1st Edition

Genre and the City

ISBN 9781138882065
Published April 10, 2015 by Routledge

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Book Description

This book’s chapters analyze aspects of urban politics with a combination of critical thinking (influenced by Walter Benjamin, Jacques Ranciere, Henri Lefebvre, and Achille Mbembe, among others) and readings of artistic genres (film, literature, and architecture). The coverage of cities includes, Tokyo, Paris, New York, Nairobi, Boston, Berlin and Hong Kong.

Table of Contents

1.Introduction: Genre and the City  Michael J. Shapiro

2.Genre and the City: Tokyo’s Urban Space  Bettina Johanna Brown

3.Policing Paris: Private Publics and Architectural Media in Michael Haneke’s Caché  Brianne Gallagher

4.Crossing the Border: Art and Change in East Harlem  Allison Pan

5.Genre and the African City: The Politics and Poetics of Urban Rhythms  Sam Okoth Opondo

6.Centrifugal Bostons and Competing Imaginaries in Mystic River  Nicolette Rowe

7.Intercity Cinema: Hong Kong at the Berlinale  Michael J. Shapiro

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Michael J. Shapiro is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Hawaii. Among his recent publications are Cinematice Geopolitics (Routledge, 2009) and The Time of the City: Politics, Philosophy and Genre (Routledge 2010).