European cities : modernity, race and colonialism / edited by Noa K. Ha and Giovanni Picker.

  • Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2022.
  • ©2022
xv, 269 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm


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"European cities: Modernity, race and colonialism is a multidisciplinary collection of scholarly studies which rethink European urban modernity from a race-conscious perspective, being aware of (post-)colonial entanglements. The twelve original contributions empirically focus on such various cities as Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Cottbus, Genoa, Hamburg, Madrid, Mitrovica, Naples, Paris, Sheffield, and Thessaloniki, engaging multiple combinations of global urban studies, from various historical perspectives, with postcolonial, decolonial and critical race studies. Primarily inspired by the notion of Provincializing Europe (Dipesh Chakrabarty) the collection interrogates dominant, Eurocentric theories, representations and models of European cities across the East-West divide, offering the reader alternative perspectives to understand and imagine urban life and politics. With its focus on Europe, this book ultimately contributes to decades of rigorous critical race scholarship on varied global urban regions. European cities is a vital reading for anyone interested in the complex interactions between colonial legacies and constructions of 'modernity', in view of catering to social change and urban justice."--Publisher's description.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Introduction: rethinking the European urban / Noa K. Ha and Giovanni Picker
  • Part I: Provincialising historicism. Parochial imaginations: the 'European city' as a territorialised entity / Anke Schwarz
  • Countermapping colonial amnesia in Parisian landscapes / Tania Mancheno
  • Provincialising industry: hyperreal urban modernity in nineteenth-century Buenos Aires / Antonio Carbone
  • Part II: Provincialising (urban) geography. Provincialising convivality: convivial boundary-making in post-Ottoman, socialist and divided Mitrovica / Pieter Troch
  • Urban infrastructures, migration and the reproduction of colonial forms of difference / Aidan Mosselson
  • Decolonising Cottbus: unmasking coloniality/modernity and 'imperial difference' in post (real)socialist urban sites of remembrance / Miriam Friz Trzeciak and Manuel Peter
  • Part III: Provincialising the (urban) political. Decolonial migrant claims to the metropole: views from two Mediterranean cities / Mahdis Azarmandi and Piro Rexhepi
  • Portuguese urban studies: between race and the absence of racism / Ana Rita Alves
  • Between hope and despair: how racism and anti-racism produce Madrid / Stoyanka Eneva
  • Theorising Hamburg from the south: racialisation and the development of Wilhelmsburg / Julie Chamberlain
  • Coda: toward urban provisioning / AbdouMaliq Simone.
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  • 9781526158437 ((hardcover))
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