Globalization, Violence and the Visual Culture of Cities

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-09-01
  • Publisher: Routledge

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This book is the first interdisciplinary volume to examine the complex relationship between globalization, violence, and the visual culture of cities

Author Biography

Christoph Lindner is Professor and Chair of English Literature at the University of Amsterdam and Research Affiliate at the University of London Institute in Paris. His recent book publications include Revisioning 007(2009), Urban Space and Cityscapes (2006), and Fictions of Commodity Culture (2003).

Table of Contents

List of Figuresp. xi
List of Contributorsp. xiv
Forewordp. xv
Acknowledgementsp. xvii
Globalization and violencep. 1
Fearp. 15
Architecture and economies of violence
São Paulo as case studyp. 17
Drugs and assassins in the city of flowsp. 32
Temporary discomfort
Jules Spinatsch's documentation of global summitsp. 49
American military imaginaries and Iraqi cities
The visual economies of globalizing warp. 67
Memoryp. 85
Globalization and the remembrance of violence
Visual culture, space, and time in Berlinp. 87
Trash aesthetics
New York, globalization, and garbagep. 107
Global Beijing
'The World' is a violent placep. 122
Spectaclep. 135
The poetics of scale in urban photographyp. 137
Globalization and cultural capital
Symbolic violence in recent filmic images of Parisp. 150
Conspiracy, surveillance, and the spatial turn in the Bourne Trilogyp. 161
Bibliographyp. 172
Indexp. 181
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