Globalization, Violence and the Visual Culture of Cities (Questioning Cities)

Globalization, Violence and the Visual Culture of Cities (Questioning Cities)

Christoph Lindner

What connects rubbish dumps in manhattan, bomb websites in Baghdad, and skyscrapers in São Paulo? How is modern visible tradition – extending from artwork and structure to movie and electronic media – responding to new kinds of violence linked to worldwide and globalizing towns? Addressing such questions, this e-book is the 1st interdisciplinary quantity to envision the advanced dating among globalization, violence, and the visible tradition of towns.

Violence – in either fabric and cultural types – has been a well-known and endemic function of city lifestyles within the international metropolitan period. concentrating on visible tradition and delivering a powerful humanities viewpoint that's at the moment missing in present scholarship, this publication seeks to appreciate how the violent results of globalization were represented, theorized, and skilled throughout a variety of cultural contexts and concrete destinations in Asia, Europe, North and South the US, and the center East. geared up round 3 interrelated subject matters – worry, reminiscence, and spectacle – essay issues variety from army concentrating on in Baghdad, carceral urbanism in São Paulo, and the Paris banlieue riots, to the safety aesthetics of G8 summits, the structure of city paranoia, and the cultural afterlife of the dual Towers.

Globalization, Violence, and the visible tradition of Cities deals clean perception into the issues and strength of towns world wide, together with Beijing, Berlin, London, ny, Paris, and São Paulo. With specially-commissioned essays from the fields of cultural conception, structure, movie, images, and concrete geography, this leading edge quantity should be a important source for college kids, students, and researchers around the humanities and social sciences.

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