. Flusty Postmodern Urbanism Annals of the Association of American Geographers [1998] Part 2: Processes of Urbanisation and Urban Change 10. M. Jefferson The Law of the Primate City Geographical Review [1939] 11. H. Geyer and T. Kontuly A Theoretical Foundation for the Concept of Differential Urbanization International Journal of Urban and Regional Research [1993] 12. L. Bourne Reinventing the Suburbs: Old Myths and New Realities Progress in Planning [1996] 13. J. Davis et al The New 'Burbs: the Exurbs and their Implications for Planning Policy Journal of the American Planning Association [1994] 14. P. McGovern San Francisco Bay Area Edge Cities: New Roles for Planners and the General Plan Journal of Planning Education and Research [1998] 15. W. Lucy and D. Phillips The Post-Suburban Era Comes to Richmond: City Decline, Suburban Transition and Exurban Growth Landscape and Urban Planning [1997] 16. W. Frey and A. Speare The Revival of Metropolitan Population Growth in the United States: an Assessment of Findings from the 1990 Census Population and Development Review [1992] 17. S. Sassen Cities and Communities in the Global Economy: Rethinking our Concepts American Behavioural Scientist [1996] 18. D. Walker Another Round of Globalization in San Francisco Urban Geography [1996] Part 3: Regional Perspectives on Urbanisation and Urban Change 19. J. Elliot Cycles within the System: Metropolitanisation and Internal Migration in the United States, 1965-1990 Urban Studies [1997] 20. A. Fielding Migration and Urbanisation in Western Europe Since 1950 Geographical Journal [1989] 21. F. Dieleman and A. Faludi Randstad, Rhine-.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415252690 20160527
This collection draws on an international range of published research and authors to reflect the wide range of interest in and expertise on the contemporary city. The set is fully indexed and contains new introductions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415252690 20160527
Green Library
viii, 260 pages : ill. ; 25 cm
  • Introduction: cities and citizenship / James Holston and Arjun Appadurai
  • Intellectuals, cities, and citizenship in the United States: the 1800s and 1990s / Thomas Bender
  • Urban youth and Senegalese politics: Dakar 1988-1994 / Mamadou Diouf
  • Islamic modernities? citizenship, civil society, and Islamism in a Nigerian city / Michael Watts
  • São Paulo: photographic essay / Cristiano Mascaro
  • Fortified enclaves: the new urban segregation / Teresa P.R. Caldeira
  • Genealogy: Lincoln Steffens on New York / Dilip Parameshwar Gaonkar and Christopher Kamrath
  • Spaces of insurgent citizenship / James Holston
  • Whose city is it? globalization and the formation of new claims / Saskia Sassen
  • Is European citizenship possible? Etienne Balibar
  • Violence, culture, and democracy: a European perspective / Michel Wieviorka
  • From the Atlas to the Alps: chronicle of a Moroccan migration / Marco Jacquemet.
Cities and Citizenship is a prize-winning collection of essays that considers the importance of cities in the making of modern citizens. For most of the modern era the nation and not the city has been the principal domain of citizenship. This volume demonstrates, however, that cities are especially salient sites for examining the current renegotiations of citizenship, democracy, and national belonging. Just as relations between nations themselves are changing in this current phase of global capitalism, so too are relations between nations and cities. Written by internationally prominent scholars, the essays in Cities and Citizenship propose that "place" remains fundamental to these changes and that cities are crucial places for the development of new alignments of local and global identity. Through case studies from Africa, Europe, Latin America, and North America, the volume shows how cities make manifest national and trans-national realignments of citizenship and how they generate new possibilities for democratic politics that transform people as citizens. Cities and Citizenship will interest students and scholars of anthropology, geography, sociology, planning, and urban studies, as well as globalisation and political science. Contributors. Arjun Appadurai, Etienne Balibar, Thomas Bender, Teresa P. R. Caldeira, Mamadou Diouf, Dilip Parameshwar Gaonkar, James Holston, Marco Jacquemet, Christopher Kamrath, Cristiano Mascaro, Saskia Sassen, Michael Watts, and Michel Wieviorka.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780822322542 20160618
Green Library


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