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The Resource Unlearning the city : infrastructure in a new optical field, Swati Chattopadhyay

Unlearning the city : infrastructure in a new optical field, Swati Chattopadhyay

Label
Unlearning the city : infrastructure in a new optical field
Title
Unlearning the city
Title remainder
infrastructure in a new optical field
Statement of responsibility
Swati Chattopadhyay
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Cities are more than concrete and steel infrastructure. But modern urban theory does not have the language to describe and debate the vital component of urban life that is lived on the streets of cities and towns. Swati Chattopadhyay has written a nuanced argument for a new vocabulary of the city in Unlearning the City, proposing a way of analyzing the materiality of the urban that captures the ever-changing element of human experience. Urban life is intrinsically messy and usually refuses to conform to the rigid views laid down in much of urban studies theory. Chattopadhyay looks at urban life in India with a fresh perspective that incorporates the everyday and the unstructured. As the first to apply the theories of subalternity for an understanding of urban history, Chattopadhyay provides an in-depth study of vehicular art, street cricket, political wall writing, and religious festivities that link the visual and spatial attributes of these popular cultural forms with the imagination and practices of urban life. She contends that these practices have a direct impact on the configuration and knowledge of public space, and the political potential of the people inhabiting cities. Unlearning the City uses the popular culture of Indian cities to question the dominant conception of urban infrastructure and encourage a conceptual realignment in how the city is seen, discussed, and even experienced."--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chattopadhyay, Swati
Dewey number
307.760954
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HT147.I4
LC item number
C45 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • City and town life
  • Public spaces
  • ARCHITECTURE / General
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban
Label
Unlearning the city : infrastructure in a new optical field, Swati Chattopadhyay
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Preface: Unlearning the City -- Analytic Index -- 1. Flows and Bumpy Roads -- 2. The Optical Field -- 3. Provincial Cosmopolitanism -- 4. Armature and Experience -- 5. Writing on the Walls -- 6. Auto-mobility -- 7. Fungible Geographies -- Conclusion: Infra-Structure
  • Machine generated contents note: -- Contents -- Preface: Unlearning the City -- Analytic Index -- 1. Flows and Bumpy Roads -- 2. The Optical Field -- 3. Provincial Cosmopolitanism -- 4. Armature and Experience -- 5. Writing on the Walls -- 6. Auto-mobility -- 7. Fungible Geographies -- Conclusion: Infra-Structure -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index
Control code
788275802
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxiii, 297 pages
Isbn
9780816679324
Isbn Type
(pb)
Lccn
2012029389
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)788275802
Label
Unlearning the city : infrastructure in a new optical field, Swati Chattopadhyay
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Preface: Unlearning the City -- Analytic Index -- 1. Flows and Bumpy Roads -- 2. The Optical Field -- 3. Provincial Cosmopolitanism -- 4. Armature and Experience -- 5. Writing on the Walls -- 6. Auto-mobility -- 7. Fungible Geographies -- Conclusion: Infra-Structure
  • Machine generated contents note: -- Contents -- Preface: Unlearning the City -- Analytic Index -- 1. Flows and Bumpy Roads -- 2. The Optical Field -- 3. Provincial Cosmopolitanism -- 4. Armature and Experience -- 5. Writing on the Walls -- 6. Auto-mobility -- 7. Fungible Geographies -- Conclusion: Infra-Structure -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index
Control code
788275802
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxiii, 297 pages
Isbn
9780816679324
Isbn Type
(pb)
Lccn
2012029389
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)788275802

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