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Urban Imaginaries: Locating the Modern City

Urban Imaginaries: Locating the Modern City

by Alev Cinar, Thomas Bender
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ISBN-13: 9780816648023
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publication date: 04/23/2007
Edition description: 1
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.89(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction. The City: Experience, Imagination, and Place   Alev Cinar   Thomas Bender     xi
Boundaries, Networks, and Cities: Playing and Replaying Diasporas and Histories   Anthony D. King     1
The City and Its Boundaries
Economy and Gender in the Urban Borderland: The Public Culture of Laleli, Istanbul   Deniz Yukseker     17
Borderlined in the Global City (of Angels)   Camilla Fojas     37
Modernity on the Waterfront: The Case of Haussmann's Paris   Margaret Cohen     55
Competing Narratives of the City: Contested Inclusions and Exclusions
Assembling Douala: Imagining Forms of Urban Sociality   AbdouMaliq Simone     79
Cities without Maps: Favelas and the Aesthetics of Realism   Beatriz Jaguaribe     100
Fateful Triangles: Modernity and Its Antinomies in a Mediterranean Port City   Mark LeVine     121
The City and the Vision of the Nation
The Imagined Community as Urban Reality: The Making of Ankara   Alev Cinar     151
Urban Space, National Time, and Postcolonial Difference: The Steel Towns of India   Srirupa Roy     182
"Amman Is Not a City": Middle Eastern Cities in Question   Seteney Shami     208
Let the Dead Be Dead: Communal Imaginariesand National Narratives in the Post-Civil War Reconstruction of Beirut   Maha Yahya     236
Conclusion. Reflections on the Culture of Urban Modernity   Thomas Bender     267
Contributors     279
Index     281

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