Die fünfzehnjährige Clary lebt mit ihrer Mutter Jocelyn in New York. Als diese unter höchst merkwürdigen Umständen entführt wird, offenbart sich Clary ein wohlgehütetes Familiengeheimnis: Ihre Mutter war einst eine Schattenjägerin, Mitglied einer Bruderschaft, die seit über tausend Jahren Dämonen jagt. Als Clary selbst von düsteren Gestalten angegriffen wird, rettet der ebenso attraktive wie geheimnisvolle Jace ihr das Leben. Er nimmt sie mit ins New Yorker Institut der Gruppe, und nach und nach wird Clary immer tiefer in diese faszinierende Welt hineingezogen. Doch ein tödlicher Machtkampf zwischen Gut und Böse droht die Gemeinschaft der Dämonenjäger zu zerreißen. Werden Clary und Jace es schaffen, Jocelyn zu retten und die Welt der Schattenjäger vor dem Untergang zu bewahren? Neuausgabe des bereits 2008 erschienenen Romans.
Die Mutter ist in einer psychiatrischen Anstalt, der Vater ein General der U.S. Army, irgendwo in den Vereinigten Staaten stationiert. Doch der zwölfjährige Wunderknabe Gould ist nicht einsam, denn er hat sich zwei Bodyguards ausgedacht: stumm der eine, riesig der andere. Und außerdem hat er gerade bei einer Telefonumfrage die dreißigjährige Shatzy Shell kennengelernt, die nun bei ihm einzieht und sich als sein Kindermädchen ausgibt. Langweilig wird es dem ungleichen Paar nie, denn sie haben sich die seltsamsten Geschichten zu erzählen.
Representations of the city have typically focused on urban dichotomies such as renewal or decline, poverty or prosperity, and politics or culture. These simplistic portrayals leave many fundamental questions unanswered. What constitutes a city? What images and discourses are used to construct it? What makes city dwellers succeed or fail? Discussing recent visual, architectural and spatial transformations in New York and other major world cities in relation to the themes of ethnicity, capital, and culture, Re- Presenting the City moves between interpretative representations of the newly emerging metropolis and the theoretical and methodological questions raised by the task of representation itself. Contributors from an wide range of backgrounds--urban planning, philosophy, sociology, folklore studies, cultural studies and architecture--reflect on the construction of both the real and the unreal city, the images, metaphors and discourses through which the contemporary city is represented, and the texts which both mediate our experience of, as well as contribute to producing, the city of the future.
Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2001 im Fachbereich Geowissenschaften / Geographie - Bevölkerungsgeographie, Stadt- u. Raumplanung, Note: 1, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg (Geowissenschaften), Veranstaltung: Seminar US Siedlung/Industrie/Bevölkerung, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Struktur und Entwicklung von Metropolen: Beispiel Mexiko-City 1. Allgemeine Informationen Mexico-City liegt auf etwa 99° westlicher geographischer Länge und 18° nördlicher Breite. Die Stadt befindet sich im Becken des zentralen Hochlandes Mexikos etwa 2.300 Meter über NN. Dementsprechend ist das Klima relativ trocken, die Jahresniederschläge liegen im Mittel bei etwa 580mm.Die mittlere Jahrestemperatur beträgt 15,6°C, wobei kaum saisonale Schwankungen zu verzeichnen sind. Auf Grund der tektonischen Situation ist das Gebiet akut erdbebengefährdet. Mexico-City gilt heute als weltgrößte Stadt bzw. Agglomeration. Auf einer Stadtfläche von 1.480km2 leben heute etwa 10 Millionen Menschen. Die wesentlich weiter gefasste Agglomeration Mexico-City zählt zwischen 23 und 26 Millionen Menschen. [...]
Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2010 im Fachbereich Filmwissenschaft, Note: 1,0, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Sex and the City" So der Name eines der grossten TV-Phanomene der ausgehenden Neunziger bzw. Anfang der Zweitausender Jahre. Basierend auf der wochentlichen Kolumne von Candance Bushnell, die im New York Observer" erschien und 1996 als Buch aufgelegt wurde, hatte die Serie rund um Bushnells Alter Ego Carrie Bradshaw ihre Anfange 1998 und fand von Anfang an grossen Anklang, gleichwohl wie sie polarisierte. Bis 2004 wurden sechs Staffeln der Serie abgedreht und ob der gewagten und zum heutigen Frauenbild passenden Themen, der sexuellen Offenheit ( In-your-face-talk" ) und nicht zuletzt der daraus resultierenden Komik erfreuten sich die Serie ebenso wie der nach Absetzung der Serie 2008 produzierte Film Sex and the City" gerade bei Frauen aussergewohnlicher Beliebtheit. In der folgenden Arbeit gehe ich vorerst darauf ein, wie in der Serie Similaritats- bzw. Kontiguitatselemente eingesetzt werden und wie daraus die fur die Serie typische Continuity entsteht. Danach mochte ich aufzeigen, wo die Serie metaisierende bzw. selbstreferentielle Tendenzen aufweist und welche Wirkung daraus fur den Zuschauer resultiert."
This book focuses on linguistic landscapes in present-day urban settings. In a wide-ranging collection of studies of major world cities, the authors investigate both the forces that shape linguistic landscape and the impact of the linguistic landscape on the wider social and cultural reality. Not only does the book offer a wealth of case studies and comparisons to complement existing publications on linguistic landscape, but the editors aim to investigate the nature of a field of study which is characterised by its interest in ‘ordered disorder’. The editors aspire to delve into linguistic landscape beyond its appearance as a jungle of jumbled and irregular items by focusing on the variations in linguistic landscape configurations and recognising that it is but one more field of the shaping of social reality under diverse, uncoordinated and possibly incongruent structuration principles.
HBO’s hit series Sex and the City has a huge international fanbase and has picked up major awards, yet until now it has received little critical attention. This highly readable critical celebration of the life and times of Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha looks at the series as a new departure for TV comedy drama, discussing its position in an increasingly complex television landscape, and pioneers innovative approaches to the study of contemporary television culture. The book explores, among many other issues, female fandom and fan culture; fashion and fashion journalism; male archetypes and the search for Mr Right; third wave feminism; sex and the single girl and indeed sex and the citizen. The book includes a full episode guide and a map of Sex and the City’s New York. I.B.TAURIS BESTSELLER 2004 The editors have managed to mirror the show’s fine balancing act between breezy and serious. Sex and the City – and this book – illustrate not only that feminism is alive and well, but that good writing by and about women is too. – The Irish Times
A pioneering urban economist presents a myth-shattering look at the majesty and greatness of cities America is an urban nation, yet cities get a bad rap: they're dirty, poor, unhealthy, environmentally unfriendly . . . or are they? In this revelatory book, Edward Glaeser, a leading urban economist, declares that cities are actually the healthiest, greenest, and richest (in both cultural and economic terms) places to live. He travels through history and around the globe to reveal the hidden workings of cities and how they bring out the best in humankind. Using intrepid reportage, keen analysis, and cogent argument, Glaeser makes an urgent, eloquent case for the city's importance and splendor, offering inspiring proof that the city is humanity's greatest creation and our best hope for the future. "A masterpiece." -Steven D. Levitt, coauthor of Freakonomics "Bursting with insights." -The New York Times Book Review
Los Angeles incarcerates more people than any other city in the United States, which imprisons more people than any other nation on Earth. This book explains how the City of Angels became the capital city of the world's leading incarcerator. Marshaling more than two centuries of evidence, historian Kelly Lytle Hernandez unmasks how histories of native elimination, immigrant exclusion, and black disappearance drove the rise of incarceration in Los Angeles. In this telling, which spans from the Spanish colonial era to the outbreak of the 1965 Watts Rebellion, Hernandez documents the persistent historical bond between the racial fantasies of conquest, namely its settler colonial form, and the eliminatory capacities of incarceration. But City of Inmates is also a chronicle of resilience and rebellion, documenting how targeted peoples and communities have always fought back. They busted out of jail, forced Supreme Court rulings, advanced revolution across bars and borders, and, as in the summer of 1965, set fire to the belly of the city. With these acts those who fought the rise of incarceration in Los Angeles altered the course of history in the city, the borderlands, and beyond. This book recounts how the dynamics of conquest met deep reservoirs of rebellion as Los Angeles became the City of Inmates, the nation's carceral core. It is a story that is far from over.
"Adopting the guise of a flaneur, Wilson reconsiders the classical imagery of the city from the viewpoints of diverse groups of women: bourgeois wives, prostitutes, transvestite writers, and others. Its originality resides in its deft, consistently provocative interweaving of underground feminist discourses with the familiar, male-infected rhetorics of urban experience."—Mike Davis, author of City of Quartz
Cities are both products of culture, and sites where culture is made and received. By presenting the very best of classic and contemporary writing on the culture of cities, The City Cultures Reader provides an accessible overview of the diverse material on the interface between cities and culture. The extensively revised and updated second edition of The City Cultures Reader now features fifty generous writings (of which thirty-eight are new) organised into ten parts which explore themes such as: what is a city?; what is culture?; symbolic economies; the culture industry; culture and technologies; everyday lives; contesting identity; boundaries and transgressions; utopias and dystopias; and possible urban futures. Designed to aid student understanding, this new edition now features extensive introductory sections that define both the city and culture. Part introductions outline the major themes, whilst introductions to the individual writings explain their interest and significance to wider debates. Annotated further reading is also provided at the end of each Part.
The City and Man consists of provocative essays by the late Leo Strauss on Aristotle's Politics, Plato's Republic, and Thucydides' Peloponnesian Wars. Together, the essays constitute a brilliant attempt to use classical political philosophy as a means of liberating modern political philosophy from the stranglehold of ideology. The essays are based on a long and intimate familiarity with the works, but the essay on Aristotle is especially important as one of Strauss's few writings on the philosopher who largely shaped Strauss's conception of antiquity. The essay on Plato is a full-scale discussion of Platonic political philosophy, wide in scope yet compact in execution. When discussing Thucydides, Strauss succeeds not only in presenting the historian as a moral thinker of high rank, but in drawing his thought into the orbit of philosophy, and thus indicating a relation of history and philosophy that does not presuppose the absorption of philosophy by history.
Revising conventional wisdom about the Klan, Mr. Jackson shows that its roots in the 1920s can also be found in the burgeoning cities. Comprehensively researched, methodically organized, lucidly written...a book to be respected. Journal of American History."
Bicycling in cities is booming, for many reasons: health and environmental benefits, time and cost savings, more and better bike lanes and paths, innovative bike sharing programs, and the sheer fun of riding. City Cycling offers a guide to this urban cycling renaissance, with the goal of promoting cycling as sustainable urban transportation available to everyone. It reports on cycling trends and policies in cities in North America, Europe, and Australia, and offers information on such topics as cycling safety, cycling infrastructure provisions including bikeways and bike parking, the wide range of bike designs and bike equipment, integration of cycling with public transportation, and promoting cycling for women and children. City Cycling emphasizes that bicycling should not be limited to those who are highly trained, extremely fit, and daring enough to battle traffic on busy roads. The chapters describe ways to make city cycling feasible, convenient, and safe for commutes to work and school, shopping trips, visits, and other daily transportation needs. The book also offers detailed examinations and illustrations of cycling conditions in different urban environments: small cities (including Davis, California, and Delft, the Netherlands), large cities (including Sydney, Chicago, Toronto and Berlin), and "megacities" (London, New York, Paris, and Tokyo). These chapters offer a closer look at how cities both with and without historical cycling cultures have developed cycling programs over time. The book makes clear that successful promotion of city cycling depends on coordinating infrastructure, programs, and government policies.
With the publication of Bright Lights, Big City in 1984, Jay McInerney became a literary sensation, heralded as the voice of a generation. The novel follows a young man, living in Manhattan as if he owned it, through nightclubs, fashion shows, editorial offices, and loft parties as he attempts to outstrip mortality and the recurring approach of dawn. With nothing but goodwill, controlled substances, and wit to sustain him in this anti-quest, he runs until he reaches his reckoning point, where he is forced to acknowledge loss and, possibly, to rediscover his better instincts. This remarkable novel of youth and New York remains one of the most beloved, imitated, and iconic novels in America.
The Creative City is a clarion call for imaginative action in developing and running urban life. It shows how to think, plan and act creatively in addressing urban issues, with remarkable examples of innovation and regeneration from around the world. This revised edition of Charles Landry's highly influential text has been updated with a new, extensive overview.
As mysterious murders threaten the new peace between Shadowhunters and Downworlders, only Simon, the Daylighter vampire, can help bring both groups together.
St Augustine, bishop of Hippo, was one of the central figures in the history of Christianity, and City of God is one of his greatest theological works. Written as an eloquent defence of the faith at a time when the Roman Empire was on the brink of collapse, it examines the ancient pagan religions of Rome, the arguments of the Greek philosophers and the revelations of the Bible. Pointing the way forward to a citizenship that transcends the best political experiences of the world and offers citizenship that will last for eternity, City of God is one of the most influential documents in the development of Christianity.