Cities and Citizenship


Author: James Holston
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822322740
Category: Political Science
Page: 260
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An expanded edition of the Public Culture special issue, which explores current meanings and contestations of citizenship in relation to the urban experience.

Cities and Citizenship


Author: James Holston
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822322740
Category: Political Science
Page: 260
View: 9732

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An expanded edition of the Public Culture special issue, which explores current meanings and contestations of citizenship in relation to the urban experience.

The Postcolonial City and Its Subjects

London, Nairobi, Bombay
Author: Rashmi Varma
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113680403X
Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Page: 244
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This book considers twentieth and twenty-first century literary and cultural formations of the postcolonial city and the constitution of new subjects within it. Varma offers a reading of both historical and contemporary debates on urbanism through the filter of postcolonial fictions and the cultural fields surrounding and containing them. In particular, she presents a representational history of London, Nairobi and Bombay in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries and engages three key theoretical frameworks -- the city within postcolonial theory and culture (its troubled salience in the construction of postcolonial public spheres and identities, from local, rural, ethnic/"tribal", and regional to "national", cosmopolitan and transnational subjects and spaces); postcolonial fictions as constituting a new world literary space and as a site of the articulation of contending narratives of urban space, global culture and postcolonial development; and postcolonial feminist citizenship as a universal political project challenging current neo-liberal and post neo-liberal contractions and eviscerations of public spaces and rights.

Cities of Culture

A Global Perspective
Author: Deborah Stevenson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134084358
Category: Social Science
Page: 175
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Culture now has a prominent place on the urban policy and re-profiling agendas of cities around the world. City-based cultural planning emphasising creativity in all its guises has emerged as a significant local policy initiative, while the notion of the ‘creative city’ has become an urban imaging cliché. The proliferation of local blueprints for cultural planning/creative cities has been remarkable, while supra-state bodies such as the European Union and UNESCO are also fostering the use of culture in strategies to revive cities and urban economies and to brand places as ‘different’. Cities of Culture highlights significant trends in cultural planning since its inception, revealing and analysing key discourses and influential (globally-circulating) manifestos and processes, as well as their interpretation and implementation in specific places. With reference to examples drawn from Europe, Australia, Asia and North America, Cities of Culture provides insights into the application of urban cultural strategies in different local, national and international contexts, highlighting regularities, tensions and intersections as well as core underpinning assumptions. This book explores the now-pervasive expectation that cultural planning is capable of achieving a wide range of social, economic, urban and creative outcomes. It will be of interest for students and scholars of urban sociology, urban studies, cultural policy studies and human geography.

The Queen of America Goes to Washington City

Essays on Sex and Citizenship
Author: Lauren Gail Berlant
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822319245
Category: Political Science
Page: 308
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Drawing on literature, the law, and popular media--and "taking her (counter)cue from that celebrated sitcom of American life, 'The Reagan Years'" (Homi K. Bhabha)--Berlant presents a stunning and major statement about the nation and its citizens in an age of mass mediation. Her intriguing narratives and gallery of images will challenge readers to rethink what it means to be an American and seek salvation in its promise. 57 photos.

A Companion to Popular Culture


Author: Gary Burns
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118883357
Category: Social Science
Page: 608
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A Companion to Popular Culture is a landmark survey of contemporary research in popular culture studies that offers a comprehensive and engaging introduction to the field. Includes over two dozen essays covering the spectrum of popular culture studies from food to folklore and from TV to technology Features contributions from established and up-and-coming scholars from a range of disciplines Offers a detailed history of the study of popular culture Balances new perspectives on the politics of culture with in-depth analysis of topics at the forefront of popular culture studies

Public Discourse in America

Conversation and Community in the Twenty-first Century
Author: Judith Rodin,Stephen P. Steinberg
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812237412
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 318
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A distinguished group of scholars and prominent figures here offers thoughtful new perspectives on the tenor and conduct of public life in contemporary America. Originating in a shared concern that our civic culture was becoming coarser and more polarized, Public Discourse in America provides a critical corrective to this widespread misperception about declining civility in public culture and the ways we as citizens negotiate our differences. Together these essays explore the current condition and centrality of public discourse in our democracy, investigating how it has changed through our history and whether it fails to approach our widely held, but often unarticulated, ideal of "reasoned and reasonable" public deliberation. Contributors consider whether rationality is really the best standard for public discussion and argument, and isolate the features and principles that would characterize a truly exemplary, more productive public discourse at the beginning of the twenty-first century. They investigate why public conversations work when they work well, and why they often fail when we need them the most, as in our nation's so often aborted "national conversation" on race. Taking a comprehensive look at institutional and leadership practices in recent public debates over a variety of "hot button" public policy issues, Public Discourse in America outlines how such conversations can be used to reintegrate our fragmented communities and bridge barriers of difference and hostility among communities and individuals. These essays speak to urgent and perennial questions about the nature of American society, the responsibilities of leaders, the rules of democracy, and the role of public culture in times of crisis, conflict, and rapid change. Public Discourse in America originated in the work of the Penn National Commission on Society, Culture, and Community, convened in 1996 by Judith Rodin, President of the University of Pennsylvania. Distinguished members of the Commission, leading experts, commissioned researchers, and leaders in America's nascent public discourse movement offer unexpected insights and an optimistic vision of the health of our politics and culture. Readers--of all political persuasions--from the halls of political power to the streets of urban neighborhoods, from newsrooms and studios to think tanks and universities, will find these essays opening up new paths to robust public discussion, more engaged citizenship, and stronger communities. Contributors include: Joyce Appleby, Thomas Bender, Derek Bok, Alex Boraine, Graham G. Dodds, Christopher Edley, Jr., Drew Gilpin Faust, Neal Gabler, Richard Lapchick, Don M. Randel, Richard Rodriguez, Jay Rosen, David M. Ryfe, Michael Schudson, Neil Smelser, and Robert H. Wiebe.

Race, Religion, and Late Democracy


Author: John L. Jackson,David K. Kim
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452218250
Category: Social Science
Page: 196
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Introduction : Democracy's anxious returns / David Kyuman Kim and John L. Jackson, Jr. - "Look, baby, we got Jesus on our flag" : robust democracy and religious debate from the era of slavery to the age of Obama / Edward J. Blum -- Forerunner : the campaigns and career of Edward Brooke / Jason Sokol -- Iran's French Revolution : religion, philosophy, and crowds / Roxanne Varzi - Democracy's new song : Black reconstruction in America, 1860-1880 and the melodramatic imagination / Marina Bilbija - Habits of the heart : youth religious participation as progress, peril, or change? / Monica R. Miller and Ezekiel J. Dixon-Roman - Populism and late liberalism : a special affinity? / Jean Comaroff -- Chadors, feminists, terror : the racial politics of U.S. media representations of the 1979 Iranian women's movement / Sylvia Chan-Malik -- The end of neoliberalism : what is left of the left / John Comaroff - Religion as race, recognition as democracy : Lemba "Black Jews" in South Africa / Noah Tamarkin - The race toward caraqueño citizenship : negotiating race, class, and participatory democracy / Giles Harrison-Conwill - The racialization of Islam in American law / Neil Gotanda

Toward a new metropolitanism

reconstituting public culture, urban citizenship, and the multicultural imaginary in New York and Berlin
Author: Günter H. Lenz,Friedrich Ulfers,Antje Dallmann
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783825352271
Category: History
Page: 496
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Port Towns and Urban Cultures

International Histories of the Waterfront, c.1700—2000
Author: Brad Beaven,Karl Bell,Robert James
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137483164
Category: History
Page: 289
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Despite the port’s prominence in maritime history, its cultural significance has long been neglected in favour of its role within economic and imperial networks. Defined by their intersection of maritime and urban space, port towns were sites of complex cultural exchanges. This book, the product of international scholarship, offers innovative and challenging perspectives on the cultural histories of ports, ranging from eighteenth-century Africa to twentieth-century Australasia and Europe. The essays in this important collection explore two key themes; the nature and character of ‘sailortown’ culture and port-town life, and the representations of port towns that were forged both within and beyond urban-maritime communities. The book’s exploration of port town identities and cultures, and its use of a rich array of methodological approaches and cultural artefacts, will make it of great interest to both urban and maritime historians. It also represents a major contribution to the emerging, interdisciplinary field of coastal studies.

Nichts ist okay!


Author: Brendan Kiely,Jason Reynolds
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3423430400
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 320
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Zwei Stimmen, zwei Autoren, schwarz und weiß.. Eigentlich wollte Rashad nur eine Tüte Chips kaufen, doch kaum hat er den Laden betreten, wird er von einem Polizisten brutal niedergeschlagen. Beobachtet hat den Vorfall ein anderer Junge: Quinn, der ausgerechnet mit der Familie des Angreifers befreundet ist. Rashad ist schwarz, der Polizist weiß. Ein weiterer rassistischer Übergriff? Wie so viele? Rashad landet im Krankenhaus, und Quinn steht zwischen den Fronten. Er muss sich entscheiden: Tritt er als Zeuge auf und wird zum Verräter? Oder hält er den Mund und schweigt zu Diskriminierung und Gewalt. Derweil organisieren Rashads Freunde eine Demonstration gegen Rassismus und Polizeiwillkür. Eine Stadt gerät in Ausnahmezustand. Und zwei Jugendliche mittendrin.

Public Culture

Bulletin of the Project for Transnational Cultural Studies
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Arts and society
Page: N.A
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Provincial Modernity

Local Culture & Liberal Politics in Fin-de-siècle Hamburg
Author: Jennifer Jenkins
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801440250
Category: History
Page: 329
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With an interdisciplinary approach that ranges from political history to modernist art and architecture, Jennifer Jenkins explores the roles that local tradition, memory, history, culture, and environment played in nineteenth-century conceptions of citizenship and community in Hamburg.".

Cultural Citizenship: Cosmopolitan Questions

Cosmopolitan Questions
Author: Stevenson, Nick
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335208789
Category: Social Science
Page: 176
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This book has been written for people who make decisions and bring about change, at all sorts of levels, and in a wide range of disciplines. Researchers and managers have a duty to collaborate with clinicians, to understand and make the most of each others' skills. This necessitates a new paradigm of health service research which is part of a change management culture and change promotion.

The Black Public Sphere

A Public Culture Book
Author: Black Public Sphere Collective
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780226071923
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 350
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A collection of essays from many disciplines that reflect the Black public sphere

Alien Encounters

Popular Culture in Asian America
Author: Mimi Thi Nguyen
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822339229
Category: Social Science
Page: 365
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DIVA collection of essays that examine the production and consumption of Asian American popular culture, from musical expression to television cooking shows./div

Feminist Critiques of Popular Culture

A Special Issue of the Journal Communication
Author: Ellen Wartella,P. A. Treichler
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9782881243653
Category: Social Science
Page: 126
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First Published in 1986. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Ambient Screens and Transnational Public Spaces


Author: Nikos Papastergiadis
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
ISBN: 9888208926
Category: Social Science
Page: 264
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Large public screens have now become a ubiquitous part of the contemporary cityscape. Far from being simply oversized televisions, the media experts contributing to Ambient Screens and Transnational Public Spaces put forward a strong case that such screens could serve as important sites for cultural exchange. Advances in digital technology spell the possibilities of conducting mobile modes of interaction across national boundaries, and in the process expose the participants to novel sensory experiences, giving rise to a new form of public culture. Understanding this phenomenon calls for a reconceptualization of “public space” and “ambience,” as well as connecting the two concepts with each other. This pioneering study of the impact of media platforms on urban cultural life presents a theoretical analysis and a history of screens, followed by discussions of site-specific urban screen practices on five continents. There is also a substantial examination of the world’s first real-time cross-cultural exchange via the networking of large public screens located in Melbourne and Seoul. “Ambient Screens and Transnational Public Spaces is a provocative interdisciplinary collection that studies public screens in diverse urban contexts ranging from Shanghai to Montreal. Taken together, these essays redefine commonly held notions about cultural policy, information, citizenship, and the quotidian experiences of the Media City. A must read for anyone interested in urban media studies and cultural planning.” —Janine Marchessault, Professor of Cinema and Media Studies, York University “Large screens in public spaces are almost taken for granted in some cities, while in others, they are barely present. This fascinating book provokes new thinking about mediatization as a transformative dimension of urban life. The editor and authors deserve to be congratulated for a welcome and timely volume, demonstrating how large screens in cities transform public spaces and become a platform for new modes of cultural exchange.” —Lily Kong, Lee Kong Chian Chair Professor of Social Sciences, Singapore Management University