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Contesting Myths, Critiquing Cosmopolitanism, and Creating the New Cairo School of Urban Studies

Diane Singerman and Paul Amar

in Cairo Cosmopolitan: Politics, Culture, and Urban Space in the New Globalized Middle East

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162893
eISBN:
9781617970269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162893.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This introductory chapter presents some collective findings on the novelty and complexity of globalizing Cairo. It launches a set of questions that will lead to more productive, critical, and ... More


Above Sea: Contemporary art, urban culture, and the fashioning of global Shanghai

Jenny Lin

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526132604
eISBN:
9781526139047
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526132604.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

Shanghai, long known as mainland China’s most cosmopolitan metropolis, has recently re-emerged as a global capital. Above sea: Contemporary art, urban culture, and the fashioning of global Shanghai ... More


The European Metropolis: Paris and Nineteenth-Century Irish Women Novelists

Matthew L. Reznicek

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781942954323
eISBN:
9781786944320
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781942954323.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This is the first book to explore Irish women’s novels and the representation of Paris, which draws these writers into a recognizably European literary tradition. By reasserting the centrality of ... More


Windows on a Broken World: Gordon Matta-Clark’s Photographs of Public Housing in New York

Gwendolyn Owens

in The Moving Eye: Film, Television, Architecture, Visual Art and the Modern

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190218430
eISBN:
9780190218461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190218430.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter treats the famous incident of December 1976 in which artist Gordon Matta-Clark employed a BB gun to shoot out the windows of the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies in New York ... More


The Devil in the Slum: American Urban Gothic

Andrew Loman

in American Gothic Culture: An Edinburgh Companion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474401616
eISBN:
9781474418553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401616.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on the emergence of American urban gothic in literature of the late Antebellum. From roughly 1840 to 1860 a community of writers organized an extant urban gothic vocabulary into ... More


Literature Review and Background

Katherine Irwin and Karen Umemoto

in Jacked Up and Unjust: Pacific is lander Teens Confront Violent Legacies

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520283022
eISBN:
9780520958883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283022.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The youth’s narratives can add depth to many literatures, and chapter one reviews some of the core assumptions within the fields of youth violence, critical youth studies, and punishment in the ... More


Parvenir: An Introduction

Matthew L. Reznicek

in The European Metropolis: Paris and Nineteenth-Century Irish Women Novelists

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781942954323
eISBN:
9781786944320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781942954323.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter establishes the need for Irish Studies to look beyond the geo-social space of Ireland. By emphasising the central cultural role Paris plays in nineteenth-century literature, it ... More


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