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Mapping the Megalopolis

Order and Disorder in Mexico City
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ISBN-13:
9781498559799
Einband:
Ebook
Seiten:
305
Autor:
Glen David Kuecker
eBook Typ:
Adobe Digital Editions
Kopierschutz:
Adobe DRM [Hard-DRM]
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Mapping the Megalopolis is an interdisciplinary collection of 10 essays on contemporary Mexico City. Through topics such as the privatization of public space and challenges to existing conceptualizations of the urban form, it explores the order and disorder that mutually constitute the city in its social, political, and aesthetic manifestations.
Mapping the Megalopolis: Order and Disorder in Mexico City brings the humanities and the social sciences into a conversation about Mexico City in its social, political, and aesthetic manifestations. Through a shared exploration of the order and disorder that mutually constitute the city, contributing authors engage topics such as the privatization of public space, challenges to existing conceptualizations of the urban form, and variations on the flâneur and other urban actors. Mexico City is truly a city of versions, and Mapping the Megalopolis celebrates the intersection of the image of the city and the lived experience of it. Readers will find substantive entries on a great variety of Mexico City’s monumental and counter-monumental spaces, as well as some of its pivotal contemporary debates and cultural products. The volume serves both as supplemental reading on the world city or the Latin American city, and as a central text in a multidisciplinary study of Mexico City.
Contents




Introduction: Mapping the Megalopolis


Glen David Kuecker and Alejandro Puga


Chapter One: Mapping Subjectivities: The Body-City of Porfirian Mexico City


Marta Sierra


Chapter Two: Carlos Slim’s Urban Imaginary: Plaza Carso and the Privatization of Public Space


Glen David Kuecker


Chapter Three: Buñuel's Fictional Geographies


V. Daniel Rogers


Chapter Four: Novelistic Cartographies of the Mexico City Flâneur


Alejandro Puga and Patricia Tovar


Chapter Five: Securing the City in Santa Fe: Privatization and Preservation


Shannan Mattiace and Jennifer Johnson


Chapter Six: Muralism, Graffiti, and Urban Art: Visual Politics in Contemporary Mexico City


María Claudia André


Chapter Seven: La Polvorilla: Seeking Self-Sufficiency in Iztapalapa, México D.F.


Jennifer Johnson and Shannan Mattiace


Chapter Eight: Porous Urbanism: Order and Disorder in Colonia Santo Domingo


Charlotte Blair


Chapter Nine: Sense-Making in the Megalopolis: Navigating Korean Signs in Pequeño Seúl


Karen Velasquez


Chapter Ten: Riding a Tandem Bicycle: Valeria Luiselli Maps the Sidewalks of Mexico City


Patrick O’Connor


Conclusion: From DF to CDMX: The (Dis)order of Becoming a World City


Alejandro Puga and Glen David Kuecker


Bibliography


About the Contributors

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