Writing The City Into Being


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Writing The City Into Being

Writing The City Into Being Author by : Lindsay Bremner
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2010
Publisher by :
ISBN : 0986985007
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Writing the City into Being is Bremner's long-awaited collection of essays, spanning more than a decade of work on Johannesburg. It is both an unflinching analysis of the characteristics of an extraordinary city and a work of imagination - a bringing of the evasive city into being through writing. Johannesburg has become a touchstone in critical thinking on the development of the twenty-first-century city, attracting scholars from around the world who seek to understand how cities are changing in the face of urban migration in all its myriad forms and the inflow of foreign capital and interest
Category: Architecture and society

Writing The City In British Asian Diasporas

Writing The City In British Asian Diasporas Author by : Sean McLoughlin
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2014-07-11
Publisher by : Routledge
ISBN : 9781317679660
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In 1962, the Commonwealth Immigrants Act hastened the process of South Asian migration to postcolonial Britain. Half a decade later, now is an opportune moment to revisit the accumulated writing about the diasporas formed through subsequent settlement, and to probe the ways in which the South Asian diaspora can be re-conceptualised. Writing the City in British Asian Diasporas takes a fresh look at such matters and will have multi-disciplinary resonance worldwide. The meaning and importance of local, multi-local and trans-local dynamics is explored through a devolved and regionally-accented com
Category: Political Science

Writing The City

Writing The City Author by : Desmond Harding
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2004-06-01
Publisher by : Routledge
ISBN : 9781135947477
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Writing the City examines and challenges the traditional transatlantic axis of urban modernism, London-Paris-New York, an axis that has often elided the historical importance of other centers that have shaped metropolitan identities and discourses. According to Desmond Harding, James Joyce's internationalist vision of Dublin generates powerful epistemic and cultural tropes that reconceive the idea of the modern city as a moral phenomenon in transcultural and transhistorical terms. Taking up the works of both Joyce and John Dos Passos, Harding investigates the lasting contributions these author
Category: Literary Criticism

The Death And Life Of Great American Cities

The Death And Life Of Great American Cities Author by : Jane Jacobs
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2016-07-20
Publisher by : Vintage
ISBN : 9780525432852
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Thirty years after its publication, The Death and Life of Great American Cities was described by The New York Times as "perhaps the most influential single work in the history of town planning....[It] can also be seen in a much larger context. It is first of all a work of literature; the descriptions of street life as a kind of ballet and the bitingly satiric account of traditional planning theory can still be read for pleasure even by those who long ago absorbed and appropriated the book's arguments." Jane Jacobs, an editor and writer on architecture in New York City in the early sixties, arg
Category: Social Science
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