Synopses & Reviews
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.
About the Author
Isabella Clough Marinaro is Assistant Professor of Italian Studies at John Cabot University, Rome.
Bjørn Thomassen is Associate Professor in the Department of Society and Globalisation, Roskilde University, Denmark.
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
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, Citt