Urban Confrontations in Literature and Social Science, 1848-2001: European Contexts, American Evolutions

Urban Confrontations in Literature and Social Science, 1848-2001: European Contexts, American Evolutions

by Edward J. Ahearn

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ISBN-13: 9781317003960
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 02/11/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 246
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Edward J. Ahearn is University Professor and Professor of Comparative Literature and French Studies at Brown University, USA. He has received the Workman and Harbison awards for teaching, and held Fulbright and National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships. His publications include Rimbaud, Visions and Habitations, Marx and Modern Fiction, and Visionary Fictions: Apocalyptic Writing from Blake to the Modern

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction: breaking the glass; Part I The Heroism of Modern Life? Baudelaire, Brecht and the Founders of Urban Sociology: City visions of the poet and social scientist; 'Let's beat up the poor!' Baudelaire on urban conflict and the failure of policy; In the jungle of Brecht's cities. Part II Chicago Black and White: Immigration and Race in Native Son and The Adventures of Augie March: Introduction to Part II; The native son we didn't (and still don't) want to see; Augie's immigrant adventures. Part III Power, Governance and the Struggle for Human Realization: Bureaucracy and the lone city dweller: James Q. Wilson - and Michel Foucault - meet Bartleby; Jazz and The Power Broker: urban tycoon versus the real lives of ordinary Black people; Immigrant women writing against the urban regime: The House on Mango Street and Bone; Epilogue: DeLillo's global city; Bibliography; Index.

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