Today is a new metropolitan age and for the first time ever more people live in cities than they do anywhere else. As cities strengthen their international and cultural influence, the global world is acted out most articulately in the world's urban hubs — through its diverse cultures, broad networks and innovative styles of governance. Looking at the city through its internal dynamics, the book examines how governance and cultural policy play out in a national and international framework.
Making a truly global contribution to the literature, editors Isar and Anheier bring together a truly international and highly-respected collection of scholars. In doing so, they skilfully steer debates beyond the city as an economic powerhouse, to cover issues that fully comprehend a city's cultural dynamics and its impact on policy including alternative economies, creativity, migration, diversity, sustainability, education and urban planning.
Innovative in its approach and content, this book is ideal for students, scholars and researchers interested in sociology, urban studies, cultural studies, and public policy.
Part 1: Metropolitan Cultural Politics, Policies and Governance
- Overarching Issues
- Chapter 1: Cities as Geopolitical Spaces for the Global Governance of Culture
- Chapter 2: Communication Networks, Cities and Informal Economies
- Chapter 3: Challenges of Governance in Multi-Ethnic Cities
- Chapter 4: Cities and Universities: A Virtual Cultural Policy Nexus
- Chapter 5: Cities, Culture and Sustainable Development
- Chapter 6: City Branding
- Chapter 7: Competing Cities and Spectacularizing Urban Landscapes
- Chapter 8: The Creative Cities Discourse: Production and/or Consumption?
- Chapter 9: The Creative City: Compelling and Contentious
- City Experiences
- Chapter 10: The Production of Culture: Abu Dhabi's Urban Strategies
- Chapter 11: Amsterdam: A Multicultural Capital of Culture
- Chapter 12: Creative City, City Marketing, Creative Industries and Cultural Policy: Challenges for Antwerp
- Chapter 13: ‘Creative Governance’ in Berlin?
- Chapter 14: Brazzaville: A Global Village of African Culture
- Chapter 15: Spectacularizing Fès
- Chapter 16: Reshaping, Installing, Pioneering, Spearheading… Realignment of Istanbul
- Chapter 17: Johannesburg: Investing in Cultural Economies or Publics?
- Chapter 18: Rich but Divided… the Politics of Cultural Policy in London
- Chapter 19: The Cultural Mapping of L'viv
- Chapter 20: Marseille–Provence 2013: Cultural Capital, but for What Kind of Europe and under Which Globalization?
- Chapter 21: Medellín: Tales of Fear and Hope
- Chapter 22: Melbourne and Brisbane: The Claims of Suburbs
- Chapter 23: Mexico City: Cultural Policies, Governance and Civil Society
- Chapter 24: Mumbai: Historic Preservation by Citizens
- Chapter 25: New York City: City Culture as Public Display
- Chapter 26: Paris: A Process of Metropolitanization
- Chapter 27: São Paulo: Rich Culture, Poor Access
- Chapter 28: Shanghai: Images of Modernity
- Chapter 29: Torino: A Change of Skin and More
- Chapter 30: Vancouver: The Enigmatic Emerging Cultural Metropolis
- Chapter 31: Venice, Reloaded? A Tale of Urban Life (and Death)
- Chapter 32: Cultures and Cities: Some Policy Implications
- Chapter 33: Ethnographic Snapshots: Visions of Cities
Part 2: Indicator Suites