Unseen City

Unseen City
Author: Ankhi Mukherjee
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-11-30
ISBN: 1009051164
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In Unseen City: The Psychic Lives of the Urban Poor, Ankhi Mukherjee offers a magisterial work of literary and cultural criticism which examines the relationship between global cities, poverty, and psychoanalysis. Spanning three continents, this hugely ambitious book reads fictional representations of poverty with each city's psychoanalytic and psychiatric culture, particularly as that culture is fostered by state policies toward the welfare needs of impoverished populations. It explores the causal relationship between precarity and mental health through clinical case studies, the product of extensive collaborations and knowledge-sharing with community psychotherapeutic initiatives in six global cities. These are layered with twentieth- and twenty-first-century works of world literature that explore issues of identity, illness, and death at the intersections of class, race, globalisation, and migrancy. In Unseen City, Mukherjee argues that a humanistic and imaginative engagement with the psychic lives of the dispossessed is key to an adapted psychoanalysis for the poor, and that seeking equity of the unconscious is key to poverty alleviation.

Unseen City

Unseen City
Author: Amy Shearn
Publsiher: Red Hen Press
Total Pages: 299
Release: 2020-09-29
ISBN: 1597094323
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A spinster librarian in New York City becomes obsessed with a patron and his haunted house in this novel by the author of The Mermaid of Brooklyn. In a city teeming with stories, how do lost souls find one another? It’s a question Meg Rhys doesn’t think she’s asking. Meg is a self-identified spinster librarian, satisfied with living with her cat, stacks of books, and her dead sister’s ghost in her New York City apartment. Then she becomes obsessed with an intriguing library patron and the haunted house he’s trying to research. The house has its own story to tell too, of love and war, of racism’s fallout and the ghost story that is gentrification, and of Brooklyn before it was Brooklyn. What follows is an exploration of what home is, how we live with loss, who belongs in the city and to whom the city belongs, and the possibilities and power of love. Praise for Unseen City “Gripping, moving, and vital, Unseen City asks how human life might defy its lifespan—in the throes of love, the conviction of belief, and each person’s mark upon a city that will survive them. For two days, I laughed at Amy Shearn’s wry humor and gasped at her gorgeous sentences; I couldn’t put this brilliant book down until its perfect final line (and I’m haunted still—which is appropriate, I suppose)!” —Miranda Beverly-Whittemore, bestselling author of June and Bittersweet “A ghost story that focuses not on a single spirit but on an entire city whose layered history haunts its occupants. . . . Like the ghosts who inhabit its pages, the novel lingers long after you’ve put it down.” —Kirkus Reviews “Luminous. . . . Shearn’s nimble storytelling unearths a fascinating and fraught history.” —Publishers Weekly “Amy Shearn’s modern fable Unseen City is anchored by smart, sly humor. It delves into the layered social, psychological, and historical architecture of New York City. . . . [It] demands calling out the names of the dead, assuring its audience that they’re ready to answer and say, “I’m here.” —Foreword Reviews

Unseen City

Unseen City
Author: Nathanael Johnson
Publsiher: Rodale
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-04-05
ISBN: 1623363853
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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It all started with Nathanael Johnson's decision to teach his daughter, Josephine, the names of every tree they passed as they walked up the hill to daycare in San Francisco, CA. it was a ridiculous project, not just because she couldn't even say the word "tree" yet, but also because he couldn't name a single one of them. When confronted with the futility of his mission, his instinctive response was to expand it, Don Quixote-style, until its audacity obscured its stupidity. And so the project expanded to include an expertise in city-dwelling birds (the raptors, the shockingly shrewd crows, the gulls, the misunderstood pigeons), rodents (raccoons, rats, squirrels), and tiny crawling things (the superpowers of snails, the vast intercontinental warfare of ants). There's an unseen world all around us. There are wonders that we walk past every day without noticing. Johnson has written a book that will widen the pinhole through which we see the world. What does the world look like through the eyes of a peregrine falcon, or a raccoon, or an ant? What does a sidewalk Gingko balboa "see?" What would you learn each morning if you understood how to speak pigeon? If we look closely enough, Johnson believes that the walk to the subway can be just as entrancing as a walk through the forest. Follow along as the author and his family search for the beauty and meaning of nature in an urban jungle.

Our Home Beyond the Tide

Our Home Beyond the Tide
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 252
Release: 1872
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Religious poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Poems

Poems
Author: Marietta Holley
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 216
Release: 1887
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Horizons

Horizons
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1980
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Theology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Invisible City

The Invisible City
Author: Kyle Gillette
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2020-04-23
ISBN: 0429649282
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Invisible City explores urban spaces from the perspective of a traveller, writer, and creator of theatre to illuminate how cities offer travellers and residents theatrical visions while also remaining mostly invisible, beyond the limits of attention. The book explores the city as both stage and content in three parts. Firstly, it follows in pattern Italo Calvino's novel Invisible Cities, wherein Marco Polo describes cities to the Mongol emperor Kublai Khan, to produce a constellation of vignettes recalling individual cities through travel writing and engagement with artworks. Secondly, Gillette traces the Teatro Potlach group and its ongoing immersive, site-specific performance project Invisible Cities, which has staged performances in dozens of cities across Europe and the Americas. The final part of the book offers useful exercises for artists and travellers interested in researching their own invisible cities. Written for practitioners, travellers, students, and thinkers interested in the city as site and source of performance, The Invisible City mixes travelogue with criticism and cleverly combines philosophical meditations with theatrical pedagogy.

City of Northern and Central Italy by Augustus J C Hare

City of Northern and Central Italy by Augustus J  C  Hare
Author: Augustus John Cuthbert Hare
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 376
Release: 1876
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Standard phonographic Visitor

The Standard phonographic Visitor
Author: Andrew Jackson Graham
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1870
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Shorthand
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Christian consoler or Words of counsel and solace ed by J F W

The Christian consoler  or  Words of counsel and solace  ed  by J F W
Author: Christian consoler
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1867
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Salman Rushdie s Cities

Salman Rushdie s Cities
Author: Vassilena Parashkevova
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2012-02-16
ISBN: 1441148647
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Salman Rushdie s Cities Book Excerpt:

Employing Salman Rushdie as a guide to a historicized contemporary, this study offers an interdisciplinary exploration of the plurality of cities along his transnational trajectory. It engages with the geographically identifiable Bombay, Karachi, Islamabad, London or New York; the phantasmal, politically coded, Jahilia or Mildendo, the inspirational yet flawed urban precedents of Fatehpur Sikri or Renaissance Florence and the ways these cities generate, interact with and transform each other. The book situates Rushdie's cities in relation to developments in Bombay, Karachi, Islamabad and London writing and focuses on novels which shuttle between cities. Parashkevova attends to cities' cultural and historical contexts, to many of Rushdie's numerous literary, cinematic and artistic influences and to diverse events, processes and paradigms - earthquakes, translations, seductions - that politically re-position cities and citizens on the contemporary urban map.

In Doors and Out

In Doors and Out
Author: Dame Elizabeth Wordsworth
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 131
Release: 1881
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Unfair Housing

Unfair Housing
Author: Mara S. Sidney
Publsiher: Studies in Government & Public
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2003
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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It is difficult to ignore the fact that, even as the United States becomes much more racially and ethnically diverse, our neighborhoods remain largely segregated. The 1968 Fair Housing Act and 1977 Community Reinvestment Act promised to end discrimination, yet for millions of Americans housing options remain far removed from the American Dream. Why do most neighborhoods in American cities continue to be racially divided? The problem, suggests Mara Sidney, lies with the policies themselves. She contends that to understand why discrimination persists, we need to understand the political challenges faced by advocacy groups who implement them. In Unfair Housing she offers a new explanation for the persistent color lines in our cities by showing how weak national policy has silenced and splintered grassroots activists. Sidney explains how political compromise among national lawmakers with divergent interests resulted in housing legislation that influenced how community activists defined discrimination, what actions they took, and which political relationships they cultivated. As a result, local governments became less likely to include housing discrimination on their agendas, existing laws went unenforced, and racial segregation continued. A former undercover investigator for a fair housing advocacy group, Sidney takes readers into the neighborhoods of Minneapolis and Denver to show how federal housing policy actually works. She examines how these laws played out in these cities and reveals how they eroded activists' capability to force more sweeping reform in housing policy. Sidney also shows how activist groups can cultivate community resources to overcome these difficulties, looking across levels of government to analyze how national policies interact with local politics. In the first book to apply policy design theories of Anne Schneider and Helen Ingram to an empirical case, Sidney illuminates overlooked impacts of fair housing and community reinvestment policies and extends their theories to the study of local politics and nonprofit organizations. Sidney argues forcefully that understanding the link between national policy and local groups sheds light on our failure to reduce discrimination and segregation. As battles over fair housing continue, her book helps us understand the shape of the battlefield and the prospects for victory.

Cities of Northern Italy

Cities of Northern Italy
Author: Augustus John Cuthbert Hare
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1884
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Cities and towns
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Lyceum Guide

The Lyceum Guide
Author: Emma Rood Tuttle
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 177
Release: 1894
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Hymns, English
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Cities of Northern and Central Italy

Cities of Northern and Central Italy
Author: Augustus John Cuthbert Hare
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1876
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Cities and towns
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Sermons Delivered in Louisville Kentucky June September 1893

Sermons Delivered in Louisville  Kentucky  June September  1893
Author: John William McGarvey
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 339
Release: 1894
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Sermons, American
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Cathedral

The Cathedral
Author: Isaac Williams
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 260
Release: 1889
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Cathedrals
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Tuftonian

The Tuftonian
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1894
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Christian Osborne s Friends

Christian Osborne s Friends
Author: Harriet Miller Davidson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1869
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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