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The urban moment : cosmopolitan essays on the late-20th-century city / Robert A. Beauregard, Sophie Body-Gendrot, editors.

Contributor(s): Beauregard, Robert A | Body-Gendrot, Sophie.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Urban affairs annual reviews ; v. 49. Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, c1999Description: xiii, 295 p. ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0761914854 (pbk.); 9780761914854 (pbk.).Subject(s): Cities and towns | City and town life | Civilization, Modern -- 1950- | PostmodernismDDC classification: 307.76 BEA
Contents:
INTRODUCTION Imagined Cities, Engaged Citizens - S Body-Gendrot and R A Beauregard PART ONE: DILEMMAS OF REPRESENTATION Invitation to a Postmodern Urbanism - S Flusty and M Dear Crossing Cybersities - M C Boyer Urban Regions and the Cyberspace Matrix The Post-City Challenge - T Paquot PART TWO: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES Whose City Is It? - S Sassen Globalization and the Formation of New Claims Transnationalism and the City - M P Smith The Urban World Through A South African Prism - A Mabin PART THREE: CIVIC ENGAGEMENT A City For Whom? - G Martinotti Transients and Public Life in the Second Generation Metropolis Which New Urbanism? - N Smith New York City and the Revanchist 1990s Urban Movements and Urban Theory in the Late 20th-Century City - M Mayer PART FOUR: PRESCRIPTIVE VISIONS (Promised) Scenes of Urbanity - C Ruby Can We Make the Cities We Want? - S S Fainstein The Spaces of Democracy - R Sennett
Summary: The modern city extends beyond its physical borders, pervading all aspects of our society. From corporate globalization and political upheaval to educational reform and ethnic social movements, the city is the first to experience massive change. While less populous regions look on for inspiration, the city acts and reacts, creating and shaping the world�s future. Celebrating 30 years of Sage�s Urban Affairs Reviews, volume editors Robert A. Beauregard and Sophie Body-Gendrot, with a gathering of the best and brightest in urban scholarship, share their passion for the city as we approach the 21st century. From an interdisciplinary perspective, critical urban theorists explore a variety of discourses for representing the contemporary city. Considering the city�s social and physical articulations, the prospects for continued democracy and civic engagement, and interpretations of a "good city," these essays represent the cutting edge of urban studies. The Urban Moment: Cosmopolitan Essays on the Late 20th Century City is a provocative examination of urban theory, offering European, North American, and South American perspectives. An exciting and comprehensive addition to the series, this book is critical for Urban Studies scholars as well as those studying the city in sociological, political, or cultural disciplines.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

INTRODUCTION
Imagined Cities, Engaged Citizens - S Body-Gendrot and R A Beauregard
PART ONE: DILEMMAS OF REPRESENTATION
Invitation to a Postmodern Urbanism - S Flusty and M Dear
Crossing Cybersities - M C Boyer
Urban Regions and the Cyberspace Matrix
The Post-City Challenge - T Paquot
PART TWO: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES
Whose City Is It? - S Sassen
Globalization and the Formation of New Claims
Transnationalism and the City - M P Smith
The Urban World Through A South African Prism - A Mabin
PART THREE: CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
A City For Whom? - G Martinotti
Transients and Public Life in the Second Generation Metropolis
Which New Urbanism? - N Smith
New York City and the Revanchist 1990s
Urban Movements and Urban Theory in the Late 20th-Century City - M Mayer
PART FOUR: PRESCRIPTIVE VISIONS
(Promised) Scenes of Urbanity - C Ruby
Can We Make the Cities We Want? - S S Fainstein
The Spaces of Democracy - R Sennett

The modern city extends beyond its physical borders, pervading all aspects of our society. From corporate globalization and political upheaval to educational reform and ethnic social movements, the city is the first to experience massive change. While less populous regions look on for inspiration, the city acts and reacts, creating and shaping the world�s future. Celebrating 30 years of Sage�s Urban Affairs Reviews, volume editors Robert A. Beauregard and Sophie Body-Gendrot, with a gathering of the best and brightest in urban scholarship, share their passion for the city as we approach the 21st century. From an interdisciplinary perspective, critical urban theorists explore a variety of discourses for representing the contemporary city. Considering the city�s social and physical articulations, the prospects for continued democracy and civic engagement, and interpretations of a "good city," these essays represent the cutting edge of urban studies.
The Urban Moment: Cosmopolitan Essays on the Late 20th Century City is a provocative examination of urban theory, offering European, North American, and South American perspectives. An exciting and comprehensive addition to the series, this book is critical for Urban Studies scholars as well as those studying the city in sociological, political, or cultural disciplines.

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