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Table of Contents
Contents: Introduction: selling EthniCity: urban cultural politics in the Americas from the Conquest to contemporary consumer societies, Olaf Kaltmeier. Part I The Spectacular City and the Performance of Ethnicity: Introduction, Olaf Kaltmeier; Carnival redux: Hurricane Katrina, Mardi Gras and contemporary United States experience of an enduring festival form, John R. Gold; 'What did I do to be so global and blue?' – Blues as a commodity: tourism, politics of authenticity, and Blues clubs in Chicago today, Wilfried Raussert and Christina Seeliger; Insurrection and symbolic work; graffiti in Oaxaca (Mexico) 2006/2007 as subversion and artistic politics, Jens Kastner; Black day in the White city: racism and violence in Sucre, Juliana Ströbele-Gregor. Part II The Use of Ethnicity in the Imagineering of Urban Landscapes: Introduction, Olaf Kalymeier; Urban landscapes of mall-ticuturality: (retro-)coloniality, consumption, and identity politics: the case of the San Luis Shopping Centre in Quito, Olaf Kaltmeier; Religion and culture set in stone: a case study of the Jewish Community Center of Metro Detroit, Julie TelRav; 'Ambiguously ethnic' in Sherman Alexie's Seattle: re-imagining indigenous identities in the 21st century, Ruxandra Radulescu; Against the 'erasure of memory' in Los Angeles city planning: strategies of re-ethnicizing LA in digital fiction, Jens Martin Gurr and Martin Butler. Part III Ethnic Heritage and/or Cultural Commodification in the City: Introduction, Olaf Kaltmeier; Quiuto's historic center: heritage of humanity or of the market?, Fernando Carrión Mena and Manuel Dammert Guardia; 'Economically, we sit on a cultural goldmine': commodified multiculturalism and identity politics in New Orleans, Nina Möllers; Mobilizing ethnicity: Yucatecan Maya professionals in Mérida and their participation in the cultural and political fields, Ricardo López Santillán; A city of newcomers: narratives of ethnic diversity in Vancouver, Alicia Menéndez Tarrazo. Part IV Gentrification and the Politics of Authenticity: Introduction, Olaf Kaltmeier; (Re-) constructing the ethnic neighborhood: gentrification in the United States and the longing for a unique identity, Eric C. Erbacher; No-go areas and chic places: socio-spatial segregation and stigma in Guadalajara, Ulises Zarazúa Villaseñor; Spaces of alterity and temporal permanence: the case of San Francisco's and New York's Chinatowns, Selma Siew Li Bidlingmaier; Index.