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Captured by the City

Perspectives in Urban Culture Studies

Editor(s): Blagovesta Momchedjikova
Contributors: Tolonda Tolbert, Margarita Kompelmakher, Nathalie Boucher, Lois Ascher, Rafaela Santos, Melanie Sovern,

Book Description

Captured by the City: New Perspectives in Urban Culture Studies is a collection of eighteen essays on urban places, people, and phenomena. In it, cities in North America, Europe, and Asia offer themselves as dynamic encounters to those who study them and to those who live in them on a daily basis. Different disciplines – sociology, anthropology, performance studies, architectural history, linguistics, media studies, and documentary poetics, to name just a few – intersect here to help shape a unique field of inquiry – that of Urban Culture Studies. This multi-perspectival approach grants us a more wholesome understanding of how we inscribe cities and how cities inscribe us in return: as we plan, inhabit, remember them – in reality or in dreams.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-4289-1
ISBN-10: 1-4438-4289-3
Date of Publication: 01/02/2013
Pages / Size: 280 / A5
Price: £44.99


Blagovesta M. Momchedjikova is a Performance Studies scholar and a Senior Language Lecturer at New York University where she teaches writing, art, and the city. She is the guest-editor of Streetnotes: Urban Feel. Her work has appeared in The Everyday of Memory: Between Communism and Postcommunism, Robert Moses and the Modern City, The Journal of American and Comparative Cultures, Tourist Studies, Streetnotes, Genre: Imagined Cities, and PIERS. She chairs the area of Urban Culture for the Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association (MAPACA) and leads specialized tours of the Panorama of the City of New York scale model in the Queens Museum of Art.