Chapter 2 Media and the city: synergies of power
Chapter 3 Consumption: the hegemonic and the vernacular
Chapter 4 - Identity: popular culture and self-making
Chapter 5 Community: transnational solidarities
Chapter 6 Action: presence and marginality
Epilogue - Cosmopolitan contradictions
Nick Stevenson, University of Nottingham
"An impressive contribution to understanding the cultural dynamism of London as a global, cosmopolitan city and London’s position among global cities more generally. Georgiou delves expertly beneath official hype to the street level where diverse creative worlds are shaped by different media, especially in the divisions and cultural encounters of the East End."
John Eade, University of Roehampton
"Cities are competitive projects of creativity and power. More than half of the human species live in them, and more want to. Myria Georgiou's fascinating new vision of the mediated and cosmopolitan city explores humanity’s biggest project yet by investigating its role in consumption, identity, community and civic action."
John Hartley, Curtin University
- An exciting and much-needed volume in an area of growing research interest
- Offers a systematic introduction to the topic of the mediated city, and ways of addressing the interconnections between media and the urban
- Simultaneously makes a clear contribution to moving forward the debates relating to the media, citizenship and urbanity
- Grounds its discussion in closely viewed concrete examples from the streets of real cities