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Unseen City

Unseen City
The Psychic Lives of the Urban Poor

by Ankhi Mukherjee

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2021-11-30
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1009051164
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In Unseen City: The Psychic Lives of the Urban Poor, Ankhi Mukherjee offers a magisterial work of literary and cultural criticism which examines the relationship between global cities, poverty, and psychoanalysis. Spanning three continents, this hugely ambitious book reads fictional representations of poverty with each city's psychoanalytic and psychiatric culture, particularly as that culture is fostered by state policies toward the welfare needs of impoverished populations. It explores the causal relationship between precarity and mental health through clinical case studies, the product of extensive collaborations and knowledge-sharing with community psychotherapeutic initiatives in six global cities. These are layered with twentieth- and twenty-first-century works of world literature that explore issues of identity, illness, and death at the intersections of class, race, globalisation, and migrancy. In Unseen City, Mukherjee argues that a humanistic and imaginative engagement with the psychic lives of the dispossessed is key to an adapted psychoanalysis for the poor, and that seeking equity of the unconscious is key to poverty alleviation.

Unseen City

Unseen City
A Novel

by Amy Shearn

  • Publisher : Red Hen Press
  • Release : 2020-09-29
  • Pages : 299
  • ISBN : 1597094323
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A spinster librarian in New York City becomes obsessed with a patron and his haunted house in this novel by the author of The Mermaid of Brooklyn. In a city teeming with stories, how do lost souls find one another? It’s a question Meg Rhys doesn’t think she’s asking. Meg is a self-identified spinster librarian, satisfied with living with her cat, stacks of books, and her dead sister’s ghost in her New York City apartment. Then she becomes obsessed with an intriguing library patron and the haunted house he’s trying to research. The house has its own story to tell too, of love and war, of racism’s fallout and the ghost story that is gentrification, and of Brooklyn before it was Brooklyn. What follows is an exploration of what home is, how we live with loss, who belongs in the city and to whom the city belongs, and the possibilities and power of love. Praise for Unseen City “Gripping, moving, and vital, Unseen City asks how human life might defy its lifespan—in the throes of love, the conviction of belief, and each person’s mark upon a city that will survive them. For two days, I laughed at Amy Shearn’s wry humor and gasped at her gorgeous sentences; I couldn’t put this brilliant book down until its perfect final line (and I’m haunted still—which is appropriate, I suppose)!” —Miranda Beverly-Whittemore, bestselling author of June and Bittersweet “A ghost story that focuses not on a single spirit but on an entire city whose layered history haunts its occupants. . . . Like the ghosts who inhabit its pages, the novel lingers long after you’ve put it down.” —Kirkus Reviews “Luminous. . . . Shearn’s nimble storytelling unearths a fascinating and fraught history.” —Publishers Weekly “Amy Shearn’s modern fable Unseen City is anchored by smart, sly humor. It delves into the layered social, psychological, and historical architecture of New York City. . . . [It] demands calling out the names of the dead, assuring its audience that they’re ready to answer and say, “I’m here.” —Foreword Reviews

Unseen City

Unseen City
The Majesty of Pigeons, the Discreet Charm of Snails & Other Wonders of the Urban Wilderness

by Nathanael Johnson

  • Publisher : Rodale Books
  • Release : 2016-04-05
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1623363861
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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It all started with Nathanael Johnson’s decision to teach his daughter the name of every tree they passed on their walk to day care in San Francisco. This project turned into a quest to discover the secrets of the neighborhood’s flora and fauna, and yielded more than names and trivia: Johnson developed a relationship with his nonhuman neighbors. Johnson argues that learning to see the world afresh, like a child, shifts the way we think about nature: Instead of something distant and abstract, nature becomes real—all at once comical, annoying, and beautiful. This shift can add tremendous value to our lives, and it might just be the first step in saving the world. No matter where we live—city, country, oceanside, or mountains—there are wonders that we walk past every day. Unseen City widens the pinhole of our perspective by allowing us to view the world from the high-altitude eyes of a turkey vulture and the distinctly low-altitude eyes of a snail. The narrative allows us to eavesdrop on the comically frenetic life of a squirrel and peer deep into the past with a ginkgo biloba tree. Each of these organisms has something unique to tell us about our neighborhoods and, chapter by chapter, Unseen City takes us on a journey that is part nature lesson and part love letter to the world’s urban jungles. With the right perspective, a walk to the subway can be every bit as entrancing as a walk through a national park.

Unseen City

Unseen City
The Majesty of Pigeons, the Discreet Charm of Snails & Other Wonders of the Urban Wilderness

by Nathanael Johnson

  • Publisher : Rodale
  • Release : 2016-04-05
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1623363853
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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It all started with Nathanael Johnson's decision to teach his daughter, Josephine, the names of every tree they passed as they walked up the hill to daycare in San Francisco, CA. it was a ridiculous project, not just because she couldn't even say the word "tree" yet, but also because he couldn't name a single one of them. When confronted with the futility of his mission, his instinctive response was to expand it, Don Quixote-style, until its audacity obscured its stupidity. And so the project expanded to include an expertise in city-dwelling birds (the raptors, the shockingly shrewd crows, the gulls, the misunderstood pigeons), rodents (raccoons, rats, squirrels), and tiny crawling things (the superpowers of snails, the vast intercontinental warfare of ants). There's an unseen world all around us. There are wonders that we walk past every day without noticing. Johnson has written a book that will widen the pinhole through which we see the world. What does the world look like through the eyes of a peregrine falcon, or a raccoon, or an ant? What does a sidewalk Gingko balboa "see?" What would you learn each morning if you understood how to speak pigeon? If we look closely enough, Johnson believes that the walk to the subway can be just as entrancing as a walk through the forest. Follow along as the author and his family search for the beauty and meaning of nature in an urban jungle.

The Unseen City

The Unseen City
Anthropological Perspectives on Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

by Michael Bruce Goddard

  • Publisher : Pandanus Books
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 225
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Based on the fieldwork of an anthropologist among people in Port Moresby's much-maligned migrant 'settlements'. It addresses the contemporary situation of these urban peoples, displacing popular generalizations with more detailed accounts which do justice to their resilience, and creative responses to the challenges of living in a burgeoning Melanesian city.

Unseen City

Unseen City
A Book

by Amy Shearn

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2020
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781597093675
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Unseen City is a multi-generational portrait of New York and the unexpected connections between a lonely Brooklyn librarian, a widower returning to his roots, and a ghost still lingering in a home that was once part of an activist-founded farming settlement.

Our Home Beyond the Tide

Our Home Beyond the Tide
And Kindred Poems

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1872
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Poems

Poems
A Book

by Marietta Holley

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1887
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Horizons

Horizons
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1980
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Christian consoler, or, Words of counsel and solace, ed. by J.F.W.

The Christian consoler, or, Words of counsel and solace, ed. by J.F.W.
A Book

by Christian consoler

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1867
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Invisible City

The Invisible City
Travel, Attention, and Performance

by Kyle Gillette

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2020-04-23
  • Pages : 132
  • ISBN : 0429649282
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Invisible City explores urban spaces from the perspective of a traveller, writer, and creator of theatre to illuminate how cities offer travellers and residents theatrical visions while also remaining mostly invisible, beyond the limits of attention. The book explores the city as both stage and content in three parts. Firstly, it follows in pattern Italo Calvino's novel Invisible Cities, wherein Marco Polo describes cities to the Mongol emperor Kublai Khan, to produce a constellation of vignettes recalling individual cities through travel writing and engagement with artworks. Secondly, Gillette traces the Teatro Potlach group and its ongoing immersive, site-specific performance project Invisible Cities, which has staged performances in dozens of cities across Europe and the Americas. The final part of the book offers useful exercises for artists and travellers interested in researching their own invisible cities. Written for practitioners, travellers, students, and thinkers interested in the city as site and source of performance, The Invisible City mixes travelogue with criticism and cleverly combines philosophical meditations with theatrical pedagogy.

Love In Paris - Poetic Guide to the Romance of the City

Love In Paris - Poetic Guide to the Romance of the City
A Book

by Lepota Cosmo

  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Release : 2016-02-05
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1329884655
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A first quote book about Paris, literary and cultural pendant and great tour literature. Here for the first time do we have thoughts and impressions of intellectuals, and people, expressing their views about City of Love: Cezanne, Gertude Stein, Derrida, Elbaz, Picasso, Cocteau, Hemingway, Camus, Visconti, Flauber, Hugo, Duras, Fitzgerald, Ginsberg, Wilde, La Rochefoucauld, Twain, Gaultier. Paris seen from the eyes of lovers, strangers, Parisians, painters and poets, men and women of Fashion. Works encompass the most important books on Paris, A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway, Paris France by Gertrude Stein, Zone by Guillaume Apollinaire, Outside by Marguerite Duras, Innocents Abroad by Gertrude Stein, Paris by Edward Rutherfurd, etc. It shows good literal practise of Frenchman, through phrases, proverbs, and impressions.

City of Northern and Central Italy by Augustus J. C. Hare

City of Northern and Central Italy by Augustus J. C. Hare
On the Rivieras, and in Piedmont and Lombardy

by Augustus John Cuthbert Hare

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1876
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Only Living Girl #2

The Only Living Girl #2
Beneath the Unseen City

by David Gallaher

  • Publisher : Papercutz
  • Release : 2020-03-24
  • Pages : 72
  • ISBN : 1545804680
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Harvey Award-winning graphic novel stars David Gallaher and Steve Ellis return with their mysterious world full of super science... and ancient secrets, in the second follow-up graphic novel to THE ONLY LIVING BOY series. When members of her city are poisoned by an unknown element, Zandra Parfitt, known as “Zee,” discovers there's only one place to find help: Dianoia, the deadly catacombs under an invisible city. But when Zee, and her friends, Erik Farrell, the Only Living Boy, and Morgan the Mermidonian warrior, embark on their quest, they quickly realize that their lives are also at risk. And if their adventure doesn’t destroy them... the Consortium and the diabolical Doctor Twice are lurking in the wings to finish the job.

Salman Rushdie's Cities

Salman Rushdie's Cities
Reconfigurational Politics and the Contemporary Urban Imagination

by Vassilena Parashkevova

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2012-02-16
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1441148647
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Employing Salman Rushdie as a guide to a historicized contemporary, this study offers an interdisciplinary exploration of the plurality of cities along his transnational trajectory. It engages with the geographically identifiable Bombay, Karachi, Islamabad, London or New York; the phantasmal, politically coded, Jahilia or Mildendo, the inspirational yet flawed urban precedents of Fatehpur Sikri or Renaissance Florence and the ways these cities generate, interact with and transform each other. The book situates Rushdie's cities in relation to developments in Bombay, Karachi, Islamabad and London writing and focuses on novels which shuttle between cities. Parashkevova attends to cities' cultural and historical contexts, to many of Rushdie's numerous literary, cinematic and artistic influences and to diverse events, processes and paradigms - earthquakes, translations, seductions - that politically re-position cities and citizens on the contemporary urban map.

Unseen City

Unseen City
The Psychic Lives of the Urban Poor

by Ankhi Mukherjee

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2021-12-09
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN : 1316517586
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Reconfiguring the lines between literature and psychoanalysis, this book argues that to alleviate poverty we engage with its psychic life.

In Doors and Out

In Doors and Out
Poems

by Dame Elizabeth Wordsworth

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1881
  • Pages : 131
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Unseen City

Unseen City
Cinematheque for Alternative Urban Framing

by Chi Lun Tse

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2012
  • Pages : 94
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Sermons Delivered in Louisville, Kentucky, June-September, 1893

Sermons Delivered in Louisville, Kentucky, June-September, 1893
A Book

by John William McGarvey

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1894
  • Pages : 339
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Cities of Northern Italy

Cities of Northern Italy
A Book

by Augustus John Cuthbert Hare

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1884
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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