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Urban confrontations in literature and social science, 1848-2001 : European contexts, American evolutions

Author: Edward J Ahearn
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In a contribution to the challenging of disciplinary boundaries, the author juxtaposes works of literature with the writings of social scientists to discover how together they illuminate city life in  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edward J Ahearn
ISBN: 9780754668824 0754668827 9780754695387 0754695387
OCLC Number: 366494349
Description: vi, 236 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: City visions of the poet and social scientist --
"Let's beat up the poor!" : Baudelaire on urban conflict and the failure of policy --
In the jungle of Brecht's cities --
The native son we didn't (and still don't?) want to see --
Augie's immigrant adventures --
Bureaucracy and the lone city dweller : James Q. Wilson --
and Michel Foucault --
meet Bartleby --
Jazz and The power broker : urban tycoon versus the real lives of ordinary Black people --
Immigrant women writing against the urban regime : The house on Mango Street and Bone --
Epilogue : DeLitto's global city.
Responsibility: Edward J. Ahearn.
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