Here’s a partial list of what I’ll be going through this month - some items will drop off, other as-yet-unidentified items will join the group. This is the first and largest section of my Urban Studies comprehensive exam reading list, which is the second of my three fields: I spent the last two months dashing through a long and invigorating Critical Race Theory list; November holds the joys of Visual Culture Theory. If you have suggestions, let me know…
The Public Environment of Cities in the Neo-Liberal Age
Benjamin Barber, “An Architecture of Liberty? The City as Democracy’s Forge,” in Out of Ground Zero: Case Studies in Urban Reinvention, ed. Joan Ockman (New York, N.Y.: Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture, Columbia University, 2002): 184-205.
Susan Bickford, “Constructing Inequality: City Spaces and the Architecture of
Citizenship,” Political Theory (28) No. 3, 2000: 355-376.
Michel Foucault, The Birth of Biopolitics: Lectures at the Collège De France, 1978-79, trans. Graham Burchell (Basingstoke [England]: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008).
Nancy Fraser, “Rethinking the Public Sphere: A Contribution to the Critique of Actually Existing Democracy,” Social Text, no. 25/26 (1990): 56-80.
Erving Goffman, Behavior in Public Places: Notes on the Social Organization of Gatherings (New York: Free Press of Glencoe, 1963).
Jürgen Habermas, “Social Structures Of the Public Sphere,” in The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere: An Inquiry into a Category of Bourgeois Society, trans. Thomas Burger (Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press, 1989), 27-56.
Jason R Hackworth, The Neoliberal City: Governance, Ideology, and Development in American Urbanism (Ithaca [N.Y.]: Cornell University Press, 2007).
David Harvey, Social Justice and the City (University of Georgia Press, 2009).
Dolores Hayden, The Power of Place: Urban Landscapes as Public History (Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press, 1995).
Bill Hillier, The Social Logic of Space (Cambridge [Cambridgeshire]: Cambridge University Press, 1984).
Jane Jacobs, “Uses of Sidewalks: Contact,” in The Death and Life of Great American Cities (New York: Random House, 1961).
Henri Lefebvre, Writings on Cities (Oxford, UK: Blackwell, 1996).
Setha Low and Neil Smith, The Politics of Public Space (Routledge, 2005).
Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris, Sidewalks: Conflict and Negotiation Over Public Space (Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press, 2009).
Doreen B Massey, For Space (London: SAGE, 2005).
Saskia Sassen, The Global City: New York, London, Tokyo, 2nd ed. (Princeton, N.J: Princeton University Press, 2001).
Richard Sennett, The Fall of Public Man, 1st ed. (New York: Vintage Books, 1978).
Michael Sorkin, Variations on a Theme Park: The New American City and the End of Public Space (Hill and Wang, 1992).
Michael Walzer, “The Pleasures and Costs of Urbanity,” in Metropolis: Center and Symbol of Our Times (New York: New York University Press,1995): 320-330.
Michael Warner, Publics and Counterpublics (New York: Zone Books, 2002).
Sam Bass Warner, “The Management of Multiple Urban Images,” in The Pursuit of Urban History, ed. Derek Fraser and Anthony Sutcliffe (London: E. Arnold, 1983).