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Global Rome : Changing Faces of the Eternal City

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Is 21st-century Rome a global city? Is it part of Europe's core or periphery? This volume examines the "real city" beyond Rome's historical center, exploring the diversity and challenges of life in neighborhoods affected by immigration, neoliberalism, formal urban planning, and grassroots social movements. The contributors engage with themes of contemporary urban studies-the global city, the self-made city, alternative modernities, capital cities and nations, urban change from below, and sustainability. Global Rome serves as a provocative introduction to the Eternal City and makes an original contribution to interdisciplinary scholarship.show more

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  • Paperback | 310 pages
  • 152 x 226 x 22mm | 479.99g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 20 b&w illus.
  • 0253012953
  • 9780253012951
  • 1,999,249

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"[T]his is a decidedly welcome addition to the growing body of Anglophone work on Rome." -Urban History "[Global Rome] is to be praised as an original, rich, and important contribution to the study of Rome." -H-Italy "[I]nnovative.... [T]here is no equivalent book currently available in any language.... [W]ill lend itself to semester-length courses on Rome as an 'urban laboratory.'" -John Agnew, University of California, Los Angelesshow more

About Isabella Clough Marinaro

Isabella Clough Marinaro is Assistant Professor of Italian Studies at John Cabot University, Rome.Bjorn Thomassen is Associate Professor in the Department of Society and Globalisation, Roskilde University, Denmark.show more

Table of contents

Introduction: The Changing Faces of Rome ISABELLA CLOUGH MARINARO AND BJORN THOMASSENPart I. Rome: The Local and the Global City1. Diversely Global Rome BJORN THOMASSEN AND PIERO VERENI 2. The Liberal, the Neoliberal and the Illiberal: Dynamics of Diversity and Politics of Identity in Contemporary Rome MICHAEL HERZFELD3: Rome as a Global City: Mapping New Cultural and Political Boundaries PIERLUIGI CERVELLI4. Housing and Homelessness in Contemporary Rome PIERPAOLO MUDU Part II. Changing Faces, Changing Places5. Torpignattara/Banglatown: Processes of Re-urbanization and Rhetorics of Locality in an Outer Suburb of Rome ALESSANDRA BROCCOLINI6. Foreign Pupils, Bad Citizens. The Public Construction of Difference in a Roman School PIERO VERENI7. Evicting Rome's Undesirables: Two Short Tales ISABELLA CLOUGH MARINARO AND ULDERICO DANIELE8. The Rootedness of a Community of Xoraxane Roma in Rome MARCO SOLIMENE9. Ways of Living in the Market City. Bufalotta and the Porta di Roma Shopping Center CARLO CELLAMAREPart III. Rome and its Fractured Modernities10. Roma, Citta Sportiva SIMON MARTIN11. Football, Romanita and the Search for Stasis MARK DYAL12. Rome's Contemporary Past VALERIE HIGGINSPart IV. The Informal City13. The Self-Made City CARLO CELLAMARE14. Marginal Centers: Learning from Rome's Periphery FERRUCCIO TRABALZI15. Residence Roma: Senegalese Immigrants in a Vertical Village CRISTINA LOMBARDI DIOP16. Where is Culture in Rome? Self-Managed Social Centers and the Right to Urban Space PIERPAOLO MUDU17. Greening Rome: Rediscovering Urban Agriculture FERRUCCIO TRABALZIContributorsIndexshow more

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