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The Spaces of the Modern City:
Imaginaries, Politics, and Everyday Life
Edited by Gyan Prakash & Kevin M. Kruse

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

List of Illustrations vii
Preface ix
Introduction by Gyan Prakash 1

SPATIAL IMAGINARIES 19
Chapter 1: Streets, Imaginaries, and Modernity: Vienna Is Not Berlin by David Frisby 21
Chapter 2: The Global Spaces of Los Angeles, 1920s-1930s by Philip J. Ethington 58
Chapter 3: Architecture at the Ends of Empire: Urban Reflections between Algiers and Marseille by Sheila Crane 99
Chapter 4: The City in Fragments: Kaleidoscopic Johannesburg after Apartheid by Martin J. Murray 144

SPATIAL POLITICS 179
Chapter 5: Violence and Spatial Politics between the Local and Imperial: Baghdad, 1778-1810 by Dina Rizk Khoury 181
Chapter 6: From the Lettered City to the Sellers’ City: Vendor Politics and Public Space in Urban Mexico, 1880-1926 by Christina M. JimeŽnez 214
Chapter 7: The City as Theater of Protest: West Berlin and West Germany, 1962-1983 by Belinda Davis 247
Chapter 8: Nuestro Pueblo: The Spatial and Cultural Politics of Los Angeles' Watts Towers by Sarah Schrank 275

SPACES OF EVERYDAY LIFE 311
Chapter 9: Morality, Majesty, and Murder in 1950s London: Metropolitan Culture and English Modernity by Frank Mort 313
Chapter 10: (Re)Imagining an African City: Performing Culture, Arts, and Citizenship in Dakar (Senegal), 1980-2000 by Mamadou Diouf 346
Chapter 11: Street Observation Science and the Tokyo Economic Bubble, 1986-1990 by Jordan Sand 373
Chapter 12: Spectacle and Death in the City of Bombay Cinema by Ranjani Mazumdar 401
Contributors 433
Index 437

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