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Title Urban enigmas : Montreal, Toronto, and the problem of comparing cities / edited by Johanne Sloan
Published Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 298 pages)
Series Culture of cities project series
Culture of cities.
Contents Comparing cities : on the mutual honouring of peculiarities / Alan Blum -- Comparing the cultures of cities : epistemological perspectives on the concept of metropolis from the cultural sciences / Jean-François Coté -- "To squeeze a single sentence out" : estrangement and disenchantment in Benjamin's "Marseilles" / Kevin Dowler -- The Dragonfly of Chicoutimi : staging polyphony in Montreal and Toronto / Michael Darroch and Jean-François Morissette -- Imagine-nation in the city : seriocomedy and local democracy / Greg M. Nielsen -- Ethnicity, social organization, and urban space : a comparison of Italians in Toronto and Montreal / Nicholas Demaria Harney -- At home on the street : public art in Montreal and Toronto / Johanne Sloan -- Film festivals as urban encounter and cultural traffic / Dipti Gupta and Janine Marchessault -- Divergent diversities : pluralizing Toronto and Montreal / Jenny Burman -- Reflexive theorizing while travelling through Montreal and Toronto : the global cities discourse, new urbanism, and the travel essays of Jan Morris / Kieran Bonner
Summary The practice of comparison is implicit in every act of imagining, representing, and studying urban experience. Urban Enigmas contributes to recent interdisciplinary interest in cities by introducing comparison as a key methodology for urban cultural analysis
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Arts and society -- Ontario -- Toronto.
Arts and society -- Québec (Province) -- Montréal.
Cultural pluralism -- Ontario -- Toronto.
Cultural pluralism -- Québec (Province) -- Montréal.
Sociology, Urban -- Ontario -- Toronto.
Sociology, Urban -- Québec (Province) -- Montréal.
Montréal (Québec) -- Social conditions.
Toronto (Ont.) -- Social conditions.
Form Electronic book
Author Sloan, Johanne.
LC no. 2007282059
ISBN 0773577076 (electronic bk.)
9780773577077 (electronic bk.)