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 ny, 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 different types of violence linked to worldwide and globalizing towns? Addressing such questions, this publication is the 1st interdisciplinary quantity to check the complicated dating among globalization, violence, and the visible tradition of towns.

Violence – in either fabric and cultural kinds – has been a in demand and endemic characteristic of city existence within the international metropolitan period. concentrating on visible tradition and delivering a robust humanities point of view that's presently missing in current scholarship, this publication seeks to appreciate how the violent results of globalization were represented, theorized, and skilled throughout quite a lot of cultural contexts and concrete destinations in Asia, Europe, North and South the US, and the center East. prepared round 3 interrelated issues – worry, reminiscence, and spectacle – essay issues diversity from army focusing on in Baghdad, carceral urbanism in São Paulo, and the Paris banlieue riots, to the protection 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 bargains clean perception into the issues and power of towns around the globe, together with Beijing, Berlin, London, manhattan, Paris, and São Paulo. With specially-commissioned essays from the fields of cultural conception, structure, movie, images, and concrete geography, this cutting edge quantity can be a precious source for college kids, students, and researchers around the humanities and social sciences.

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