The Routledge Companion to Urban Media and Communication

Myria Georgiou and Jun Yu raise this issue in the closing Chapter 11, on urban media subjectivity. They remind us that “tenuous commitment and proper ...

Author: Zlatan Krajina

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351813266

Category: Social Science

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The Routledge Companion to Urban Media and Communication traces central debates within the burgeoning interdisciplinary research on mediated cities and urban communication. The volume brings together diverse perspectives and global case studies to map key areas of research within media, cultural and urban studies, where a joint focus on communications and cities has made important innovations in how we understand urban space, technology, identity and community. Exploring the rise and growing complexity of urban media and communication as the next key theme for both urban and media studies, the book gathers and reviews fast-developing knowledge on specific emergent phenomena such as: reading the city as symbol and text; understanding urban infrastructures as media (and vice-versa); the rise of global cities; urban and suburban media cultures: newspapers, cinema, radio, television and the mobile phone; changing spaces and practices of urban consumption; the mediation of the neighbourhood, community and diaspora; the centrality of culture to urban regeneration; communicative responses to urban crises such as racism, poverty and pollution; the role of street art in the negotiation of ‘the right to the city’; city competition and urban branding; outdoor advertising; moving image architecture; ‘smart’/cyber urbanism; the emergence of Media City production spaces and clusters. Charting key debates and neglected connections between cities and media, this book challenges what we know about contemporary urban living and introduces innovative frameworks for understanding cities, media and their futures. As such, it will be an essential resource for students and scholars of media and communication studies, urban communication, urban sociology, urban planning and design, architecture, visual cultures, urban geography, art history, politics, cultural studies, anthropology and cultural policy studies, as well as those working with governmental agencies, cultural foundations and institutes, and policy think tanks.

Cities in the Urban Age

Sam Bass Warner, “Slums and Skyscrapers: Urban Images, Symbols, and Ideologies ... Andy Merrifield, The New Urban Question (London: Pluto Press, 2014), pp.

Author: Robert A. Beauregard

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226535418

Category: Social Science

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We live in a self-proclaimed Urban Age, where we celebrate the city as the source of economic prosperity, a nurturer of social and cultural diversity, and a place primed for democracy. We proclaim the city as the fertile ground from which progress will arise. Without cities, we tell ourselves, human civilization would falter and decay. In Cities in the Urban Age, Robert A. Beauregard argues that this line of thinking is not only hyperbolic—it is too celebratory by half. For Beauregard, the city is a cauldron for four haunting contradictions. First, cities are equally defined by both their wealth and their poverty. Second, cities are simultaneously environmentally destructive and yet promise sustainability. Third, cities encourage rule by political machines and oligarchies, even as they are essentially democratic and at least nominally open to all. And fourth, city life promotes tolerance among disparate groups, even as the friction among them often erupts into violence. Beauregard offers no simple solutions or proposed remedies for these contradictions; indeed, he doesn’t necessarily hold that they need to be resolved, since they are generative of city life. Without these four tensions, cities wouldn’t be cities. Rather, Beauregard argues that only by recognizing these ambiguities and contradictions can we even begin to understand our moral obligations, as well as the clearest paths toward equality, justice, and peace in urban settings.

The Urban Department Store in America 1850 930

God in the Street: New York Writing from the Penny Press to Melville. ... Branch, Melville C. Comparative Urban Design: Rare Engravings, 1830–1843.

Author: Louisa Iarocci

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351539807

Category: Art

Page: 258

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In the late nineteenth century, the urban department store arose as a built artifact and as a social institution in the United States. While the physical building type is the foundation of this comprehensive architectural study, Louisa Iarocci reaches beyond the analysis of the bricks and mortar to reconsider how the ?spaces of selling? were culturally-produced spaces, as well as the product of interrelated economic, social, technological and aesthetic forces. The agenda of the book is three-fold; to address the lack of a comprehensive architectural study of the nineteenth century department store in the United States; to expand the analysis of the commercial city as a built and represented entity; and to continue recent scholarly efforts that seek to understand commercial space as a historically specific and a conceptually perceived construct. The Urban Department Store in America, 1850-1930 acts as a corrective to a current imbalance in the historiography of this retailing institution that tends to privilege its role as an autonomous ?modern? building type. Instead, Iarocci documents the development of the department store as an urban institution that grew out of the built space of the city and the lived spaces of its occupants.

The Urban Response to Internationalization

Ohmae , Kenichi ( 1995 ) , The End of the Nation State , New York : Free Press .
Olds , Kris ( 2001 ) , Globalization and Urban Change , Oxford : Oxford University
Press . Olivier , Charles ( 2002 ) , ' Labyrinth of incentives , ' Financial Times , 2 ...

Author: Peter Karl Kresl

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: UOM:39015061178953

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

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Accelerated trade and financial market liberalization have had significant impacts on the global economy, and its component entities. In this volume, the authors examine the impacts of these changes on the economies of urban areas, and the responses to them. They provide a comprehensive treatment of the issues surrounding internationalization.

The Urban Enigma

Durham: Duke University Press. Bhabha, H. (2004). ... The urban question: Reflections on Henri Lefebvre, urban theory and the politics of scale.

Author: Simone Vegliò

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781786613905

Category: Political Science

Page: 198

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The book explores how Latin America indicated an autonomous form of postcolonialism that was marked by the production of multiple conceptualisations of time. The analysis particularly focuses on iconic urban transformations in capital cities such as Buenos Aires, Mexico City, and Brasilia, diachronically, and investigates each case’s specific representations of past, present, and future. By exploring these three episodes, the book shows how Latin America’s postcolonialism involved specific spatial dynamics that were inherently working over global socio-political geographies resulting from the legacy of a “long” colonial imagination. The text is divided into two parts. The first part discusses some theoretical questions concerning the very conceptualization of Latin American space and the importance of exploring a genealogy of its urban geographies. The second part analyses the themes proposed through the discussion of the “materiality” of specific historical examples. The section delves into urban transformations in the aforementioned capital cities and focuses on how iconic material forms are able to encapsulate the main socio-political features defining each country’s post-colonial project. The book aims to depict a historical geography capable of describing how controversial relations between power and knowledge had materialised in the shapes of the urban environment and had iconically contributed to the multifaceted production of the global area known as Latin America. Without any pretension to offer an all-embracing perspective, the book dis-cusses the Latin America experience within the broader question concerning the genealogy of global socio-political geographies.

The Urban Climate Challenge

Urban World: Mapping the Economic Power of Cities. ... New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. Hafner-Burton, E.M., M. Kahler, and A.H. Montgomery. 2009.

Author: Craig Johnson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317680062

Category: Political Science

Page: 258

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Drawing upon a variety of empirical and theoretical perspectives, The Urban Climate Challenge provides a hands-on perspective about the political and technical challenges now facing cities and transnational urban networks in the global climate regime. Bringing together experts working in the fields of global environmental governance, urban sustainability and climate change, this volume explores the ways in which cities, transnational urban networks and global policy institutions are repositioning themselves in relation to this changing global policy environment. Focusing on both Northern and Southern experience across the globe, three questions that have strong bearing on the ways in which we understand and assess the changing relationship between cities and global climate system are examined. How are cities repositioning themselves in relation to the global climate regime? How are cities being repositioned – conceptually and epistemologically? What are the prospects for crafting policies that can reduce the urban carbon footprint while at the same time building resilience to future climate change? The Urban Climate Challenge will be of interest to scholars of urban climate policy, global environmental governance and climate change. It will be of interest to readers more generally interested in the ways in which cities are now addressing the inter-related challenges of sustainable urban growth and global climate change. Chapter 9 and Chapter 11 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF at It has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license.

The Importance of Being Urban

19; Scott Nearing, The New Education (Chicago: Row, Peterson, & Company, 1915); Randolph S. Bourne, The Gary Schools (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1970).

Author: David A. Gamson

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226634548

Category: History

Page: 340

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From the 1890s through World War II, the greatest hopes of American progressive reformers lay not in the government, the markets, or other seats of power but in urban school districts and classrooms. The Importance of Being Urban focuses on four western school systems—in Denver, Oakland, Portland, and Seattle—and their efforts to reconfigure public education in the face of rapid industrialization and the perceived perils [GDA1] of the modern city. In an era of accelerated immigration, shifting economic foundations, and widespread municipal shake-ups, reformers argued that the urban school district could provide the broad blend of social, cultural, and educational services needed to prepare students for twentieth-century life. These school districts were a crucial force not only in orchestrating educational change, but in delivering on the promise of democracy. David A. Gamson’s book provides eye-opening views of the histories of American education, urban politics, and the Progressive Era.

Urban Politics in India

Epstein , A. L. Politics in an Urban African Community . Manchester , England : Manchester University Press , 1958 . Erdman , Howard L. Political Attitudes ...

Author: Rodney W. Jones

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 9780520363038

Category: Political Science

Page: 440

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This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1974.

How Ideas Shape Urban Political Development

Detroit Black Politics and Grassroots Activism (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2009); Sugrue, The Origins of the Urban Crisis. Chapter 7 Author's note: ...

Author: Richardson Dilworth

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812252255

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

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A collection of international case studies that demonstrate the importance of ideas to urban political development Ideas, interests, and institutions are the "holy trinity" of the study of politics. Of the three, ideas are arguably the hardest with which to grapple and, despite a generally broad agreement concerning their fundamental importance, the most often neglected. Nowhere is this more evident than in the study of urban politics and urban political development. The essays in How Ideas Shape Urban Political Development argue that ideas have been the real drivers behind urban political development and offer as evidence national and international examples—some unique to specific cities, regions, and countries, and some of global impact. Within the United States, contributors examine the idea of "blight" and how it became a powerful metaphor in city planning; the identification of racially-defined spaces, especially black cities and city neighborhoods, as specific targets of neoliberal disciplinary practices; the paradox of members of Congress who were active supporters of civil rights legislation in the 1950s and 1960s but enjoyed the support of big-city political machines that were hardly liberal when it came to questions of race in their home districts; and the intersection of national education policy, local school politics, and the politics of immigration. Essays compare the ways in which national urban policies have taken different shapes in countries similar to the United States, namely, Canada and the United Kingdom. The volume also presents case studies of city-based political development in Chile, China, India, and Africa—areas of the world that have experienced a more recent form of urbanization that feature deep and intimate ties and similarities to urban political development in the Global North, but which have occurred on a broader scale. Contributors: Daniel Béland, Debjani Bhattacharyya, Robert Henry Cox, Richardson Dilworth, Jason Hackworth, Marcus Anthony Hunter, William Hurst, Sally Ford Lawton, Thomas Ogorzalek, Eleonora Pasotti, Joel Rast, Douglas S. Reed, Mara Sidney, Lester K. Spence, Vanessa Watson, Timothy P. R. Weaver, Amy Widestrom.

The States and the Urban Crisis

New York : Oxford University Press , 1968. ( HT 111 D75 ) Taming megalopolis . 2v . New York : Praeger , 1967 . Eldredge , Hanford W. ( HT 151 E37 ) ...

Author: United States Air Force Academy. Library


ISBN: UIUC:30112059537834

Category: Cities and towns

Page: 46

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Introducing Urban Anthropology

Goldstein, Daniel (2004) The Spectacular City: Violence and Performance in Urban Bolivia. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. Goldstein, Daniel M. (2010) ...

Author: Rivke Jaffe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317363989

Category: Social Science

Page: 186

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This book provides an up-to-date introduction to the important and growing field of urban anthropology. This is an increasingly critical area of study, as more than half of the world's population now lives in cities and anthropological research is increasingly done in an urban context. Exploring contemporary anthropological approaches to the urban, the authors consider: How can we define urban anthropology? What are the main themes of twenty-first century urban anthropological research? What are the possible future directions in the field? The chapters cover topics such as urban mobilities, place-making and public space, production and consumption, politics and governance. These are illustrated by lively case studies drawn from a diverse range of urban settings in the global North and South. Accessible yet theoretically incisive, Introducing Urban Anthropology will be a valuable resource for anthropology students as well as of interest to those working in urban studies and related disciplines such as sociology and geography.

Collaborative Governance for Urban Revitalization

New York: Oxford University Press. Stoker, Robert. 1987. “Baltimore: The Self-Evaluating City?” In The Politics of Urban Development, ed.

Author: Michael J. Rich

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801470905

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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For more than one hundred years, governments have grappled with the complex problem of how to revitalize distressed urban areas. In 1995, the original urban Empowerment Zones (Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit, New York, and Philadelphia) each received a $100 million federal block grant and access to a variety of market-oriented policy tools to support the implementation of a ten-year strategic plan to increase economic opportunities and promote sustainable community development in high-poverty neighborhoods. In Collaborative Governance for Urban Revitalization, Michael J. Rich and Robert P. Stoker confront the puzzle of why the outcomes achieved by the original Empowerment Zones varied so widely given that each city had the same set of federal policy tools and resources and comparable neighborhood characteristics. The authors’ analysis, based on more than ten years of field research in Atlanta and Baltimore and extensive empirical analysis of EZ processes and outcomes in all six cities shows that revitalization outcomes are best explained by the quality of local governance. Good local governance makes positive contributions to revitalization efforts, while poor local governance retards progress. While policy design and contextual factors are important, how cities craft and carry out their strategies are critical determinants of successful revitalization. Rich and Stoker find that good governance is often founded on public-private cooperation, a stance that argues against both the strongest critics of neoliberalism (who see private enterprise as dangerous in principle) and the strongest opponents of liberalism (who would like to reduce the role of government).

The Everyday Life of Urban Inequality

American Indians and the urban experience. Walnut Creek, CA: Altamira Press. López Bárcenas, F. (2001). Legislación y derechos indígenas en México.

Author: Angela Storey


ISBN: 9781793610652


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The Everyday Life of Urban Inequality explores urban inequality through detailed case studies. By focusing on situated experiences of displacement, belonging, and difference, the contributors to this edited collection demonstrate the power of multidisciplinary ethnographic research to illustrate how inequalities affect city residents worldwide.--Anru Lee, John Jay College, CUNY

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Urban Revolt

New York : Arno Press , pp . 403–45 . “ The Origins and Character of Irish - American Nationalism . ” In Lawrence J. McCaffrey ( ed . ) ...

Author: Eric L. Hirsch

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 9780520356351

Category: Social Science

Page: 274

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Urban Revolt is an incisive reexamination of the most highly mobilized urban revolutionary force in American history—the late nineteenth-century Chicago labor movement. By documenting the importance of ethnic origins in accounting for political choice, Eric L. Hirsch completely reconceptualizes the dynamics of urban social movements. Hirsch links the industrialization of Chicago to the development and maintenance of an ethnically segmented labor market. Urbanization, he argues, fostered ethnic enclaves whose inhabitants were channeled into particular kinds of jobs and excluded from others. Hirsch then demonstrates the political implications of emergent ethnic identities and communities. In the late nineteenth century, Chicagoans of German background—denied economic power by Anglo-Americans' control of craft unions and excluded from political influence by Irish-dominated political machines—formulated radical critiques of the status quo and devised innovative political strategies. In contrast, the Irish revolutionary movement in Chicago targeted the oppressive British political system; Irish activists saw no reason to overthrow a Chicago polity that brought them political and economic upward mobility. Urban Revolt gives a new perspective on revolutionary mobilization by de-emphasizing the importance of class consciousness, social disorganization, and bureaucracy. In his original and provocative focus on the importance of ethnicity in accounting for political choice, Hirsch makes a valuable contribution to the study of social movements, race, and working-class politics. This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1990.