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Modernity and metropolis : writing, film, and urban formations

Author: Peter Brooker
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave, 2002.
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A study of urban identity and community looks at selected twentieth century literary and film texts in the context of theorizations of modernism, postmodernism, postcoloniality and globalization. Brooker draws on Beck and Giddens to propose a 'reflexive modernism' which rewrites and re-imagines the urban scene. The principal cities considered are London and New York, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Bangkok. Writers considered  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Brooker, Peter.
Modernity and metropolis.
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave, 2002
(DLC) 2001036493
(OCoLC)47283385
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Brooker
ISBN: 1403907099 9781403907097
OCLC Number: 51311684
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 230 pages)
Contents: Introduction: beginnings in endings --
American modernists in modern London --
Modernism deferred: Harlem montage --
Inside ethnicity: suburban outlooks --
Re-imagining London --
'Hymn to the great people's republic of Brooklyn' --
'Witness to my times': Sarah Schulman and the Lower East Side --
In the matrix: east west encounters --
Coda: postmetropolis and the art of fabrication.
Responsibility: Peter Brooker.
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A study of urban identity and community looks at selected twentieth century literary and film texts in the context of theorizations of modernism, postmodernism, postcoloniality and globalization. Brooker draws on Beck and Giddens to propose a 'reflexive modernism' which rewrites and re-imagines the urban scene. The principal cities considered are London and New York, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Bangkok. Writers considered include Ezra Pound and T.S. Eliot, Langston Hughes, Hanif Kureishi, Iain Sinclair, Paul Auster, Sarah Schulman and William Gibson. Filmmakers include Patrick Keiller and Wong Kar-Wai.

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