Author: Michael Müller,Ben Rebel

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789051830231

Category: History

Page: 162

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Fritz Lang's Metropolis

Cinematic Visions of Technology and Fear

Author: Michael Minden,Holger Bachmann

Publisher: Camden House

ISBN: 9781571131461

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 326

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A collection of essays -- early seminal works as well as freshinterpretations -- on the famous German expressionist film, Metropolis

The Next American Metropolis

Ecology, Community, and the American Dream

Author: Peter Calthorpe

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781878271686

Category: Architecture

Page: 175

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Regarding issues of urban sprawl Visit Sprawl Net, at Rice University. It's under construction, but it should be an interesting resource. Check out the traffic in the land of commuting. And, finally, enjoy Los Angeles: Revisiting the Four Ecologies.

Workers in the Metropolis

Class, Ethnicity, and Youth in Antebellum New York City

Author: Richard Briggs Stott

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801420672

Category: History

Page: 300

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The working class in New York City was remade in the mid-nineteenth century. In the 1820s a substantial majority of city artisans were native-born; by the 1850s three-quarters of the city's laboring men and women were immigrants. Richard B. Stott discusses the ways in which the influx of this large group of young adults affected the city's working class. What determined the texture of working-class life during the antebellum period? Stott addresses these questions as he explores the social and economic dimensions of working-class culture.

Makeshift Metropolis

Ideas About Cities

Author: Witold Rybczynski

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416561293

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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In this new work, prizewinning author, professor, and Slate architecture critic Witold Rybczynski returns to the territory he knows best: writing about the way people live, just as he did in the acclaimed bestsellers Home and A Clearing in the Distance. In Makeshift Metropolis, Rybczynski has drawn upon a lifetime of observing cities to craft a concise and insightful book that is at once an intellectual history and a masterful critique. Makeshift Metropolis describes how current ideas about urban planning evolved from the movements that defined the twentieth century, such as City Beautiful, the Garden City, and the seminal ideas of Frank Lloyd Wright and Jane Jacobs. If the twentieth century was the age of planning, we now find ourselves in the age of the market, Rybczynski argues, where entrepreneurial developers are shaping the twenty-first-century city with mixed-use developments, downtown living, heterogeneity, density, and liveliness. He introduces readers to projects like Brooklyn Bridge Park, the Yards in Washington, D.C., and, further afield, to the new city of Modi’in, Israel—sites that, in this age of resource scarcity, economic turmoil, and changing human demands, challenge our notion of the city. Erudite and immensely engaging, Makeshift Metropolis is an affirmation of Rybczynski’s role as one of our most original thinkers on the way we live today.

Women in the Metropolis

Gender and Modernity in Weimar Culture

Author: Katharina von Ankum

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520917606

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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Bringing together the work of scholars in many disciplines, Women in the Metropolis provides a comprehensive introduction to women's experience of modernism and urbanization in Weimar Germany. It shows women as active participants in artistic, social, and political movements and documents the wide range of their responses to the multifaceted urban culture of Berlin in the 1920s and 1930s. Examining a variety of media ranging from scientific writings to literature and the visual arts, the authors trace gendered discourses as they developed to make sense of and regulate emerging new images of femininity. Besides treating classic films such as Metropolis and Berlin: Symphony of a Great City, the articles discuss other forms of mass culture, including the fashion industry and the revue performances of Josephine Baker. Their emphasis on women's critical involvement in the construction of their own modernity illustrates the significance of the Weimar cultural experience and its relevance to contemporary gender, German, film, and cultural studies.

Black Metropolis

A Study of Negro Life in a Northern City

Author: St. Clair Drake,Horace R. Cayton

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226162348

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 858

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Although the Black Metropolis is about Chicago, it could be about any settlements in America as the study offers a generalised analysis of migration, settlement, community structure and social interrelations of whites and blacks under conditions of "freedom".

White Metropolis

Race, Ethnicity, and Religion in Dallas, 1841-2001

Author: Michael Phillips

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 029271274X

Category: History

Page: 267

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From the nineteenth century until today, the power brokers of Dallas have always portrayed their city as a progressive, pro-business, racially harmonious community that has avoided the racial, ethnic, and class strife that roiled other Southern cities. But does this image of Dallas match the historical reality? In this book, Michael Phillips delves deeply into Dallas's racial and religious past and uncovers a complicated history of resistance, collaboration, and assimilation between the city's African American, Mexican American, and Jewish communities and its white power elite. Exploring more than 150 years of Dallas history, Phillips reveals how white business leaders created both a white racial identity and a Southwestern regional identity that excluded African Americans from power and required Mexican Americans and Jews to adopt Anglo-Saxon norms to achieve what limited positions of power they held. He also demonstrates how the concept of whiteness kept these groups from allying with each other, and with working- and middle-class whites, to build a greater power base and end elite control of the city. Comparing the Dallas racial experience with that of Houston and Atlanta, Phillips identifies how Dallas fits into regional patterns of race relations and illuminates the unique forces that have kept its racial history hidden until the publication of this book.

Romantic Metropolis

The Urban Scene of British Culture, 1780-1840

Author: James Chandler,Kevin Gilmartin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521839013

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 291

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This 2005 collection of essays challenges the traditional conception that British Romanticism was rooted in nature and rural life, by showing that much of what was new about Romanticism was born in the city. The essays examine the works and events of the Romantic period from the point of view of the urban world, where rapid developments in population, industry, communication, trade, and technology set the stage and the tone for many of the great achievements in literature and culture. The great metropolis appears as both fact and figure: London is its paradigm, but the metropolitan perspective is also borrowed and projected elsewhere. In this volume, some of the most exciting critics of Romanticism explore diverse cultural productions from poems and paintings, to exhibition sites, panoramas, and political organizations to do long-overdue justice to the place of the city - both as topic and as location - in British Romanticism.

The Exploding Metropolis

Author: William H. Whyte

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520080904

Category: History

Page: 193

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"The Exploding Metropolis ranks as one of the first most influential manifestos for choice, diversity, integration, anti-expertiseism, and citizens' participation in urban design. It provides a window into the undertow of post-modernist historicism in the 1950s and introduces problems that persist in current debates about the form and structure of urban life."—Zane L. Miller, author of Urbanization of Modern America