The Urban Moment: Cosmopolitan Essays on the Late 20th Century City / Edition 1

The Urban Moment: Cosmopolitan Essays on the Late 20th Century City / Edition 1

by Robert A. Beauregard
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761914854

ISBN-13: 9780761914853

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

Overview

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:
9780761914853
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
09/30/1999
Series:
Urban Affairs Annual Reviews Series, #49
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
Imagined Cities, Engaged Citizens - S Body-Gendrot and R A Beauregard
PART ONE: DILEMMAS OF REPRESENTATION
Invitation to a Postmodern Urbanism - S Flusty and M Dear
Crossing Cybersities - M C Boyer
Urban Regions and the Cyberspace Matrix
The Post-City Challenge - T Paquot
PART TWO: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES
Whose City Is It? - S Sassen
Globalization and the Formation of New Claims
Transnationalism and the City - M P Smith
The Urban World Through A South African Prism - A Mabin
PART THREE: CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
A City For Whom? - G Martinotti
Transients and Public Life in the Second Generation Metropolis
Which New Urbanism? - N Smith
New York City and the Revanchist 1990s
Urban Movements and Urban Theory in the Late 20th-Century City - M Mayer
PART FOUR: PRESCRIPTIVE VISIONS
(Promised) Scenes of Urbanity - C Ruby
Can We Make the Cities We Want? - S S Fainstein
The Spaces of Democracy - R Sennett

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