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Handbook of Religion and the Asian City: Aspiration and Urbanization in the Twenty-First Century

Peter van der Veer (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520281226
eISBN:
9780520961081
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281226.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book highlights the creative and innovative role of urban aspirations in Asian world cities. It does not assume that religion is of the past and that the urban is secular, but instead points out ... More


Cinema at the City's Edge

Yomi Braester and James Tweedie (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099845
eISBN:
9789882206731
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099845.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Cinema has been a primary mechanism for entertaining migrants to the modern city, recording and displaying a historically new experience to urban populations themselves, while also disseminating the ... More


Morning in the Megacity: Taiwan and the Globalization of the City Film

James Tweedie

in The Age of New Waves: Art Cinema and the Staging of Globalization

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199858286
eISBN:
9780199367665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858286.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The “city film” has been a prominent genre in recent world cinema. This chapter examines that series as a global phenomenon and views Taiwan’s city films within both an international and a domestic ... More


Connections and Disconnections

Larissa Hjorth, Sarah Pink, Kristen Sharp, and Linda Williams

in Screen Ecologies: Art, Media, and the Environment in the Asia-Pacific Region

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034562
eISBN:
9780262334013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034562.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

In Chapter 3 we connect artistic explorations and representations of the environmental with stories of media innovation and climate change in the region. In order to do so, the chapter contextualizes ... More


Global trends and our urban future

Robin Hambleton

in Leading the inclusive city: Place-based innovation for a bounded planet

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781447304975
eISBN:
9781447311843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447304975.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter highlights the remarkable urbanisation of the planet, the growth of multicultural cities and the rise of place-less power. It provides data on world population growth, discusses trends ... More


Governance of Megacities: Fractured Thinking, Fragmented Setup

K.C. Sivaramakrishnan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199454136
eISBN:
9780199084975
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199454136.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, and Hyderabad—five of the largest Indian megacities—are the economic and commercial engines for modern India. These metropolitan regions serve as magnets of ... More


Media, Urban Aspirations, and Religious Mobilization Among Twelver Shi‘ites in Mumbai

Patrick Eisenlohr

in Handbook of Religion and the Asian City: Aspiration and Urbanization in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520281226
eISBN:
9780520961081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281226.003.0023
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how urban aspirations that drive migration to the megacity are intertwined with religious media practices. More specifically, it shows how Shi'ite traditions in Mumbai ... More


Michael Glawogger

Scott MacDonald

in Avant-Doc: Intersections of Documentary and Avant-Garde Cinema

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199388707
eISBN:
9780199388745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199388707.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

An Austrian documentary filmmaker who was trained at the San Francisco Art Institute as well as at the Vienna Film Academy, Michael Glawogger is fascinated with labor, particularly with the men and ... More


The World, My City: Home Grounds and Global Cities

in Mobility at Large: Globalization, Textuality and Innovative Travel Writing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318214
eISBN:
9781846317736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317736.005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines how the most recent wave of globalization has been inscribed in innovative travel writing about major metropolitan cities. It analyzes Rachel Lichtenstein and Iain Sinclair's ... More


Infrastructure and Services

K.C. Sivaramakrishnan

in Governance of Megacities: Fractured Thinking, Fragmented Setup

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199454136
eISBN:
9780199084975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199454136.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Poor infrastructure has been a constant refrain in any discussion on urban conditions in the country. However, when it comes to the upper end of the infrastructure spectrum, like expressways and ... More


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