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The Shape of the Secular City

Harvey Cox

in The Secular City: Secularization and Urbanization in Theological Perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158853
eISBN:
9781400848850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158853.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter describes the shape of the secular city, illustrating two characteristic components of the social shape of the modern metropolis: anonymity and mobility. Not only are anonymity and ... More


Delhi: A Unique Metropolis

O.P. Mishra

in Policing Delhi: Urbanization, Crime, and Law Enforcement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075950
eISBN:
9780199080892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075950.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter focuses on the characteristics that make Delhi a unique metropolis. It is contributed to Delhi’s geographical location and political importance, although there are some urban ... More


Faces and Crowds: Biography in the City

Philip Carter

in Walking the Streets of Eighteenth-Century London: John Gay's Trivia (1716)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199280728
eISBN:
9780191700149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280728.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter focuses on one specific male walker — the mysterious persona of John Gay's Trivia: or, the Art of Walking the Streets of London — who imparts advice throughout the poem. It offers a ... More


City Life (1995)

Steve Reich

in Writings on Music 1965–2000: 1965-2000

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151152
eISBN:
9780199850044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151152.003.0057
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter presents Reich's thoughts about City Life, where not only samples of speech but also car horns, door slams, air brakes, subway chimes, pile drivers, car alarms, heartbeats, boat horns, ... More


“A High Place Is No Better Than a Low Place”: The City in the Making of Modern China

Strand David

in Becoming Chinese: Passages to Modernity and Beyond

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520219236
eISBN:
9780520924413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219236.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter considers the major attributes of modern Chinese cities and explores the making of an urban China. This study focuses on Lanzhou, the northwestern center of camel-caravan trade and the ... More


Paul Auster

Mark Brown

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719073960
eISBN:
9781781700945
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719073960.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book provides an extended analysis of Paul Auster's essays, poetry, fiction, films and collaborative projects. It explores his key themes of identity; language and writing; metropolitan living ... More


Introduction

Kian Tajbakhsh

in The Promise of the City: Space, Identity, and Politics in Contemporary Social Thought

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222779
eISBN:
9780520924642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222779.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about cities and city life. This volume specifically addresses the potential of cities to offer men and women the ability to ... More


What Are We Waiting For?

Amanda H. Littauer

in Bad Girls: Young Women, Sex, and Rebellion before the Sixties

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469623788
eISBN:
9781469625195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623788.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This introductory chapter traces the rise of sexual autonomy among young American women. Beginning in the late nineteenth century, urbanization presented opportunities for many young women to pursue ... More


Difference, Democracy, and the City

Kian Tajbakhsh

in The Promise of the City: Space, Identity, and Politics in Contemporary Social Thought

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222779
eISBN:
9780520924642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222779.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on cities and city life. It addresses some continuing questions and dilemmas in thinking about the contribution that urbanism can make to the goals ... More


Cities, Subsidiarity, and Federalism

Loren King

in Federalism and Subsidiarity: NOMOS LV

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479868858
eISBN:
9781479821303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479868858.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines the principle of subsidiarity and the justification of federalism from the perspective of the city. It first considers the ideas of subsidiarity and federalism before turning to ... More


From Modern Babylon to White City: Science, Technology, and Urban Change in London, 1870–1914

Sophie Forgan

in Urban Modernity: Cultural Innovation in the Second Industrial Revolution

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013987
eISBN:
9780262265935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013987.003.0026
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter is divided into four main sections. The first focuses on identifying and characterizing the relevant urban elites. The second section examines how these elites became embedded in the ... More


New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago as Depicted in Hit Movies

David Halle, Eric Vanstrom, Jan Reiff, and Ted Nitschke

in New York and Los Angeles: The Uncertain Future

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199778386
eISBN:
9780199332588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199778386.003.0018
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines depictions of New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago in hit movies. It shows that each of these three cities is associated in public perceptions, perhaps even stereotyped, with one ... More


Rooms

Mark Brown

in Paul Auster

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719073960
eISBN:
9781781700945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719073960.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter focuses on Paul Auster, the writer's room, and the relationship between metropolitan experience and the attempts to re-present it from memory through language. It studies Auster's ... More


On Planning Necropolis

Brian Tochterman

in Dying City: Postwar New York and the Ideology of Fear

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469633060
eISBN:
9781469633084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633060.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores the use of fear in the written critiques of postwar redevelopment in New York City. With a special emphasis on the celebrated urban thinker Jane Jacobs, it examines how ... More


Troubled City Schools

William W. Goldsmith

in Saving Our Cities: A Progressive Plan to Transform Urban America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501704314
eISBN:
9781501706035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704314.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter focuses on city schools. City schools in the United States are failing. Evidently, school policy ought to be of central concern for those concerned with cities, since not only do nearly ... More


Imagining the Cognitive City

John E. Kelly and Steve Hamm

in Smart Machines: IBM's Watson and the Era of Cognitive Computing

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168564
eISBN:
9780231537278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168564.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

This chapter identifies the role that cognitive systems could play in city life. City leaders and sociologists often talk about the importance of the holistic approach in solving a city's problems. ... More


The Near-South: Between Megablock and Slum

AbdouMaliq Simone

in Jakarta, Drawing the City Near

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816693351
eISBN:
9781452949611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693351.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Offers a theoretical formulation that not only explores the ways in which major metropolitan areas of the Global South remain near to the conditions of urbanization usually associated with this ... More


Framing the governance of urban space

Kevin Stenson

in Securing an urban renaissance: Crime, community, and British urban policy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348159
eISBN:
9781447303329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348159.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter explores some of the current tensions in the competing frames of interpretation and strategies of action concerning governance of urban space. It explains that these frames of ... More


The Urban Majority: Improvised Livelihoods in Mixed-up Districts

AbdouMaliq Simone

in Jakarta, Drawing the City Near

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816693351
eISBN:
9781452949611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693351.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Considers districts where people of different backgrounds operate in close proximity to each other, and where the proximity means different thing—sometimes closeness, sometimes distance, ... More


Ordering the City: Land Use, Policing, and the Restoration of Urban America

Nicole Stelle Garnett

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300124941
eISBN:
9780300155051
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300124941.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This book highlights the multiple, often overlooked, and frequently misunderstood connections between land use and development policies and policing practices. In order to do so, it draws upon ... More


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