[URBANTH-L] BOOK: Cinar and Bender, eds., URBAN IMAGINARIES: Locating the Modern City

Benito Vergara bvergara at sfsu.edu
Tue May 29 09:44:38 EDT 2007

New global perspectives on urban life.

URBAN IMAGINARIES: Locating the Modern City
Alev Çınar and Thomas Bender, Editors
University of Minnesota Press | 320 pages | 2007
ISBN 978-0-8166-4801-6 | hardcover | $75.00
ISBN 978-0-8166-4802-3 | paperback | $25.00

The essays in Urban Imaginaries focus on how social and physical space is
conceived as both indefinite and singular. They emphasize the ways this
space is shared and thus made into urban culture. Urban Imaginaries offers
case studies on cities in Brazil, Israel, Turkey, Lebanon, and India, as
well as in the United States and France, and in doing so blends social,
cultural, and political approaches to better understand the contemporary
urban experience.

"A distinctively interdisciplinary collection that pointedly avoids a
Eurocentric focus. Many of the cities studied are situated outside the North
Atlantic, with a strong concentration on the 'Islamic world,' such as the
geopolitically important Middle Eastern cities of Tel Aviv and Beirut."
-Pheng Cheah

Contributors: Margaret Cohen, Camilla Fojas, Beatriz Jaguaribe, Anthony D.
King, Mark LeVine, Srirupa Roy, Seteney Shami, AbdouMaliq Simone, Maha
Yahya, Deniz Yükseker.

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