The Urban Moment: Cosmopolitan Essays on the Late 20th Century City

The Urban Moment: Cosmopolitan Essays on the Late 20th Century City

by Robert A. Beauregard
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761914846

ISBN-13: 9780761914846

Pub. Date: 09/30/1999

Publisher: SAGE Publications

The modern city extends beyond its physical borders, pervading all aspects of our society. Celebrating 30 years of Sage's Urban Affairs Review, this book examines the state of the city as we enter the 21st century. From an interdisciplinary perspective, critical urban theorists explore a variety of discourses for representing the contemporary city. Considering the

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The modern city extends beyond its physical borders, pervading all aspects of our society. Celebrating 30 years of Sage's Urban Affairs Review, this book examines the state of the city as we enter the 21st century. From an interdisciplinary perspective, critical urban theorists explore a variety of discourses for representing the contemporary city. Considering the city's social and physical articulations, the prospects for continued democracy and civic engagement, and interpretations of a 'good city', these essays represent the cutting edge of urban studies.

The Urban Moment is a provocative examination of urban theory, offering European, North American, and South American perspectives. An exciting and comprehensive addition to the series, this book is critical for Urban Studies scholars as well as those studying the city in sociological, political, or cultural disciplines.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761914846
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
09/30/1999
Series:
Urban Affairs Annual Reviews Series, #49
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

From the Series Editors
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1Imagined Cities, Engaged Citizens3
Pt. IDilemmas of Representation
2Invitation to a Postmodern Urbanism25
3Crossing CyberCities: Urban Regions and the Cyberspace Matrix51
4The Post-City Challenge79
Pt. IIGlobal Perspectives
5Whose City Is It? Globalization and the Formation of New Claims99
6Transnationalism and the City119
7The Urban World Through a South African Prism141
Pt. IIICivic Engagement
8A City for Whom? Transients and Public Life in the Second-Generation Metropolis155
9Which New Urbanism? New York City and the Revanchist 1990s185
10Urban Movements and Urban Theory in the Late-20th-Century City209
Pt. IVPrescriptive Visions
11(Promised) Scenes of Urbanity241
12Can We Make the Cities We Want?249
13The Spaces of Democracy273
Index287
About the Contributors291

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