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Noir urbanisms : dystopic images of the modern city / edited by Gyan Prakash.

Contributor(s): Prakash, Gyan, 1952-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2010Description: 277 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780691146447 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0691146446 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9780691146430 (hardback : alk. paper); 0691146438 (hardback : alk. paper) .Subject(s): Film noir -- History and criticism | Cities and towns in motion pictures | City and town life in motion picturesDDC classification: 791.43655 NOI Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
Introduction: Imaging the Modern City, Darkly / Gyan Prakash -- Modernism and Urban Dystopia -- The Phantasm of the Apocalypse: Metropolis and Weimar Modernity / Anton Kaes -- Sounds Like Hell: Beyond Dystopian Noise / James Donald -- Tlatelolco: Mexico City's Urban Dystopia / Ruben Gallo -- The Aesthetics of the Dark City -- A Regional Geography of Film Noir: Urban Dystopias On-and Offscreen / Mark Shiel -- Oh No, There Goes Tokyo: Recreational Apocalypse and the City in Postwar Japanese Popular Culture / William M. Tsutsui -- Postsocialist Urban Dystopia? / Li Zhang -- Friction, Collision, and the Grotesque: The Dystopic Fragments of Bombay Cinema / Ranjani Mazumdar -- Imaging Urban Crisis -- Topographies of Distress: Tokyo, c. 1930 / David R. Ambaras -- Living in Dystopia: Past, Present, and Future in Contemporary African Cities / Jennifer Robinson -- Imaging Urban Breakdown: Delhi in the 1990s / Ravi Sundaram.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction: Imaging the Modern City, Darkly / Gyan Prakash -- Modernism and Urban Dystopia -- 1. The Phantasm of the Apocalypse: Metropolis and Weimar Modernity / Anton Kaes -- 2. Sounds Like Hell: Beyond Dystopian Noise / James Donald -- 3. Tlatelolco: Mexico City's Urban Dystopia / Ruben Gallo -- The Aesthetics of the Dark City -- 4. A Regional Geography of Film Noir: Urban Dystopias On-and Offscreen / Mark Shiel -- 5. Oh No, There Goes Tokyo: Recreational Apocalypse and the City in Postwar Japanese Popular Culture / William M. Tsutsui -- 6. Postsocialist Urban Dystopia? / Li Zhang -- 7. Friction, Collision, and the Grotesque: The Dystopic Fragments of Bombay Cinema / Ranjani Mazumdar -- Imaging Urban Crisis -- 8. Topographies of Distress: Tokyo, c. 1930 / David R. Ambaras -- 9. Living in Dystopia: Past, Present, and Future in Contemporary African Cities / Jennifer Robinson -- 10. Imaging Urban Breakdown: Delhi in the 1990s / Ravi Sundaram.

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