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After the Cosmopolitan? : Multicultural Cities and the Future of Racism - Michael Keith

After the Cosmopolitan?

Multicultural Cities and the Future of Racism

Hardcover Published: 9th June 2005
ISBN: 9780415341684
Number Of Pages: 237

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After the Cosmopolitan? argues that both racial divisions and intercultural dialogue can only be understood in the context of the urbanism through which they are realized.

All the key debates in cultural theory and urban studies are covered in detail:

  • the growth of cultural industries and the marketing of cities

  • social exclusion and violence

  • the nature of the ghetto

  • the cross-disciplinary conceptualization of cultural hybridity

  • the politics of third-way social policy.

In considering the ways in which race is played out in the world's most eminent cities, Michael Keith shows that neither the utopian naivete of some invocations of cosmopolitan democracy, nor the pessimism of multicultural hell can adequately make sense of the changing nature of contemporary metropolitan life.

Authoritative and informative, this book will be of interest to advanced undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers of anthropology, cultural studies, geography, politics and sociology.

Acknowledgementsp. vii
Introduction: Globalisation, urbanism and cosmopolitanism feverp. 1
The mirage at the heart of the myth? Thinking about the white cityp. 23
After the cosmopolitan? The limits of the multicultural city and the mutability of racismp. 37
The ghetto: Knowing your place and the performative cartographies of racial subordinationp. 61
Ethnic entrepreneurs and street rebels: Looking inside the inner cityp. 81
The street: Street sensibility?p. 97
The cultural quarter: Globalisation, hybridity and curating exoticap. 112
Tagging the city: Graffiti practice and transcultural communicationp. 136
The cartographies of community safety: Mapping danger and rumours of riskp. 153
The plan: Knowing urbanism: between the allure of the cosmopolitan and the horror of the postcolonyp. 166
Notesp. 189
Indexp. 225
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ISBN: 9780415341684
ISBN-10: 041534168X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 237
Published: 9th June 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.23 x 16.15  x 1.85
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1