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The Resource Encountering the city : urban encounters from Accra to New York, edited by Jonathan Darling and Helen F. Wilson

Encountering the city : urban encounters from Accra to New York, edited by Jonathan Darling and Helen F. Wilson

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Encountering the city : urban encounters from Accra to New York
Title
Encountering the city
Title remainder
urban encounters from Accra to New York
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jonathan Darling and Helen F. Wilson
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Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
'Encountering the City' provides a new and sustained engagement with the concept of encounter. Drawing on cutting-edge theoretical work, classic writings on the city and rich empirical examples, this volume demonstrates why encounters are significant to urban studies, politically, philosophically, and analytically.
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StDuBDS
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Darling, Jonathan
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  • Urbanization
  • Cities and towns
  • City and town life
  • Society
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Encountering the City provides a new and sustained engagement with the concept of encounter. Drawing on cutting-edge theoretical work, classic writings on the city and rich empirical examples, this volume demonstrates why encounters are significant to urban studies, politically, philosophically and analytically. Bringing together a range of interests, from urban multiculture, systems of economic regulation, security and suspicion, to more-than-human geographies, soundscapes and spiritual experience, Encountering the City argues for a more nuanced understanding of how the concept of 'encounter' is used. This interdisciplinary collection thus provides an insight into how scholars' writing on and in the city mobilise, theorise and challenge the concept of encounter through empirical cases taken from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America. These cases go beyond conventional accounts of urban conviviality, to demonstrate how encounters destabilise, rework and produce difference, fold together complex temporalities, materialise power and transform political relations. In doing so, the collection retains a critical eye on the forms of regulation, containment and inequality that shape the taking place of urban encounter. Encountering the City is a valuable resource for students and researchers alike
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specialized
Label
Encountering the city : urban encounters from Accra to New York, edited by Jonathan Darling and Helen F. Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
<P>1. The Possibilities of Encounter</P><I> <P>(Helen F. Wilson and Jonathan Darling)</I></P> <P>2. Mobilising Sentiment for Multiplicity</P><I> <P>(Amanda Wise)</I></P> <P>3. From Urban Talent to Commodity City: Encountering Marketplaces in the Informal Economy</P><I> <P>(Peter Mrtenbck and Helge Mooshammer)</I></P> <P>4. Transspecies Urban Theory: Chickens in an African City</P><I> <P>(Alice Hovorka)</I></P> <P>5. Atmospheric Politics and Entangled Encounters: Freedom Square in Tallinn</P><I> <P>(Tarmo Pikner)</I></P> <P>6. On the Politics of Vision and Touch: Encountering Fearful and Fearsome Bodies in Cape Town, South Africa </P><I> <P>(Nick Schuermans)</I></P> <P>7. Encountering Keighley: More-than-Human Geographies of Difference in a Former Mill Town</P><I> <P>(Dan Swanton)</I></P> <P>8. Encountering Religion through Accra's Urban Soundscape</P><I> <P>(Marleen de Witte)</I></P> <P>9. Art Tactics and Urban Improvisation</P><I> <P>(Mick O'Kelly)</I></P> <P>10. Working across Class Difference in Popular Assemblies in Buenos Aires</P><I> <P>(Mnica Faras)</I></P> <P>11. Encountering Suspicion: Preemptive Security and the Urban Field of Suspects</P><I> <P>(Stephanie Simon)</I></P> <P>12. Encountering Havana: Texts, Aesthetics and Documentary Encounters </P><I> <P>(Helen F. Wilson)</I></P> <P>13. Deadly and Lively Encounters</P><I> <P>(Jeffrey Hou)</I></P> <P>14. Encountering what is (not) there</P><I> <P>(Colin McFarlane)</I></P>
Control code
BDZ0022212437
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 238 p.
Isbn
9781472432575
Lccn
2015036448
Other physical details
ill. (black and white)
Label
Encountering the city : urban encounters from Accra to New York, edited by Jonathan Darling and Helen F. Wilson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
<P>1. The Possibilities of Encounter</P><I> <P>(Helen F. Wilson and Jonathan Darling)</I></P> <P>2. Mobilising Sentiment for Multiplicity</P><I> <P>(Amanda Wise)</I></P> <P>3. From Urban Talent to Commodity City: Encountering Marketplaces in the Informal Economy</P><I> <P>(Peter Mrtenbck and Helge Mooshammer)</I></P> <P>4. Transspecies Urban Theory: Chickens in an African City</P><I> <P>(Alice Hovorka)</I></P> <P>5. Atmospheric Politics and Entangled Encounters: Freedom Square in Tallinn</P><I> <P>(Tarmo Pikner)</I></P> <P>6. On the Politics of Vision and Touch: Encountering Fearful and Fearsome Bodies in Cape Town, South Africa </P><I> <P>(Nick Schuermans)</I></P> <P>7. Encountering Keighley: More-than-Human Geographies of Difference in a Former Mill Town</P><I> <P>(Dan Swanton)</I></P> <P>8. Encountering Religion through Accra's Urban Soundscape</P><I> <P>(Marleen de Witte)</I></P> <P>9. Art Tactics and Urban Improvisation</P><I> <P>(Mick O'Kelly)</I></P> <P>10. Working across Class Difference in Popular Assemblies in Buenos Aires</P><I> <P>(Mnica Faras)</I></P> <P>11. Encountering Suspicion: Preemptive Security and the Urban Field of Suspects</P><I> <P>(Stephanie Simon)</I></P> <P>12. Encountering Havana: Texts, Aesthetics and Documentary Encounters </P><I> <P>(Helen F. Wilson)</I></P> <P>13. Deadly and Lively Encounters</P><I> <P>(Jeffrey Hou)</I></P> <P>14. Encountering what is (not) there</P><I> <P>(Colin McFarlane)</I></P>
Control code
BDZ0022212437
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 238 p.
Isbn
9781472432575
Lccn
2015036448
Other physical details
ill. (black and white)

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