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Title Other cities, other worlds : urban imaginaries in a globalizing age / edited by Andreas Huyssen

Publ Info Durham : Duke University Press, 2008
 RWU Arch  ARCH HT149.5 .O84 2008    AVAILABLE
Descript viii, 327 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Note "The essays that make up this volume were first presented as formal lectures in a year-long graduate research seminar in 2001-2002 at Columbia University"--P. [vii]
Includes bibliographical references (p. [307]-319) and index
Contents Introduction. World Cultures, World Cities / Andreas Huyssen -- Latin America -- Cultural Landscapes: Buenos Aires from Integration to Fracture / Beatriz Sarlo -- From Modernism to Neoliberalism in Sao Paulo: Reconfiguring the City and Its Citizens / Teresa P.R. Caldeira -- Mexico City, 2010: Improvising Globalization / Nestor Garcia Canclini -- Africa -- Last Shall Be First: African Urbanities and the Larger Urban World / AbdouMaliq Simone -- Unsettling Johannesburg: The Country in the City / Hilton Judin -- Mega-exhibitions: The Antinomies of a Transnational Global Form / Okwui Enwezor -- Asia -- Mumbai: The Modern City in Ruins / Gyan Prakash -- Negotiating the Static and Kinetic Cities: The Emergent Urbanism of Mumbai / Rahul Mehrotra -- Remapping Beijing: Polylocality, Globalization, Cinema / Yingjin Zhang -- Faking Globalization / Ackbar Abbas -- Middle East -- Two Dreams in a Global City: Class and Space in Urban Egypt / Farha Ghannam -- Huzun -- Melancholy -- Tristesse of Istanbul / Orhan Pamuk
Note "Other Cities, Other Worlds brings together leading scholars of cultural theory, urban studies, art, anthropology, literature, film, architecture, and history to look at non-Western global cities. The contributors focus on urban imaginaries, the way that city dwellers perceive or imagine their own cities. Paying particular attention to the historical and cultural dimensions of urban life, they bring to their essays deep knowledge of the cities they are bound to in their lives and their work. Taken together, these essays allow us to compare metropolises from the so-called periphery and gauge processes of cultural globalization, illuminating the complexities at stake as we try to imagine other cities and other worlds under the spell of globalization."--Book cover
LC subject Cities and towns -- Developing countries
Urbanization -- Developing countries
Urban geography -- Developing countries
Globalization -- Social aspects -- Developing countries
Add Author Huyssen, Andreas
Alt Title Urban imaginaries in a globalizing age
ISBN 0822342480 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780822342489 (cloth : alk. paper)
0822342715 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780822342717 (pbk. : alk. paper)