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About the Author
Martin Dines is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at Kingston University, UK. He is the author of Gay Suburban Narratives in American and British Culture (2009).
Timotheus Vermeulen is Assistant Professor in Cultural Theory and Director of the Centre for New Aesthetics at Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
Table of Contents
Suburban Stories, Martin Dines and Timotheus Vermeulen \ Part I: Delineating the Margins \ 1. Mapping the Suburbs: Cartographic Representation of Villa Celina, Buenos Aires, 1955-2011, Adriana Massidda \ 2. From Riots to Designer Shoes: Tout ce qui brille/All that Glitters (2010) and Changing Representations of the Banlieue in French Cinema, Carrie Tarr \ 3. Entering
No-Go Areas: Suburbs in Contemporary German Literature, Caroline Merkel \ 4. J.G.
Ballard: The 'Seer of Shepperton' as the Seer of Suburbia, Jarrad Keyes \ Part II: The Past in its Place \ 5. The Shifting
Ground of Commemoration in an Australian Suburb, Hannah Lewi and Caroline
Jordan \ 6.The Future and Come and Gone: Managing Change in the Aging
Suburbs, Alan Mace \ 7. Where the Heart
Is: Cinema and Civic Life in Singapore, Gaik
Khoo \ Part
III: Aesthetics of Affect \ 8.'The Shhh of Sprays On All the Little Lawns': Imagining the Post-War American Suburbs, Joanna Gill \ 9. 'Nothing Seemed Familiar, Yet Everything
Was Very, Very Familiar': Rethinking Bill Owens's Suburbia, Bridget Gilman 10. 'A More Interesting Surgery on the Suburbs': Richard Ford's Paean to the
New Jersey Periphery, Tim Foster \ 11. Ordinary Geographies: Trajectories of Affect in the Work of Kathleen Stewart and D.J. Waldie, Neil
Campbell \ Part
IV: Suburban Communities and Cultural Production \ 12. A Chicken Ain't Nothin' But a Bird: Animals, Suburbia and the Evolving Terrain of Production, Consumption,
and Representation, Hugh Bartling \ 13. Kvart KVART: Art Activism at the Urban Periphery in Croatia, Dalibor Prancevic \ 14. 'MANS IS ON STAGE': Rappers as Disseminators of (Sub)Urban
Language Varieties, Nichola Smalley \ 15. The Goat Boy of Mount Seething: Heritage and the English Suburbs, Helen Wickstead \ Notes \ Bibliography \ Index.