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Noir Urbanisms:
Dystopic Images of the Modern City
Edited by Gyan Prakash

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Introduction: Imaging the Modern City, Darkly by Gyan Prakash 1
MODERNISM AND URBAN DYSTOPIA

Chapter 1: The Phantasm of the Apocalypse: Metropolis and Weimar Modernity by Anton Kaes 17
Chapter 2: Sounds Like Hell: Beyond Dystopian Noise by James Donald 31
Chapter 3: Tlatelolco: Mexico City's Urban Dystopia by Rubén Gallo 53

THE AESTHETICS OF THE DARK CITY
Chapter 4: A Regional Geography of Film Noir:Urban Dystopias On- and Offscreen by Mark Shiel 75
Chapter 5: Oh No, There Goes Tokyo: Recreational Apocalypse and the City in Postwar Japanese Popular Culture by William M. Tsutsui 104
Chapter 6: Postsocialist Urban Dystopia? by Li Zhang 127
Chapter 7: Friction, Collision, and the Grotesque: The Dystopic Fragments of Bombay Cinema by Ranjani Mazumdar 150

IMAGING URBAN CRISIS
Chapter 8: Topographies of Distress: Tokyo, c. 1930 by David R. Ambaras 187
Chapter 9: Living in Dystopia: Past, Present, and Future in Contemporary African Cities by Jennifer Robinson 218
Chapter 10: Imaging Urban Breakdown: Delhi in the 1990s Ravi Sundaram by 241
Contributors 261
Index 265

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