Mega-events and the city - Critical Perspectives

Free sample

In recent years, mega-events as Olympics, international exhibitions and especially the World Cup have put into action all kinds of capitals, reconfigured territorial scales of power and produced a discourse about competitiveness, urbanism and global cities that proclaims convergence between public and private interests.
Read more
Loading...

Additional Information

Publisher
Letra Capital Editora LTDA
Read more
Published on
Dec 5, 2017
Read more
Pages
287
Read more
ISBN
9788577855681
Read more
Language
English
Read more
Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
Read more
Read Aloud
Available on Android devices
Read more

Reading information

Smartphones and Tablets

Install the Google Play Books app for Android and iPad/iPhone. It syncs automatically with your account and allows you to read online or offline wherever you are.

Laptops and Computers

You can read books purchased on Google Play using your computer's web browser.

eReaders and other devices

To read on e-ink devices like the Sony eReader or Barnes & Noble Nook, you'll need to download a file and transfer it to your device. Please follow the detailed Help center instructions to transfer the files to supported eReaders.
While societies shape the way their cities look and are represented, urban images, in turn, nurture and structure social relations in multiple ways. Nowhere is this dialectical relationship between social processes and urban representations more visible than in the hosting of global spectacles such as the FIFA World Cup and the Olympic Games, which both embody some of society’s deepest dreams and desires.

The focus of this book is the image of cities. It is not only interested in the mechanisms of urban image construction but also in the politics of such a phenomenon, especially its social impacts in terms of representation and right to the city. The book investigates the complex power relationships that underscore the production of the urban landscape and the construction and diffusion of urban images, especially in the context of urban mega-events. It uses the notion of urban image construction as a lens through which to examine the mega-event spectacle, with chapters exploring the physical, social and political dimensions of the imagineering process as well as emerging resistance to controversial initiatives. Through an analysis of event-related urban construction efforts in Rio de Janeiro and Beijing, this book examines the effects of mega-events upon the construction of an exclusive vision of urbanity. It demonstrates how mega-events are increasingly utilized by local political and economic elites to reconfigure power relations, strengthen their hold upon the urban territory and exclude vulnerable population groups.

The book thus offers a critical analysis of the practice of urban image construction, and will be of interest to those working in geography, urban studies, tourism, sport studies, development studies and politics.

Na esteira dos recentes protestos que abalaram o país, a Boitempo lança Cidades rebeldes: Passe Livre e as manifestações que tomaram as ruas do Brasil. Trata-se do primeiro livro impresso inspirado nos megaprotestos que ficaram conhecidos como as Jornadas de Junho, além de ser o principal esforço intelectual até o momento de analisar as causas e consequências desse acontecimento marcante para a democracia brasileira. Escrito e editado no calor da hora, em junho e julho, Cidades rebeldes é um livro de intervenção, que traz perspectivas variadas sobre as manifestações, a questão urbana, a democracia e a mídia, entre outros temas. Publicada em parceria com o portal Carta Maior e com o apoio da Fundação Rosa Luxemburgo, a obra segue a linha do livro Occupy: movimentos de protestos que tomaram as ruas, com o mesmo formato e preço (R$10,00 o impresso, R$5,00 o e-book), e consolida uma nova coleção da Boitempo, de livros de intervenção e teorização sobre acontecimentos atuais, intitulada "Tinta Vermelha", em referência a um trecho do discurso do filósofo esloveno Slavoj Žižek no Occupy Wall Street, em 2011. Para tornar o livro acessível ao maior número de pessoas - estimulando-as, quem sabe, a ir às ruas por mudanças -, autores cederam gratuitamente seus textos, tradutores não cobraram pela versão dos originais para o português, quadrinistas e fotógrafos abriram mão de pagamento por suas imagens, o que possibilitou deixar o volume a preço de custo.
©2018 GoogleSite Terms of ServicePrivacyDevelopersArtistsAbout Google|Location: United StatesLanguage: English (United States)
By purchasing this item, you are transacting with Google Payments and agreeing to the Google Payments Terms of Service and Privacy Notice.