Metropolis: Center and Symbol of Our Times

Metropolis: Center and Symbol of Our Times

by Philip Kasinitz (Editor)


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ISBN-13: 9780333621271
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 10/30/1994
Series: Main Trends of the Modern World
Edition description: 1995
Pages: 486
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Philip Kasinitz is Associate Professor of Sociology at Hunter College and author of Caribbean New York: Black Immigrants and the Politics of Race.

Table of Contents

Preface; R.Jackall & A.J.Vidich - Acknowledgements - Notes on the Contributors - Introduction; P.Kasinitz - PART 1: MODERNITY AND THE URBAN ETHOS - Introduction; P.Kasinitz - The Culture of Cities; L.Mumford - The Metropolis and Mental Life; G.Simmel - Paris: Capital of the 19th Century; W.Benjamin - Urbanism as a Way of Life; L.Wirth - PART 2: RATIONALITY AND IT'S DISCONTENTS: THE MAKING OF THE A METROPOLIS IN NEW YORK CITY - Introduction; P.Kasinitz - New York is not a Completed City; Le Corbusier - Uses of Sidewalks; J.Jacobs - In the Forrest of Symbols: Some Notes on Modernism in New York; M.Berman - PART 3: COMMUNITY REDISCOVERED, COMMUNITY REASSESSED: SOCIAL BONDS IN THE MODERN CITY - Introduction; P.Kasinitz - Urbanism and Suburbanism as Ways of Life; H.Gans - Race, Ethnicity and New Forms of Urban Community; J.Bensman & A.Vidich - Private, Parochial and Public Social Orders: Crime and Incivility in Urban Communities; A.Hunter - Community Becomes Uncivilized; R.Sennett - City Life and Difference; I.M.Young - PART 4: SOCIAL RELATIONS AND PUBLIC PLACES - Introduction; P.Kasinitz - The Varieties and Vicissitudes of Public Space; J.Weintraub - The Pleasures and Costs of Urbanity; M.Walzer - Street Etiquette and Street Wisdom; E.Anderson - Fortress Los Angeles: The Militarization of Urban Space; M.Davis - Reclaiming our Public Spaces; F.Siegel - PART 5: THE FUTURE OF THE CITY: SPACE, RACE, CLASS AND POLITICS - Introduction; P.Kasinitz - Megalopolis Unbound; M.Fishman - The Ghetto, the State and the New Capitalist Economy; L.J.D.Wacquant - Civil Society as a Polyarchic Form: The City; F.Ferrarotti - Index

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