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Toby Lincoln discusses the themes of his forthcoming book, which focuses on urbanization in China, with an emphasis on the city of Wuxi in the first half of the twentieth century. Toby Lincoln is a Lecturer in Chinese Urban History in the School of…

Abstract from the distributor: This paper considers the work of one of Indonesia’s most prominent contemporary writers, Seno Gumira Ajidarma. In this paper, I look at how Seno’s writing over the last 30 years traces and documents changes…

Abstract from the distributor : We are in the middle of one of Gotham's greatest immigration waves, triggered by the 1965 immigration law. Our distinguished panelists will analyze how the newcomers have experienced, and transformed, the…

Abstract from the distributor : Dean Ellen Schall of NYU’s Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service and Provost Dianne Rekow of NYU’s Polytechnic Institute invite you a book party for author Jonathan Soffer discussing his new book, Ed…

Abstract from the distributor : Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the artistic, cultural and innovative developments of the city in the 20th century and is joined by two practitioners of the geographer’s art; Professor Doreen Massey, who was…

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Abstract from the publisher: The Ever-Changing American City seeks to help readers understand the marked changes since 1945 in what constitutes a city in the United States and who lives and works in them. The story of the postwar American city is…

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Abstract from the publisher: Before skyscrapers and streetlights glowed at all hours, American cities fell into inky blackness with each setting of the sun. But over the course of the nineteenth and early twentieth century, new technologies began to…

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Abstract from the publisher: This book explores the politics of place marketing and the process of ‘urban reinvention’ in Berlin between 1989 and 2011. In the context of the dramatic socio-economic restructuring processes, changes in…

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Abstract from the publisher: The final decade of the old order in imperial Russia was a time of both crisis and possibility, an uncertain time that inspired an often desperate search for meaning. This book explores how journalists and other writers…

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Abstract from the publisher: The history of Jerusalem as traditionally depicted is the quintessential history of conflict and strife, of ethnic tension, and of incompatible national narratives and visions. It is also a history of dramatic changes…

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Abstract from the publisher : This book considers twentieth and twenty-first century literary and cultural formations of the postcolonial city and the constitution of new subjects within it. Varma offers a reading of both historical and…

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Abstract from the publisher : With the stroke of a pen at the Potsdam Conference following the Allied victory in 1945, Breslau, the largest German city east of Berlin, became the Polish city of Wroclaw. Its more than six hundred thousand…

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Abstract from the publisher : The Transatlantic Collapse of Urban Renewal examines how postwar thinkers from both sides of the Atlantic considered urban landscapes radically changed by the political and physical realities of sprawl, urban decay,…

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Abstract from the publisher : David Foster brings an intense curiosity and lifelong familiarity to this unique examination of the cultural tapestry of São Paulo, the largest city in South America and the second largest in Latin America. …

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Abstract from the publisher : In this pioneering study of contemporary Chinese urban form, Duanfang Lu provides an analysis of how Chinese society constructed itself through the making and remaking of its built environment. Drawing on archival…

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Abstract from the publisher : The twentieth century in Europe was an urban century: it was shaped by life in, and the view from, the street. Women were not liberated in legislatures, but liberated themselves in factories, homes, nightclubs, and…

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Abstract from the publisher : In the 20th century, Ahmedabad was India's "shock city." It was the place where many of the nation's most important developments occurred first and with the greatest intensity—from Gandhi’s…

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Abstract from the publisher : The gentrification of Brooklyn has been one of the most striking developments in recent urban history. Considered one of the city's most notorious industrial slums in the 1940s and 1950s, Brownstone Brooklyn by the…
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