Re-Presenting the City

Ethnicity, Capital and Culture in the Twenty-First Century Metropolis

  • Anthony D. King

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction: Cities, Texts and Paradigms

    1. Anthony D. King
      Pages 1-19
  3. Ethnicity, Capital, and Culture: Representations of New York City

  4. Ethnicity, Capital, and Culture: Writing the City in Africa and South Asia

  5. Urban Con-Texts: Reading and Writing the City

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 269-282

About this book


This interdisciplinary and critical collection of essays examines recent visual, architectural and spatial transformations in New York and other major cities in relation to issues of ethnicity, capital and culture. Innovative and wide-raning, the essays move between interpretative representations of the newly emerging metropolis and the larger theoretical and methodological questions raised by the task of representation itself. Contributors reflect on the construction of both the real and 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.


capital culture gender Gentrification globalization Passing Tradition transformation

Editors and affiliations

  • Anthony D. King
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.BinghamtonUSA
  2. 2.BristolUSA

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