Global Rome: Changing Faces Of The Eternal City

Paperback | June 6, 2014

EditorIsabella Clough Marinaro, Bjørn ThomassenbyBjorn Thomassen

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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.

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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 ...

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.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:310 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:June 6, 2014Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0253012953

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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Changing Faces of Rome ISABELLA CLOUGH MARINARO AND BJØRN THOMASSEN

Part I. Rome: The Local and the Global City
1. Diversely Global Rome BJØRN THOMASSEN AND PIERO VERENI
2. The Liberal, the Neoliberal and the Illiberal: Dynamics of Diversity and Politics of Identity in Contemporary Rome MICHAEL HERZFELD
3: Rome as a Global City: Mapping New Cultural and Political Boundaries
PIERLUIGI CERVELLI
4. Housing and Homelessness in Contemporary Rome PIERPAOLO MUDU

Part II. Changing Faces, Changing Places
5. Torpignattara/Banglatown: Processes of Re-urbanization and Rhetorics of Locality in an Outer Suburb of Rome ALESSANDRA BROCCOLINI
6. Foreign Pupils, Bad Citizens. The Public Construction of Difference in a Roman School PIERO VERENI
7. Evicting Rome's Undesirables: Two Short Tales ISABELLA CLOUGH MARINARO AND ULDERICO DANIELE
8. The Rootedness of a Community of Xoraxané Roma in Rome MARCO SOLIMENE
9. Ways of Living in the Market City. Bufalotta and the Porta di Roma Shopping Center CARLO CELLAMARE

Part III. Rome and its Fractured Modernities
10. Roma, Città Sportiva SIMON MARTIN
11. Football, Romanità and the Search for Stasis MARK DYAL
12. Rome's Contemporary Past VALERIE HIGGINS

Part IV. The Informal City
13. The Self-Made City CARLO CELLAMARE
14. Marginal Centers: Learning from Rome's Periphery FERRUCCIO TRABALZI
15. Residence Roma: Senegalese Immigrants in a Vertical Village CRISTINA LOMBARDI DIOP
16. Where is Culture in Rome? Self-Managed Social Centers and the Right to Urban Space PIERPAOLO MUDU
17. Greening Rome: Rediscovering Urban Agriculture FERRUCCIO TRABALZI
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"[Global Rome] is to be praised as an original, rich, and important contribution to the study of Rome." -H-Italy