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Interrupting the street

Shirley Jordan

Shirley Jordan is Professor of French Literature and Visual Culture at Queen Mary University of London, UK, where she writes about contemporary women’s writing, displacement and hospitality, and city photography. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cities Interrupted : Visual Culture and Urban Space

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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... to itself with a newly critical purpose (Jordan 2014). Street photography today, then, is sharply alert to the ideas, discourses and experiences of globalization and seems to interrogate these in a range of inventive ways.This chapter critically...

Visual culture and interruption in global cities

Shirley Jordan

Shirley Jordan is Professor of French Literature and Visual Culture at Queen Mary University of London, UK, where she writes about contemporary women’s writing, displacement and hospitality, and city photography. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Christoph Lindner

Christoph Lindner is Professor of Media and Culture at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where he writes about cities, globalization, and visual culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cities Interrupted : Visual Culture and Urban Space

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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... are harnessed as ways of defamiliarizing or commenting on the urban. In particular, the chapters by Hugh Campbell and Shirley Jordan are specifically attentive to the medium of photography – so closely associated since its inception with recording...

Interruption expanded: urban photography’s perspicacious view

Cities Interrupted : Visual Culture and Urban Space

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...This chapter explores the idea of ‘mutual interruption’ in the photography of the global city, moving from urban interiors which bear the trace of the external environment, to urban exteriors which seem born of a kind of interiority...

Sound, memory and interruption: ghosts of London’s M11 link road

Cities Interrupted : Visual Culture and Urban Space

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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... is stilled and the place moves to other rhythms? Acknowledgements I would like to thank Shirley Jordan and Christoph Linder for the opportunity to discuss this paper at a symposium on ‘Global Cities and Practices of Interruption’;...

Why we love ‘interruption’: urban ruins, food trucks and the cult of decay

Cities Interrupted : Visual Culture and Urban Space

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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... by the term ‘interruption’. More of that later.The concept of interruption is largely academic. As Shirley Jordan and Christoph Lindner explain elsewhere in this book, ‘interruption’ attempts to explain a cluster of urban phenomena...

Suburbia, interrupted: street art and the politics of place in the Paris Banlieues

Cities Interrupted : Visual Culture and Urban Space

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The primary research for this chapter was kindly funded by the British Academy and the Modern Humanities Research Association.In the last decade, issues of mixité sociale, sustainable housing and the cultural ‘rehabilitation...
...It is a rare urban redevelopment project that does not now use computer-generated images (CGIs) to visualise what the project will look like when complete. From advertisements on bus stops and on building site hoardings, to elaborate...

Rescuing history from the city: interruption and urban development in beijing

Cities Interrupted : Visual Culture and Urban Space

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Here I paraphrase Prajensit Duara’s seminal work Rescuing History from the Nation: Questioning Narratives of Modern China (1995).This chapter takes the disappearing Chinese city as its site of investigation. It juxtaposes representations...

Buildering, urban interventions and public sculpture

Cities Interrupted : Visual Culture and Urban Space

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...‘Buildering,’ the act of unauthorized urban climbing without ropes, harnesses, or other ‘modern’ support, is a contemporary interruptive urban cultural practice, closely related to parkour, but with a distinct history and offering distinct...

‘Here we are now’: Amsterdam’s North–South metro line and the emergence of a networked public

Cities Interrupted : Visual Culture and Urban Space

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...In the past ten years large parts of Amsterdam have been under reconstruction due to the building of a new underground metro line connecting the northern parts of the city to the southern parts. These ongoing urban interruptions...