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The City CreativeThe Rise of Urban Placemaking in Contemporary America

The City Creative: The Rise of Urban Placemaking in Contemporary America

Michael H. Carriere and David Schalliol

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780226727226
eISBN:
9780226727363
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226727363.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

The City Creative: The Rise of Urban Placemaking in Contemporary America offers the definitive history of “placemaking,” a concept that has become central to the perceived vitality of the ... More

Scientific HistoryExperiments in History and Politics from the Bolshevik Revolution to the End of the Cold War

Scientific History: Experiments in History and Politics from the Bolshevik Revolution to the End of the Cold War

Elena Aronova

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780226761381
eISBN:
9780226761411
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226761411.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The book recovers the intertwined histories of the sciences and the humanities within the Russian/Soviet scientific landscape, from the crises-ridden decades leading to the Bolshevik Revolution in ... More

Of BridgesA Poetic and Philosophical Account

Of Bridges: A Poetic and Philosophical Account

Thomas Harrison

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780226735290
eISBN:
9780226735320
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226735320.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Of Bridges is a sweeping study of bridges as cultural signifiers, extending its analysis from ancient Rome to the contemporary footbridges of major European cities. At stake is the semantic and ... More

Gathering MedicinesNation and Knowledge in China's Mountain South

Gathering Medicines: Nation and Knowledge in China's Mountain South

Judith Farquhar and Lili Lai

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780226763514
eISBN:
9780226763798
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226763798.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

In the early 2000s, the government of China encouraged the nation’s 55 registered minority nationalities to “salvage, sort, synthesize, and elevate” ethnic medical knowledge in an effort to create ... More

The Comedians of the King"Opéra Comique" and the Bourbon Monarchy on the Eve of Revolution

The Comedians of the King: "Opéra Comique" and the Bourbon Monarchy on the Eve of Revolution

Julia Doe

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780226743257
eISBN:
9780226743394
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226743394.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

Lyric theater in ancien régime France was an eminently political art, tied to the demands of court spectacle. Tragic opera (tragédie lyrique) was invented under the auspices of monarchy, and ... More

How Socrates Became SocratesA Study of Plato's "Phaedo," "Parmenides," and "Symposium"

How Socrates Became Socrates: A Study of Plato's "Phaedo," "Parmenides," and "Symposium"

Laurence Lampert

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780226746333
eISBN:
9780226746470
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226746470.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This second Plato book of mine treats the three dialogues, Phaedo, Parmenides, and Symposium, in which Plato showed how a young Socrates became the mature philosopher of all the dialogues. Plato ... More

Believing in South CentralEveryday Islam in the City of Angels

Believing in South Central: Everyday Islam in the City of Angels

Pamela J. Prickett

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780226747149
eISBN:
9780226747316
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226747316.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The area of Los Angeles known as South Central is often overshadowed by dismal stereotypes, problematic racial stigmas, and its status as the home to some of the city’s poorest and most violent ... More

Darfur Allegory

Darfur Allegory

Rogaia Mustafa Abusharaf

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780226761695
eISBN:
9780226761862
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226761862.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

The Darfur conflict exploded in early 2003 when two rebel groups, the Sudan Liberation Movement/Army and the Justice and Equality Movement, struck military installations in Darfur. The resulting ... More

Ruling CultureArt Police, Tomb Robbers, and the Rise of Cultural Power in Italy

Ruling Culture: Art Police, Tomb Robbers, and the Rise of Cultural Power in Italy

Fiona Greenland

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780226756981
eISBN:
9780226757179
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226757179.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Through much of its history, Italy was Europe’s heart of the arts, an artistic playground for foreign élites and powers who bought, sold, and sometimes plundered millions of Italian artworks and ... More

How Green Became GoodUrbanized Nature and the Making of Cities and Citizens

How Green Became Good: Urbanized Nature and the Making of Cities and Citizens

Hillary Angelo

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780226738994
eISBN:
9780226739182
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226739182.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This book offers a sociological explanation of urban greening as a contemporary global phenomenon, and of widespread perceptions of green as a “good” for cities. Urban-environmental scholarship ... More

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