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Theories of the City

Agathocleous, Tanya. Urban Realism and the Cosmopolitan Imagination in the Nineteenth Century: Visible City, Invisible World. 2011.

Anderson, Benedict. Imagined Communities. 1983.

Baudelaire, Charles. “The Painter of Modern Life.” 1863. The Painter of Modern Life and Other Essays. 1964.

Benjamin, Walter. Reflections. 1978.

Benjamin, Walter. Charles Baudelaire: A Lyric Poet in the Era of High Capitalism. 1964.

Benjamin, Walter. The Arcades Project. 1999.

Berman, Jessica. Modernist Commitments: Ethics, Politics, and Transnational Modernism. 2011.

Berman, Jessica. Modernist Fiction, Cosmopolitanism, and the Politics of Community. 2001.

Cheah, Pheng and Bruce Robbins, eds. Cosmopolitics: Thinking and Feeling Beyond the Nation. 1998.

Chtcheglov, Ivan. “Formulary for a New Urbanism.” 1953. Situationist International Anthology. 1981.

Debord, Guy. “Introduction to a Critique of Urban Geography.” 1955. Situationist International Anthology. 1981.

Debord, Guy, and Gil J. Wolman. “Methods of Detournement.” 1956. Situationist International Anthology. 1981.

Debord, Guy. “Report on the Construction of Situations and on the International Situationist Tendency’s Conditions of Organization and Action (excerpts).” 1957. Situationist International Anthology. 1981.

De Certeau, Michel. The Practice of Everyday Life. 1974.

Deem, Melissa. “Stranger Sociability, Public Hope, and the Limits of Political Transformation.” 2002.

“Definitions.” From “French S.I. Journals #1 (1958).” Situationist International Anthology. 1981.

Delaney, Samuel. Times Square Red, Times Square Blue. 2001.

Derrida, Jacques. On Cosmopolitanism and Forgiveness. 2001.

Hall, Stuart. Culture, Globalization, and the World-System: Contemporary Conditions for the Representation of Identity. 1997.

Hardt, Michael and Antonio Negri. Empire. 2000.

Harvey, David. “Introduction: The difference a generation makes,” “The geography of the Manifesto,” “Contemporary globalization.” Spaces of Hope. 2000.

Harvey, David. Cosmopolitanism and the Geographies of Freedom. 2009.

Jacobs, Jane. The Death and Life of Great American Cities. 1961.

Jameson, Fredric. “Modernism and Imperialism.” Nationalism, Colonialism, and Literature. By Terry Eagleton, Fredric Jameson, and Edward W. Said. 1990.

Lefebvre, Henri. The Production of Space. 1992.

Parsons, Deborah L. Streetwalking the Metropolis: Women, the City and Modernity. 2000.

Poe, Edgar Allan. “The Man of the Crowd.” 1840.

Said, Edward.  Culture & Imperialism. 1993.

Sassen, Saskia. Cities in a World Economy. 1994.

Sennett, Richard, ed. Classic Essays On The Culture Of Cities. 1969.

Simmel, Georg. “The Metropolis and Mental Life.”1903.

Walkowitz, Rebecca L. Cosmopolitan Style: Modernism Beyond the Nation. 2007.

Warner, Michael. Publics and Counterpublics. 2002.

Williams, Raymond.  The Country and the City. 1973.

Williams, Raymond. “Metropolitan Perceptions and the Emergence of Modernism.” The Politics of Modernism: Against the New Conformists. 1989.

Woolf, Virginia. “Street Haunting: A London Adventure.” 1930.


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