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Holston, James

Overview
Works: 25 works in 94 publications in 4 languages and 1,515 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: HT169.57.B62, 307.768098174
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Most widely held works by James Holston
The modernist city : an anthropological critique of Brasília by James Holston( Book )

19 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The utopian design and organization of Brasília - the modernist new capital of Brazil - were meant to transform Brazilian society. In this sophisticated, pioneering study of Brasília from its inception in 1957 to the present, the author analyzes this attempt to change society by building a new kind of city and the ways in which the paradoxes of constructing an imagined future subvert its utopian premises. Integrating anthropology with methods of analysis from architecture, urban studies, social history, and critical theory, the author presents a critique of modernism based on a powerfully innovative ethnography of the city. [publisher]
Insurgent citizenship : disjunctions of democracy and modernity in Brazil by James Holston( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Insurgent citizenships have arisen in cities around the world. This book examines the insurgence of democratic citizenship in the urban peripheries of Sao Paulo, Brazil, its entanglement with entrenched systems of inequality, and its contradiction in violence. James Holston argues that for two centuries Brazilians have practiced a type of citizenship all too common among nation-states - one that is universally inclusive in national membership and massively inegalitarian in distributing rights and in its legalization of social differences. But since the 1970s, he shows, residents of Brazil's urban peripheries have formulated a new citizenship that is destabilizing the old. Their mobilizations have developed not primarily through struggles of labor but through those of the city--particularly illegal residence, house building, and land conflict. Yet precisely as Brazilians democratized urban space and achieved political democracy, violence, injustice, and impunity increased dramatically."--Jacket
Cities and citizenship by James Holston( Book )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cities and Citizenship is a prize-winning collection of essays that considers the importance of cities in the making of modern citizens. For most of the modern era the nation and not the city has been the principal domain of citizenship. This volume demonstrates, however, that cities are especially salient sites for examining the current renegotiations of citizenship, democracy, and national belonging. Just as relations between nations are changing in the current phase of global capitalism, so too are relations between nations and cities. Written by internationally prominent scholars, the essays in Cities and Citizenship propose that 'place' remains fundamental to these changes and that cities are crucial places for the development of new alignments of local and global identity. Through case studies from Africa, Europe, Latin America, and North America, the volume shows how cities make manifest national and transnational realignments of citizenship and how they generate new possibilities for democratic politics that transform people as citizens. Previously published as a special issue of Public Culture that won the 1996 Best Single Issue of a Journal Award from the Professional/Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers, the collection showcases a photo essay by Cristiano Mascaro, as well as two new essays by James Holston and Thomas Bender
On modernism and modernization : the modernist city in development, the case of Brasília by James Holston( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The modernist city : architecture, politics, and society in Brasília by James Holston( )

10 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cidade modernista : uma crítica de Brasília e sua utopia by James Holston( Book )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in Portuguese and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La ciutadania insurgent en una època de perifèries urbanes globals by James Holston( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in Catalan and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dangerous spaces of citizenship : gang talk, rights talk and rule of law in Brazil by James Holston( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Holstun pamphlet wars : prose in the english revolution by James Holston( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The English Revolution of 1642-60 produced an explosion of stylistically and ideologically diverse pamphlet literature. The essays collected here focus on the prose of this new revolutionary era, and the new public sphere it helped to create. They cover a wide range of topics including the Royalist attack on the Sectarian Babel and the street theatre of the Ranters
#x98;The#x9C; modernist city an anthropological critique of Brasília by James Holston( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alternative modernities : statecraft and religious imagination in the Valley of the Dawn by James Holston( )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

State and urban space in Brazil : from modernist planning to democratic interventions by Teresa Caldeira( )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spatial design and American democracy by James Holston( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Autoconstruction in working-class Brazil by James Holston( )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Obywatelstwo zbuntowanych by James Holston( )

1 edition published in 2010 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The misrule of law : land and usurpation in Brazil by James Holston( )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Come to the street!" : urban protest, Brazil 2013 by James Holston( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The misrule of law : land and usurpation in Brazil by James Holston( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

#x98;The#x9C; modernist city and the death of the street by James Holston( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Cidadania insurgente : disjunções da democracia e da modernidade no Brasil by James Holston( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in Portuguese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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