After the Cosmopolitan?: Multicultural Cities and the Future of Racism

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Taylor & Francis, Jun 8, 2005 - Social Science - 240 pages
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After the Cosmopolitan? argues that both racial divisions and intercultural dialogue can only be understood in the context of the urbanism through which they are realized.

All the key debates in cultural theory and urban studies are covered in detail:

  • the growth of cultural industries and the marketing of cities
  • social exclusion and violence
  • the nature of the ghetto
  • the cross-disciplinary conceptualization of cultural hybridity
  • the politics of third-way social policy.

In considering the ways in which race is played out in the world's most eminent cities, Michael Keith shows that neither the utopian naiveté of some invocations of cosmopolitan democracy, nor the pessimism of multicultural hell can adequately make sense of the changing nature of contemporary metropolitan life.

Authoritative and informative, this book will be of interest to advanced undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers of anthropology, cultural studies, geography, politics and sociology.

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Michael Keith is the co-specification lead of EJB 3.0 and also a member of the Java EE 5 expert group. He holds a master's of science in computing from Carleton University and has over 15 years of teaching, research, and practical experience in object persistence. He has implemented persistence systems for Fortune 100 corporations on a host of technologies, including relational and object databases, XML, directory services, and custom data formats. Since the fledgling EJB days he has worked on EJB implementations and integrations of multiple application servers. He has written various papers and articles and spoken at numerous conferences about EJB 3.0. He is currently employed at Oracle as a persistence architect.

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