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  • 1
    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    2020
    ISBN: 9781501747007 
    Title: Street Sovereigns
    Subtitle: Young Men and the Makeshift State in Urban Haiti
    Publisher(s): Cornell University Press
    Year of publication: 2020
    Document type: Online Resource
    ISBN: 9781501747007
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: How do people improvise political communities in the face of state collapse-and at what cost? Street Sovereigns explores the risks and rewards taken by young men on the margins of urban Haiti who broker relations with politicians, state agents, and NGO workers in order secure representation, resources, and jobs for themselves and neighbors. Moving beyond mainstream analyses that understand these groups-known as baz (base)-as apolitical, criminal gangs, Chelsey Kivland argues that they more accurately express a novel mode of street politics that has resulted from the nexus of liberalizing orders of governance and development with longstanding practices of militant organizing in Haiti.Kivland demonstrates how the baz exemplifies an innovative and effective platform for intervening in the contemporary political order, while at the same time reproducing gendered and generational hierarchies and precipitating contests of leadership that exacerbate neighborhood insecurity. Still, through the continual effort to reconstitute a state that responds to the needs of the urban poor, this story offers a poignant lesson for political thought: one that counters prevailing conceptualizations of the state as that which should be flouted, escaped, or dismantled. The baz project reminds us that in the stead of a vitiated government and public sector the state resurfaces as the aspirational bedrock of the good society. "We make the state," as baz leaders say
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  • 2
    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    2020
    ISBN: 9780691200088 
    Title: Ballad of the Bullet
    Subtitle: Gangs, Drill Music, and the Power of Online Infamy
    Publisher(s): Princeton University Press
    Year of publication: 2020
    Document type: Online Resource
    ISBN: 9780691200088
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: How poor urban youth in Chicago use social media to profit from portrayals of gang violence, and the questions this raises about poverty, opportunities, and public voyeurismAmid increasing hardship and limited employment options, poor urban youth are developing creative online strategies to make ends meet. Using such social media platforms as YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram, they’re capitalizing on the public’s fascination with the ghetto and gang violence. But with what consequences? Ballad of the Bullet follows the Corner Boys, a group of thirty or so young men on Chicago’s South Side who have hitched their dreams of success to the creation of “drill music” (slang for “shooting music”). Drillers disseminate this competitive genre of hyperviolent, hyperlocal, DIY-style gangsta rap digitally, hoping to amass millions of clicks, views, and followers—and a ticket out of poverty. But in this perverse system of benefits, where online popularity can convert into offline rewards, the risks can be too great.Drawing on extensive fieldwork and countless interviews compiled from daily, close interactions with the Corner Boys, as well as time spent with their families, friends, music producers, and followers, Forrest Stuart looks at the lives and motivations of these young men. Stuart examines why drillers choose to embrace rather than distance themselves from negative stereotypes, using the web to assert their supposed superior criminality over rival gangs. While these virtual displays of ghetto authenticity—the saturation of social media with images of guns, drugs, and urban warfare—can lead to online notoriety and actual resources, including cash, housing, guns, sex, and, for a select few, upward mobility, drillers frequently end up behind bars, seriously injured, or dead.Raising questions about online celebrity, public voyeurism, and the commodification of the ghetto, Ballad of the Bullet offers a singular look at what happens when the digital economy and urban poverty collide
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  • 3
    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    2019
    ISBN: 9781501735134 
    Title: The Act of Living
    Subtitle: Street Life, Marginality, and Development in Urban Ethiopia
    Publisher(s): Cornell University Press
    Year of publication: 2019
    Document type: Online Resource
    ISBN: 9781501735134
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: The Act of Living explores the relation between development and marginality in Ethiopia, one of the fastest growing economies in Africa. Replete with richly depicted characters and multi-layered narratives on history, everyday life and visions of the future, Marco Di Nunzio's ethnography of hustling and street life is an investigation of what is to live, hope and act in the face of the failing promises of development and change. Di Nunzio follows the life trajectories of two men, "Haile" and "Ibrahim," as they grow up in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, enter street life to get by, and turn to the city's expanding economies of work and entrepreneurship to search for a better life. Apparently favourable circumstances of development have not helped them achieve social improvement. As their condition of marginality endures, the two men embark in restless attempts to transform living into a site for hope and possibility.By narrating Haile and Ibrahim's lives, The Act of Living explores how and why development continues to fail the poor, how marginality is understood and acted upon in a time of promise, and why poor people's claims for open-endedness can lead to better and more just alternative futures. Tying together anthropology, African studies, political science, and urban studies, Di Nunzio takes readers on a bold exploration of the meaning of existence, hope, marginality, and street life
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  • 4
    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    2018
    ISBN: 9789048535019 
    Contributer: Dibazar, Pedram , Naeff, Judith
    Title: Visualizing the Street
    Subtitle: New Practices of Documenting, Navigating and Imagining the City
    Publisher(s): Amsterdam University Press
    Year of publication: 2018
    Document type: Online Resource
    ISBN: 9789048535019
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: From user generated images of street protests in Istanbul and Hong Kong, to professional architectural renderings of future streets, to GPS-tracked walks in London and Amsterdam, and the visualisation of Sydney's urban change via social media, this collection of essays analyses new practices of how we visualise the street. Today, new technologies allow everyone who carries a smartphone to play an increasingly significant role in the production, editing, and circulation of images and such a technological development has constructed new imaginaries of the street and has had a significant impact on the ways in which contemporary streets are understood, documented, navigated, mediated, and visualised. Visualizing the Street investigates the social and cultural significance of these new developments at the intersection of visual culture and urban space. The interdisciplinary essays provide new concepts, theories, and research methods that combine close analyses of street images with the study of the practices of their production, circulation, and ultimate consumption
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  • 5
    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    2017
    ISBN: 9781316226438  ISBN: 9781107105706 (hardback)  ISBN: 9781107513532 (paperback) 
    Title: The Roman street
    Subtitle: urban life and society in Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Rome
    Publisher(s): Cambridge University Press
    Year of publication: 2017
    Document type: Online Resource
    Physical description: 1 online resource (xv, 329 pages)
    ISBN: 9781316226438 , 9781107105706 (hardback) , 9781107513532 (paperback)
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: Every day Roman urbanites took to the street for myriad tasks, from hawking vegetables and worshipping local deities to simply loitering and socializing. Hartnett takes readers into this thicket of activity as he repopulates Roman streets with their full range of sensations, participants, and events that stretched far beyond simple movement. As everyone from slave to senator met in this communal space, city dwellers found unparalleled opportunities for self-aggrandizing display and the negotiation of social and political tensions. Hartnett charts how Romans preened and paraded in the street, and how they exploited the street's collective space to lob insults and respond to personal rebukes. Combining textual evidence, comparative historical material, and contemporary urban theory with architectural and art historical analysis, The Roman Street offers a social and cultural history of urban spaces that restores them to their rightful place as primary venues for social performance in the ancient world
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  • 6
    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    2017
    ISBN: 9780813588919 
    Title: My City Highrise Garden
    Publisher(s): Rutgers University Press
    Year of publication: 2017
    Document type: Online Resource
    ISBN: 9780813588919
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: Gardening on rooftops, balconies, and terraces is a popular trend. After thirty-five years of experience, Susan Brownmiller writes with honesty and humor about her oasis twenty floors above a Manhattan street. She reports the catastrophes: losing daytime access during building-wide renovations; assaults from a mockingbird during his mating season. And the joys: a peach tree fruited for fifteen years; the windswept birches lasted for twenty-five. Butterflies and bees pay annual visits. She pampers a buddleia, a honeysuckle, roses, hydrangeas, and more. Her adventures celebrate the tenacity of nature, inviting readers to marvel at her garden's resilience, and her own. Enhanced by over thirty color photographs, this passionate account of green life in a gritty, urban environment will appeal to readers and gardeners wherever they dwell
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  • 7
    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    2016
    ISBN: 9781781384589  ISBN: 9781781383025 (hardback) 
    Title: Europeanising spaces in Paris, c. 1947-1962
    Publisher(s): Liverpool University Press
    Year of publication: 2016
    Document type: Online Resource
    Physical description: 1 online resource (289 pages)
    ISBN: 9781781384589 , 9781781383025 (hardback)
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: In the wake of the Second World War, ideas of Europe abounded. What did Europe mean as a concept, and what did it mean to be European? 〈i〉Europeanising Spaces in Paris, c. 1947-1962 〈/i〉makes the case that Paris was both a leading and distinctive forum for the expression of these ideas in the post-war period. It examines spaces in the French capital in which ideas about Europe were formulated, articulated, exchanged, circulated, and contested during this post-war period, roughly between the escalation of the Cold War and the end of France's war of decolonisation in Algeria.〈br〉〈br〉Such processes of making sense of Europe are elucidated in urban, political and cultural spaces in the French capital. Specifically, the Parisian café, home and street are each examined in terms of how they were implicated in ideas about Europe. Then, the Paris-based 〈i〉Mouvement socialiste des états unis d'Europe〈/i〉 (The Socialist Movement for the United States of Europe) and the far-right wing 〈i〉Fédération des étudiants nationalistes〈/i〉 (The Federation of Nationalist Students) are examined as examples of political movements that mobilised around – very different – concepts of Europe. The final section on cultural Europeanising spaces draws attention to the specificities of the Europeanism of exiles from Franco's Spain in Paris; the work of the great scholar of the Arab world, Jacques Berque, in the context of his understanding of the Mediterranean world and his understanding of faith; and finally, the work of the legendary photographer, Henri Cartier-Bresson, by looking at the capacities and limitations of the photographic medium for the representation of Europe, and how these corresponded with Cartier-Bresson’s political, social, and aesthetic commitments
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  • 8
    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    2015
    ISBN: 9783959710336 
    Title: Humans of New York
    Subtitle: Die besten Storys
    Publisher(s): Riva
    Year of publication: 2015
    Document type: Online Resource
    ISBN: 9783959710336
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
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  • 9
    Book
    Book
    2015
    ISBN: 978-3-8253-6485-4 
    Title: Street literature
    Subtitle: black popular fiction in the era of U.S. mass incarceration
    Publisher(s): Heidelberg : Winter
    University location: Berlin
    Document type: Book
    Physical description: 274 S.
    Collective title(s): American studies ; 263
    Thesis: Zugl.: Berlin, Humboldt-Univ., Diss., 2014
    ISBN: 978-3-8253-6485-4
    Classification (RVK):
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    Contents: ......of Ethnoracial Confinement........................................................................... 11 1.2 Street Literature Today.......................................................... 17 1.3 Framing......
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  • 10
    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    2013
    ISBN: 9781135190354 
    Person(s): Tormey, Jane
    Title: Cities and Photography
    Publisher(s): Taylor & Francis Group
    Year of publication: 2013
    Document type: Online Resource
    ISBN: 9781135190354
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: Photographs display attitudes, agency and vision in the way cities are documented and imagined. Cities and Photography explores the relationship between people and the city, visualized in photographs. It provides a visually focused examination of the city and urbanism for a range of different disciplines: across the social sciences and humanities, photography and fine art. This text offers different perspectives from which to view social, political and cultural ideas about the city and urbanism, through both verbal discussion and photographic representation. It provides introductions to theoretical conceptions of the city that are useful to photographers addressing urban issues, as well as discussing themes that have preoccupied photographers and informed cultural issues central to a discussion of city. This text interprets the city as a spatial network that we inhabit on different conceptual, psychological and physical levels, and gives emphasis to how people operate within, relate to, and activate the city via construction, habitation and disruption. Cities and Photography aims to demonstrate the potential of photography as a contributor to commentary and analytical frameworks: what does photography as a medium provide for a vision of 'city' and what can photographs tell us about cities, histories, attitudes and ideas? This introductory text is richly illustrated with case studies and over 50 photographs, summarizing complex theory and analysis with application to specific examples. Emphasis is given to international, contemporary photographic projects to provide provide focus for the discussion of theoretical conceptions of the city through the analysis of photographic interpretation and commentary. This text will be of great appeal to those interested in Photography, Urban Studies and Human Geography
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