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The urban moment : cosmopolitan essays on the late-20th-century city
Beauregard, Robert A.
Publication Information:
Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, [1999]

Physical Description:
xiii, 295 pages ; 22 cm.
Imagined cities, engaged citizens / Invitation to a postmodern urbanism / Crossing Cybercities : urban regions and the cyberspace matrix / Post-city challenge / Whose city is it? : globalization and the formation of new claims / Transnationalism and the city / Urban world through a South African prism / City for whom? : transients and public life in the second-generation metropolis / Which new-urbanism? : New York City and the revanchist 1990s / Urban movements and urban theory in the late-20th-century city / (Promised) scenes of urbanity / Can we make the cities we want? / Spaces of democracy

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HT151 .U674 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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The modern city extends beyond its physical borders, pervading all aspects of our society. Celebrating 30 years of Sage′s Urban Affairs Review , this book examines the state of the city as we enter the 21st century. From an interdisciplinary perspective, critical urban theorists explore a variety of discourses for representing the contemporary city. Considering the city′s social and physical articulations, the prospects for continued democracy and civic engagement, and interpretations of a `good city′, these essays represent the cutting edge of urban studies.

The Urban Moment is a

provocative examination of urban theory, offering European, North American,

and South American perspectives. An exciting and comprehensive addition to

the series, this book is critical for Urban Studies scholars as well as

those studying the city in sociological, political, or cultural disciplines.

Table of Contents

Imagined Cities, Engaged CitizensS Body-Gendrot and R A Beauregard
Part 1 Dilemmas of Representation
Invitation to a Postmodern UrbanismS Flusty and M Dear
Crossing CybersitiesM C Boyer
Urban Regions and the Cyberspace Matrix
The Post-City ChallengeT Paquot
Part 2 Global Perspectives
Whose City Is It?S Sassen
Globalization and the Formation of New Claims
Transnationalism and the CityM P Smith
The Urban World Through A South African PrismA Mabin
Part 3 Civic Engagement
A City For Whom?G Martinotti
Transients and Public Life in the Second Generation Metropolis
Which New Urbanism?N Smith
New York City and the Revanchist 1990s
Urban Movements and Urban Theory in the Late 20th-Century CityM Mayer
Part 4 Prescriptive Visions
(Promised) Scenes of UrbanityC Ruby
Can We Make the Cities We Want?S S Fainstein
The Spaces of DemocracyR Sennett