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All roads lead to the American city

Author: Peter Swirski
Publisher: Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, ©2007.
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"All Roads Lead to the American City provides an original view of urban culture in America seen through its irrevocable ties with the cities and roads. Examining the history, cinema, literature, cultural myths and social geography of the United States, the book puts some of the greatest as well as the "baddest" American cities under the microscope. Taking the role of the roads that crisscross and connect the cities  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
All roads lead to the American city.
Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)654126937
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Swirski
ISBN: 9789622098626 9622098622 9789622098633 9622098630
OCLC Number: 123114895
Description: 154 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : American city or global village? / Peter Swirski --
All roads lead from the American city? : the land of the urban frontier / Priscilla Roberts --
In the city and on the road in Asian American film : my America ... or, honk if you love Buddha / Gina Marchetti --
A is for American, B is for bad, C is for city : Ed McBain and the ABC of police and urban procedurals / Peter Swirski --
Just apassin' through : betterment and its discontents in America's literature of the road / Earle Waugh --
Urbs Americana : a work in progress / William John Kyle.
Responsibility: edited by Peter Swirski.

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"All Roads Lead to the American City provides an original view of urban culture in America seen through its irrevocable ties with the cities and roads. Examining the history, cinema, literature, cultural myths and social geography of the United States, the book puts some of the greatest as well as the "baddest" American cities under the microscope. Taking the role of the roads that crisscross and connect the cities as their shared point of reference, these essays explore ways to understand the people who live, commute, work, create, govern, commit crime and conduct business in them."--Jacket.

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