By Dorothee Brantz, Sasha Disko, Georg Wagner-Kyora
May possibly the recommendations of »metropolitanism« and »thick area« reduction our figuring out of ancient and modern city swap? Essays through students from each side of the Atlantic offer interdisciplinary ways to the complicated dynamics of large-scale urbanization. The booklet opens with conceptual questions in regards to the improvement of metropoles and metropolitan stories. the subsequent sections offer analyses of the social, environmental, and cultural dimensions of metropolitan areas from either a theoretical and an empirical point of view, similar to the function of making plans and concrete parks, the influence of ethnic variety and segregation, where of cinematic visions or the centrality of infrastructures and structure.
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Like the legendary magnetic mountain, the metropolis attracts people and goods, but above all a plethora of plausible, extreme, and mythical interpretations, meanings, hopes, and fears. People flock here from everywhere because the big city, with its variety, extreme divisions of labor, high density, gigantic, thus “fluid” and unpredictable, society, offers a wealth of new opportunities, above all, for career success. This aspect can be found in displays of prestige and 34 | H EINZ R EIF lifestyle and escape from social control.
It is a place that makes a wide range of information and news available. It is frequently the seat of government and a gathering point of national and international power and highly qualified elites—a place where elite and mass culture meet. In short, in social science parlance, a metropolis is a site of the highest national and international political, economic and, above all, (high) cultural centrality. • The metropolis has always been the preferred destination of migration, and thus a site of highly intensified ethnic, social, and cultural diversity.
7 David Harvey, The Condition of Postmodernity (Cambridge: 1989). 8 Zukin, Cultures of Cities. 9 Saskia Sassen, Metropolen des Weltmarktes. : 1996). 10 Richard Florida, The Rise of the Creative Class: And How It's Transforming Work, Leisure and Everyday Life (New York: 2002). 11 Thomas Steinfeld and Heidrun Suhr, “Vorwort,” in In der großen Stadt. : 1990), 7. 12 Margit Mayer, “Metropolitan Research in Transatlantic Perspective,” in this volume. 13 If the latter is the case, and global cities are the metropolises of today, then why do we need to introduce this blurring concept of metropolis, if we already work with a clear definition of what a global city is?
Thick Space: Approaches to Metropolitanism by Dorothee Brantz, Sasha Disko, Georg Wagner-Kyora