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The Resource The time of the city : politics, philosophy and genre, Michael J. Shapiro

The time of the city : politics, philosophy and genre, Michael J. Shapiro

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The time of the city : politics, philosophy and genre
Title
The time of the city
Title remainder
politics, philosophy and genre
Statement of responsibility
Michael J. Shapiro
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This is a trans-disciplinary work with a focus on genre-city relationships as they articulate the micropolitics of urban life in diverse cities. The chapters deploy concepts from philosophy, political theory, literary studies, cinema studies, poetics and aesthetic theory on diverse cities, among which are Berlin and London
  • "There are few political thinkers writing today who can bear the burden of breadth that an aesthetically sensitive mode of political theorizing demands. Michael Shapiro is exemplary amongst them. In T̀he Time of the City', Shapiro's bold bricolages take center stage by re-energizing our lethargic political methodologies and infusing them with a perspicuous attention to the aesthetic modes of association and dissociation in democratic life. This is not simply a work that anyone interested in film, urban politics, race studies, and cultural and democratic theory must read; it is a book they will want to read over and over again." Davide Panagia, Co-Editor, Theory & Event and Canada Research Chair in Cultural Studies, Trent University, Canada --
  • "Starting with his brilliant insights on Berlin's new status as the cultural capital of Western Europe, Shapiro masterfully cuts across conventional disciplinary boundaries and reflects on diverse artistic genres as he exposes his readers to the crucial global-local dynamics of the contemporary urban experience." Manfred B. Steger, Professor of Global Studies and Director of the Globalism Research Centre, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia --
  • "Film is becoming f̀or real' as its techniques are transferred into the city and the city becomes understood through its techniques. Shapiro understands this complex interplay as a way of rethinking the political and method at one and the same time, thereby producing a new means of studying film and the city and an indispensable book for urbanists, political scientists, and scholars of film." Nigel Thrift, Vice-Chancellor, Warwick University, UK --
  • "As attuned to the spatial as it is to the temporal, and as theoretically sophisticated as it is politically relevant, this is a powerful and intriguing meditation on cities of the page, the screen and the moment." Stuart Elden, Professor of Political Geography, Durham University, UK --
  • The Time of the City is a trans-disciplinary work with a focus on genre-city relationships as they articulate the micropolitics of urban life in diverse cities. Shifting the territorial emphasis of political studies from the mosaic of states to the global network of cities, the book draws on urban theory rather than traditional forms of official city politics. Deriving their methodological approaches from aspects of urban theory and philosophies of aesthetics, the chapters deploy concepts from philosophy, political theory, literary studies, cinema studies, poetics and aesthetic theory on diverse cities, among which are Berlin, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, DC. Investigating a wide variety of urban formations, and developing a geophilosophy appropriate to urban space, this multi genre approach to urban life provides stunning insights into the micropolitics of ethnicity, identity, security, subjectivity and sovereignty. --Book Jacket
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Shapiro, Michael J
Dewey number
307.76
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
HT151
LC item number
.S454 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Interventions
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cities and towns
  • Sociology, Urban
  • Urban geography
Label
The time of the city : politics, philosophy and genre, Michael J. Shapiro
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
462926986
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 212 pages
Isbn
9780415780537
Lccn
2009043665
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)462926986
Label
The time of the city : politics, philosophy and genre, Michael J. Shapiro
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
462926986
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 212 pages
Isbn
9780415780537
Lccn
2009043665
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)462926986

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