After the World Trade Center

Author: Michael Sorkin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135774889
Format: PDF
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The terrorist attacks of September 11 have created an unprecedented public discussion about the uses and meanings of the central area of lower Manhattan that was once the World Trade Center. While the city sifts through the debris, contrary forces shaping its future are at work. Developers jockey to control the right to rebuild "ground zero." Financial firms line up for sweetheart deals while proposals for memorials are gaining in appeal. In After the World Trade Center, eminent social critics Sharon Zukin and Michael Sorkin call on New York's most acclaimed urbanists to consider the impact of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center and what it bodes for the future of New York. Contributors take a close look at the reaction to the attack from a variety of New York communities and discuss possible effects on public life in the city.

Global Suburbs

Author: Lawrence Herzog
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317745108
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Global Suburbs: Urban Sprawl from the Rio Grande to Rio de Janeiro offers a critical new perspective on the emerging phenomenon of the global suburb in the western hemisphere. American suburban sprawl has created a giant human habitat stretching from Las Vegas to San Diego, and from Mexico to Brazil, presented here in a clear and comprehensive style with in depth descriptions and images. Challenging the ecological problems that stem from these flawed suburban developments, Herzog targets an often overlooked and potentially disastrous global shift in urban development. This book will give depth to courses on suburbs, development, urban studies, and the environment.


Author: Josee Johnston
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317745019
Format: PDF, Docs
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This important cultural analysis tells two stories about food. The first depicts good food as democratic. Foodies frequent ‘hole in the wall’ ethnic eateries, appreciate the pie found in working-class truck stops, and reject the snobbery of fancy French restaurants with formal table service. The second story describes how food operates as a source of status and distinction for economic and cultural elites, indirectly maintaining and reproducing social inequality. While the first storyline insists that anybody can be a foodie, the second asks foodies to look in the mirror and think about their relative social and economic privilege. By simultaneously considering both of these stories, and studying how they operate in tension, a delicious sociology of food becomes available, perfect for teaching a broad range of cultural sociology courses.

Kriminalit t und Sicherheitspolitik

Author: Sylke Nissen
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 366310561X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Der Band untersucht die Entwicklung von Kriminalität und Sicherheitspolitik in London, Paris, Berlin und New York und setzt sich städteübergreifend mit der Frage nach der politischen Instrumentalisierung von Kriminalität und Sicherheit auseinander.

Terror Culture Politics

Author: Daniel J. Sherman
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253346728
Format: PDF
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Taking a critical look at the politics of American culture in the wake of the 2001 terrorist attacks, contributors offer a multi-disciplinary approach in their examination of how our existing cultural patterns, have shaped our response to it.

Out of the Blue

Author: Kristiaan Versluys
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231520336
Format: PDF, ePub
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Writers have represented 9/11 and its aftermath with varying degrees of success. In Out of the Blue, Kristiaan Versluys focuses on novels that move beyond patriotic clichés and cheap sensationalism and provide new insights into the emotional and ethical impact of these traumatic events and what it means to depict them. Versluys focuses on Don DeLillo's Falling Man, Art Spiegelman's In the Shadow of No Towers, Jonathan Safran Foer's Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Frédéric Beigbeder's Windows on the World, and John Updike's Terrorist. He scrutinizes how these writers affirm the humanity of the disoriented individual, as opposed to the cocksure killer or politician, and retranslate hesitation, stuttering, or stammering into a precarious act of defiance. Versluys also discusses works by Ian McEwan, Anita Shreve, Martin Amis, and Michael Cunningham, arguing for the novel's distinct power in rendering the devastation of 9/11.

Das Neue Bild Der Stadt the New Image the City

Author: Hellmut Fröhlich
Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag Wiesbaden gmbh
ISBN: 9783515090360
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This volume on "the new image of the city" analyzes the depiction of Berlin and New York in selected feature-length movies and traces the development of how cineastic production converts certain urban spaces to elements of consequence within a screenplay. German text.