Urban Enigmas: Montreal, Toronto, and the Problem of Comparing Cities Johanne Sloan

ISBN: 9780773577077

Published: February 12th 2007

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312 pages


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Urban Enigmas: Montreal, Toronto, and the Problem of Comparing Cities  by  Johanne Sloan

Urban Enigmas: Montreal, Toronto, and the Problem of Comparing Cities by Johanne Sloan
February 12th 2007 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 312 pages | ISBN: 9780773577077 | 3.18 Mb

Contributors, part of the collaborative research project The Culture of Cities: Montreal, Toronto, Dublin, and Berlin, address theoretical and methodological aspects of comparison, while case-studies examine the mutually constituted identities ofMoreContributors, part of the collaborative research project The Culture of Cities: Montreal, Toronto, Dublin, and Berlin, address theoretical and methodological aspects of comparison, while case-studies examine the mutually constituted identities of Montreal and Toronto through examples of travel writing, public art, film festivals, theatrical performances, diasporic communities, ethnic festivals, and urban media.

Comparison is shown to be not only something performed by experts but a deeply embedded, everyday social practice that contributes to the mutable identities of cities. Urban Enigmas demonstrates that the accumulation of urban actions, encounters, experiences, and relationships create distinctive patterns that make it possible to recognize the particularity of cities.



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