City of Bones

Chroniken der Unterwelt 1

Author: Cassandra Clare

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641209013

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

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Die fünfzehnjährige Clary lebt mit ihrer Mutter Jocelyn in New York. Als diese unter höchst merkwürdigen Umständen entführt wird, offenbart sich Clary ein wohlgehütetes Familiengeheimnis: Ihre Mutter war einst eine Schattenjägerin, Mitglied einer Bruderschaft, die seit über tausend Jahren Dämonen jagt. Als Clary selbst von düsteren Gestalten angegriffen wird, rettet der ebenso attraktive wie geheimnisvolle Jace ihr das Leben. Er nimmt sie mit ins New Yorker Institut der Gruppe, und nach und nach wird Clary immer tiefer in diese faszinierende Welt hineingezogen. Doch ein tödlicher Machtkampf zwischen Gut und Böse droht die Gemeinschaft der Dämonenjäger zu zerreißen. Werden Clary und Jace es schaffen, Jocelyn zu retten und die Welt der Schattenjäger vor dem Untergang zu bewahren? Neuausgabe des bereits 2008 erschienenen Romans.

Representing the City

Author: Anthony D. King

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814746790

Category: Social Science

Page: 282

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Representations of the city have typically focused on urban dichotomies such as renewal or decline, poverty or prosperity, and politics or culture. These simplistic portrayals leave many fundamental questions unanswered. What constitutes a city? What images and discourses are used to construct it? What makes city dwellers succeed or fail? Discussing recent visual, architectural and spatial transformations in New York and other major world cities in relation to the themes of ethnicity, capital, and culture, Re- Presenting the City moves between interpretative representations of the newly emerging metropolis and the theoretical and methodological questions raised by the task of representation itself. Contributors from an wide range of backgrounds--urban planning, philosophy, sociology, folklore studies, cultural studies and architecture--reflect on the construction of both the real and the unreal city, the images, metaphors and discourses through which the contemporary city is represented, and the texts which both mediate our experience of, as well as contribute to producing, the city of the future.

Selbstreferenzialität und Serialität am Beispiel von "Sex and the City"

Author: Monta Alaine

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3656163901

Category:

Page: 24

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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2010 im Fachbereich Filmwissenschaft, Note: 1,0, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Sex and the City" So der Name eines der grossten TV-Phanomene der ausgehenden Neunziger bzw. Anfang der Zweitausender Jahre. Basierend auf der wochentlichen Kolumne von Candance Bushnell, die im New York Observer" erschien und 1996 als Buch aufgelegt wurde, hatte die Serie rund um Bushnells Alter Ego Carrie Bradshaw ihre Anfange 1998 und fand von Anfang an grossen Anklang, gleichwohl wie sie polarisierte. Bis 2004 wurden sechs Staffeln der Serie abgedreht und ob der gewagten und zum heutigen Frauenbild passenden Themen, der sexuellen Offenheit ( In-your-face-talk" ) und nicht zuletzt der daraus resultierenden Komik erfreuten sich die Serie ebenso wie der nach Absetzung der Serie 2008 produzierte Film Sex and the City" gerade bei Frauen aussergewohnlicher Beliebtheit. In der folgenden Arbeit gehe ich vorerst darauf ein, wie in der Serie Similaritats- bzw. Kontiguitatselemente eingesetzt werden und wie daraus die fur die Serie typische Continuity entsteht. Danach mochte ich aufzeigen, wo die Serie metaisierende bzw. selbstreferentielle Tendenzen aufweist und welche Wirkung daraus fur den Zuschauer resultiert."

Screening the City

Author: Mark Shiel,Tony Fitzmaurice

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781859846902

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 312

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The city has long been an important location for filmmakers. Visually compelling and always modern, it is the perfect metaphor for man's place in the contemporary world. In this provocative collection of essays, films as diverse as The Man with the Movie Camera, Annie Hall, Street of Crocodiles, Boyz N the Hood, Three Colors Red, and Crash are examined in terms of the relationship between cinema and the changing urban experience in Europe and the United States since the early twentieth century. Peter Jelavich, for example, links the suppression of the creative, liberal Weimar Berlin in the 1931 film Berlin Alexanderplatz to the rise of the Nazi regime and the end of one of the great eras of modernist experimentation in German visual culture; Jessie Labov considers Kieslowski's treatment of the Warsaw housing blok in Dekalog in terms of Solidarity's strategy of resisting totalitarianism in 1980s Poland; Allan Siegel examines the motif of the city in a broad range of American and international cinema to demonstrate how film and society since the 1960s have been driven by the fading of mass political radicalism and the triumph of privatization and capital; Paula Massood uses the socially illuminating theories of Mikhail Bakhtin to examine the representation of the ghetto and urban underclass in recent African-American films such as Menace II Society; and Matthew Gandy examines the focus on disease in Todd Haynes's [Safe] as a metaphor for social and spatial breakdown in contemporary Los Angeles.

City of Inmates

Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles, 1771–1965

Author: Kelly Lytle Hernández

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469631199

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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Los Angeles incarcerates more people than any other city in the United States, which imprisons more people than any other nation on Earth. This book explains how the City of Angels became the capital city of the world's leading incarcerator. Marshaling more than two centuries of evidence, historian Kelly Lytle Hernandez unmasks how histories of native elimination, immigrant exclusion, and black disappearance drove the rise of incarceration in Los Angeles. In this telling, which spans from the Spanish colonial era to the outbreak of the 1965 Watts Rebellion, Hernandez documents the persistent historical bond between the racial fantasies of conquest, namely its settler colonial form, and the eliminatory capacities of incarceration. But City of Inmates is also a chronicle of resilience and rebellion, documenting how targeted peoples and communities have always fought back. They busted out of jail, forced Supreme Court rulings, advanced revolution across bars and borders, and, as in the summer of 1965, set fire to the belly of the city. With these acts those who fought the rise of incarceration in Los Angeles altered the course of history in the city, the borderlands, and beyond. This book recounts how the dynamics of conquest met deep reservoirs of rebellion as Los Angeles became the City of Inmates, the nation's carceral core. It is a story that is far from over.

The Sphinx in the City

Urban Life, the Control of Disorder, and Women

Author: Elizabeth Wilson

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520078642

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 191

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"Adopting the guise of a flaneur, Wilson reconsiders the classical imagery of the city from the viewpoints of diverse groups of women: bourgeois wives, prostitutes, transvestite writers, and others. Its originality resides in its deft, consistently provocative interweaving of underground feminist discourses with the familiar, male-infected rhetorics of urban experience."—Mike Davis, author of City of Quartz

Smart City

Innovationen für die vernetzte Stadt – Geschäftsmodelle und Management

Author: Oliver Gassmann,Jonas Böhm,Maximilian Palmié

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446458859

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 273

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Der gesellschaftlich-politische Druck der Energiewende kombiniert mit den verheißungsvollen Möglichkeiten einer vernetzten, dezentralen Welt im Rahmen des ‘Internet der Dinge’ (IoT) beschleunigt den Wandel von Städten in Richtung Smart Cities. Während es einige Leuchtturm-Städte wie Barcelona, Lyon und Wien gibt, welche das Potenzial ausnutzen, weisen die meisten Städte einen immensen Aufholbedarf auf. Die Schere zwischen den führenden Smart Cities und den zurückgebliebenen Städten wird immer größer, der Handlungsbedarf ist zwar oft erkannt, aber die Wege sind für die Entscheidungsträger oft unklar. Was sind die Kernelemente einer Smart City? Welche Schritte von Analyse über Sweet Spot zu Handlungskonzept sind zu gehen? Wo ist das Potenzial am größten? Wo soll begonnen werden? Wie machen es andere Städte und was haben sie bisher gelernt? Was lässt sich aus Greenfield Ansätzen von chinesischen Smart Cities lernen? Welche Methoden und Werkzeuge können die Städte anwenden? Was sind die Geschäftsmodelle für die beteiligten Unternehmen? Wie lassen sich die unterschiedlichen Stakeholder gut einbinden? Dieses Buch liefert Antworten auf diese Fragen sowie zahlreiche Beispiele. Das Buch basiert auf mehrjähriger Forschung im Bereich Smart City auf nationaler und internationaler Ebene. Die Autoren bringen zudem ihre jahrelange Erfahrung aus Praxisprojekten aus Politik, Verwaltung und Wirtschaft bei der Umsetzung von Smart City Projekten ein. - Smart City als Innovationsökosystem - Leuchttürme zu Smart Cities - Konkrete Handlungsanweisungen und Checklisten - Extra: E-Book inside

The City Cultures Reader

Author: Malcolm Miles,Tim Hall,Iain Borden

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415302456

Category: Social Science

Page: 508

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Cities are both products of culture, and sites where culture is made and received. By presenting the very best of classic and contemporary writing on the culture of cities, The City Cultures Reader provides an accessible overview of the diverse material on the interface between cities and culture. The extensively revised and updated second edition of The City Cultures Reader now features fifty generous writings (of which thirty-eight are new) organised into ten parts which explore themes such as: what is a city?; what is culture?; symbolic economies; the culture industry; culture and technologies; everyday lives; contesting identity; boundaries and transgressions; utopias and dystopias; and possible urban futures. Designed to aid student understanding, this new edition now features extensive introductory sections that define both the city and culture. Part introductions outline the major themes, whilst introductions to the individual writings explain their interest and significance to wider debates. Annotated further reading is also provided at the end of each Part.

The City as Text

The Politics of Landscape Interpretation in the Kandyan Kingdom

Author: James S. Duncan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521611961

Category: Social Science

Page: 229

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Argues that landscapes are not only culturally produced, but they also influence governing ideas of political and religious life.

Teotihuacan

City of Water, City of Fire

Author: Matthew Robb

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520296559

Category: Art

Page: 444

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Founded in the first century BCE near a set of natural springs in an otherwise dry northeastern corner of the Valley of Mexico, the ancient metropolis of Teotihuacan was on a symbolic level a city of elements. With a multiethnic population of perhaps one hundred thousand, at its peak in 400 CE, it was the cultural, political, economic, and religious center of ancient Mesoamerica. A devastating fire in the city center led to a rapid decline after the middle of the sixth century, but Teotihuacan was never completely abandoned or forgotten; the Aztecs revered the city and its monuments, giving many of them the names we still use today. Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire examines new discoveries from the three main pyramids at the site—the Sun Pyramid, the Moon Pyramid, and, at the center of the Ciudadela complex, the Feathered Serpent Pyramid—which have fundamentally changed our understanding of the city’s history. With illustrations of the major objects from Mexico City’s Museo Nacional de Antropología and from the museums and storage facilities of the Zona de Monumentos Arqueológicos de Teotihuacan, along with selected works from US and European collections, the catalogue examines these cultural artifacts to understand the roles that offerings of objects and programs of monumental sculpture and murals throughout the city played in the lives of Teotihuacan’s citizens. Published in association with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Exhibition dates: de Young, San Francisco, September 30, 2017–February 11, 2018 Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), March–June 2018

The Ku Klux Klan in the City, 1915-1930

Author: Kenneth T. Jackson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0929587820

Category: Political Science

Page: 326

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Revising conventional wisdom about the Klan, Mr. Jackson shows that its roots in the 1920s can also be found in the burgeoning cities. Comprehensively researched, methodically organized, lucidly written...a book to be respected. Journal of American History."

City of Walls

Crime, Segregation, and Citizenship in São Paulo

Author: Teresa P. R. Caldeira

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520221437

Category: Social Science

Page: 487

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"This is an extraordinary treatment of a difficult problem. . . . Much more than a conventional comparative study, City of Walls is a genuinely transcultural, transnational work—the first of its kind that I have read."—George E. Marcus, author of Ethnography Through Thick & Thin "Caldeira's work is wonderfully ambitious-theoretically bold, ethnographically rich, historically specific. Anyone who cares about the condition and future of cities, of democracy, of human rights should read this book."—Thomas Bender, Director of the Project on Cities and Urban Knowledges "City of Walls is a brilliant analysis of the dynamics of urban fear. The sophistication of Caldeira's arguments should stimulate new discussion of cities and urban life. Its significance goes far beyond the borders of Brazil."—Margaret Crawford, Professor of Urban Planning and Design Theory, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University "Caldeira's insight illuminates the geography of the city as well as the boundaries—or the lack of boundaries—of violence."—Paul Chevigny, author of Edge of the Knife: Police Violence in the Americas "An extraordinary account of violence in the city. . . . Caldeira brings to this task a rare depth of knowledge and understanding."—Saskia Sassen, author of Globalization and Its Discontents "An outstanding contribution to understanding authoritarian continuity under political reform. Caldeira has written a brilliant and bleak analysis on the many challenges and obstacles which government and civil society face in new democracies."—Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro, Director of the Center for the Study of Violence, University of São Paulo and Member of the United Nations Sub-Commission for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights

The Ancient Roman City

Author: John E. Stambaugh

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801836923

Category: History

Page: 395

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A synthesis of recent work in archaeology and social history, drawing on physical, literary, and documentary sources.

The Creative City

A Toolkit for Urban Innovators

Author: Charles Landry

Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: 1849772940

Category: Architecture

Page: 350

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The Creative City is a clarion call for imaginative action in developing and running urban life. It shows how to think, plan and act creatively in addressing urban issues, with remarkable examples of innovation and regeneration from around the world. This revised edition of Charles Landry's highly influential text has been updated with a new, extensive overview.

City and School in Late Antique Athens and Alexandria

Author: Edward Jay Watts

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520244214

Category: History

Page: 288

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The book details how the increasingly Christian upper class of the late Roman world used a combination of economic and political pressures to neutralize the explicitly pagan elements of the educational system.

City of Dreadful Delight

Narratives of Sexual Danger in Late-Victorian London

Author: Judith R. Walkowitz

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226871462

Category: History

Page: 353

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From tabloid exposes of child prostitution to the grisly tales of Jack the Ripper, narratives of sexual danger pulsated through Victorian London. Expertly blending social history and cultural criticism, Judith Walkowitz shows how these narratives reveal the complex dramas of power, politics, and sexuality that were being played out in late nineteenth-century Britain, and how they influenced the language of politics, journalism, and fiction. Victorian London was a world where long-standing traditions of class and gender were challenged by a range of public spectacles, mass media scandals, new commercial spaces, and a proliferation of new sexual categories and identities. In the midst of this changing culture, women of many classes challenged the traditional privileges of elite males and asserted their presence in the public domain. An important catalyst in this conflict, argues Walkowitz, was W. T. Stead's widely read 1885 article about child prostitution. Capitalizing on the uproar caused by the piece and the volatile political climate of the time, women spoke of sexual danger, articulating their own grievances against men, inserting themselves into the public discussion of sex to an unprecedented extent, and gaining new entree to public spaces and journalistic practices. The ultimate manifestation of class anxiety and gender antagonism came in 1888 with the tabloid tales of Jack the Ripper. In between, there were quotidien stories of sexual possibility and urban adventure, and Walkowitz examines them all, showing how women were not simply figures in the imaginary landscape of male spectators, but also central actors in the stories of metropolotin life that reverberated in courtrooms, learned journals, drawing rooms, street corners, and in the letters columns of the daily press. A model of cultural history, this ambitious book will stimulate and enlighten readers across a broad range of interests.

The City

Los Angeles and Urban Theory at the End of the Twentieth Century

Author: Allen J. Scott

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520213135

Category: Political Science

Page: 483

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Los Angeles has grown from a scattered collection of towns and villages to one of the largest megacities in the world. The editors of THE CITY have assembled a variety of essays examining the built environment and human dynamics of this extraordinary modern city, emphasizing the dramatic changes that have occurred since 1960. 58 illustrations.

Being Māori in the City

Indigenous Everyday Life in Auckland

Author: Natacha Gagné

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442614137

Category: Social Science

Page: 345

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Indigenous peoples around the world have been involved in struggles for decolonization, self-determination, and recognition of their rights, and the Māori of Aotearoa-New Zealand are no exception. Now that nearly 85% of the Māori population have their main place of residence in urban centres, cities have become important sites of affirmation and struggle. Grounded in an ethnography of everyday life in the city of Auckland, Being Maori in the City is an investigation of what being Māori means today. One of the first ethnographic studies of Māori urbanization since the 1970s, this book is based on almost two years of fieldwork, living with Māori families, and more than 250 hours of interviews. In contrast with studies that have focused on indigenous elites and official groups and organizations, Being Māori in the City shines a light on the lives of ordinary individuals and families. Using this approach, Natacha Gagné adroitly underlines how indigenous ways of being are maintained and even strengthened through change and openness to the larger society.

Art, Space and the City

Public Art and Urban Futures

Author: Malcolm Miles

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415139434

Category: Architecture

Page: 266

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Public art - the making, management and mediation of art outside its conventional location in museums and galleries, and the livable city - a concept involving user-centred strategies for urban planning and design, are both socially produced but have emerged from different fields and tend to be discussed in isolation. This book applies a range of critical perspectives which have emerged from different disciplines - art criticism, urban design, urban sociology, geography and critical theory - to examine the practice of art for urban public spaces, seeing public art from positions outside those of the art world to ask how it might contribute to possible urban futures. Exploring the diversity of urban politics, the functions of public space and its relation to the structures of power, the roles of professionals and users in the construction of the city, the gendering of space and the ways in which space and citizen are represented, the book explains how these issues are as relevant to architecture, urban design and urban planning as they are to public art. Drawing on a wealth of images from across the UK and Europe and the USA, in particular, the author questions the effectiveness of public art in achieving more convivial urban environments, whilst retaining the idea that imagining possible futures is as much part of a democratic society as using public space.