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By Andreas Huyssen

Other towns, different Worlds brings jointly prime students of cultural idea, city reports, paintings, anthropology, literature, movie, structure, and heritage to examine non-Western worldwide towns. The individuals specialise in city imaginaries, the ways in which urban dwellers understand or think their very own towns. Paying specific consciousness to the old and cultural dimensions of city lifestyles, they bring about to their essays deep wisdom of the towns they're sure to of their lives and their paintings. Taken jointly, those essays let us evaluate metropolises from the so-called outer edge and gauge methods of cultural globalization, illuminating the complexities at stake as we strive to visualize different towns and different worlds below the spell of globalization.

The results of worldwide tactics comparable to the expansion of transnational organisations and funding, the weakening of kingdom sovereignty, expanding poverty, and the privatization of formerly public prone are defined and analyzed in essays via Teresa P. R. Caldeira (São Paulo), Beatriz Sarlo (Buenos Aires), Néstor García Canclini (Mexico City), Farha Ghannam (Cairo), Gyan Prakash (Mumbai), and Yingjin Zhang (Beijing). contemplating Johannesburg, the architect Hilton Judin takes on topics addressed via different individuals in addition: the relation among the rustic and town, and among racial imaginaries and the terror of city violence. Rahul Mehrotra writes of the transitory, improvisational nature of the Indian bazaar urban, whereas AbdouMaliq Simone sees a brand new urbanism of fragmentation and danger rising in Douala, Cameroon. In a broader comparative body, Okwui Enwezor displays at the proliferation of biennales of up to date paintings in African, Asian, and Latin American towns, and Ackbar Abbas considers the increase of faux commodity construction in China. the quantity closes with the novelist Orhan Pamuk’s meditation on his local urban of Istanbul.

Contributors: Ackbar Abbas, Teresa P. R. Caldeira, Néstor García Canclini, Okwui Enwezor, Farha Ghannam, Andreas Huyssen, Hilton Judin, Rahul Mehrotra, Orhan Pamuk, Gyan Prakash, Beatriz Sarlo, AbdouMaliq Simone, Yingjin Zhang

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