Languages


Urban Spaces and Cultures

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CULT 555 Urban Spaces and Cultures
How do we begin to understand te diffrences ,commonalities, and interconnections between 'World Cities' - such as Cairo, New York, Istanbul or Singapore? This course provides a ciritical guide to diverse ideas, concepts and frameworks used to study such cities. It explores how city spaces and cultures are constituted, divided and contested, by focusing such topics as: colonial landspaces of power and exclusion, modernist projects of urban renewal and dislocation, 'post-modern' spaces of spectacle and consumption, ghettoes of affluence and poverty, ethnic divisions of labor and informal economies behind the facades of the global capital.
SU Credits : 3
ECTS Credit : 10
Prerequisite : -
Corequisite : -