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Other Cities, Other Worlds Urban Imaginaries in a Globalizing Age

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ISBN-10: 0822342715

ISBN-13: 9780822342717

Edition: 2008

Authors: Andreas Huyssen

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Other Cities, Other Worldsbrings 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…    
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Book details

List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 11/11/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 0.71" tall
Weight: 2.134

Acknowledgments
Introduction: World Cultures, World Cities
Latin America
Cultural Landscapes: Buenos Aires from Integration to Fracture
From Modernism to Neoliberalism in Sao Paulo: Reconfiguring the City and Its Citizens
Mexico City, 2010: Improvising Globalization
Africa
The Last Shall Be First: African Urbanities and the Larger Urban World
Unsettling Johannesburg: The Country in the City
Mega-exhibitions: The Antinomies of a Transnational Global Form
Asia
Mumbai: The Modern City in Ruins
Negotiating the Static and Kinetic Cities: The Emergent Urbanism of Mumbai
Remapping Beijing: Polylocality, Globalization, Cinema
Faking Globalization
Middle East
Two Dreams in a Global City: Class and Space in Urban Egypt
Huzun - Melancholy - Tristesse of Istanbul
Bibliography
Contributors
Index