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The World in a City

The World in a City

Traveling the Globe Through the Neighborhoods of the New New York

  • Author: Joseph Berger
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books
  • ISBN: 0307493415
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 288
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“The whole world can be found in this city. . . .” –from the Preface Fifty years ago, New York City had only a handful of ethnic groups. Today, the whole world can be found within the city’s five boroughs–and celebrated New York Times reporter Joseph Berger sets out to discover it, bringing alive the sights, smells, tastes, and people of the globe while taking readers on an intimate tour of the world’s most cosmopolitan city. For urban enthusiasts and armchair explorers alike, The World in a City is a look at today’s polyglot and polychrome, cosmopolitan and culturally rich New York and the lessons it holds for the rest of the United States as immigration changes the face of the nation. With three out of five of the city’s residents either foreign-born or second-generation Americans, New York has become more than ever a collection of villages–virtually self-reliant hamlets, each exquisitely textured by its particular ethnicities, history, and politics. For the price of a subway ride, you can visit Ghana, the Philippines, Ecuador, Uzbekistan, and Bangladesh. As Berger shows us in this absorbing and enlightening tour, New York is an endlessly fascinating crossroads. Naturally, tears exist in this colorful social fabric: the controversy over Korean-language shop signs in tony Douglaston, Queens; the uneasy proximity of traditional cottages and new McMansions built by recently arrived Russian residents of Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn. Yet in spite of the tensions among neighbors, what Berger has found most miraculous about New York is how the city and its more than eight million denizens can adapt to–and even embrace–change like no other place on earth, from the former pushcart knish vendor on the Lower East Side who now caters to his customers via the Internet, to the recent émigrés from former Soviet republics to Brooklyn’s Brighton Beach and Midwood whose arrival saved New York’s furrier trade from certain extinction. Like the place it chronicles, The World in a City is an engaging hybrid. Blending elements of sociology, pop culture, and travel writing, this is the rare book that enlightens readers while imbuing them with the hope that even in this increasingly fractious and polarized world, we can indeed co-exist in harmony. From the Hardcover edition.

The World in a City

The World in a City

  • Author: Paul Anisef,C. Michael Lanphier
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 9780802084361
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 543
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Toronto is perhaps the most multicultural city in the world. The process of settlement and integration in modern-day Toronto is, however, more difficult for recent immigrants than it was for those newcomers arriving in previous decades. Many challenges face newly settled immigrants, top among them access to healthcare, education, employment, housing, and other economic and community services. The concept of social exclusion opens up promising ways to analyze the various challenges facing newcomers and The World in a City explores Toronto's ability to sustain a civic society. This collection of essays highlights why the need to pay more attention to certain at-risk groups, and the importance of adapting policy to fit the changing settlement and clustering patterns of newcomers is of crucial importance. The authors' findings demonstrate that there are many obstacles to providing opportunity for immigrants, low resource bases in particular. Toronto, they suggest, does not provide a level 'playing field' for its newly arrived inhabitants, and, in failing to recognize the particular needs of new communities, fails to ensure a growth that would be of immense benefit to the city as a whole.

From World City to the World in One City

From World City to the World in One City

Liverpool through Malay Lives

  • Author: Tim Bunnell
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118827716
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 304
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Tim Bunnell's book featured in the movie Pulang - the author has recently spoken in several interviews and programmes about how his fascination with the tales of Malay seamen in the UK led to writing this volume: #Showbiz: Sailing into a sea of heartwarming tales | New ... Coming home at last - thesundaily.my https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiFWYHLz5ok From World City to the World in One City examines changing geographies of Liverpool through and across the lives of Malay seamen who arrived in the city during its final years as a major imperial port. Draws upon life histories and memories of people who met at the Malay Club in Liverpool until its closure in 2007, to examine changing urban sites and landscapes as well as the city’s historically shifting constitutive connections In considering the historical presence of Malay seamen in Liverpool, draws attention to a group which has previously received only passing mention in historical and geographical studies of both that city, and of multi-ethnic Britain more widely Demonstrates that Liverpool-based Malay men sustained social connections with Southeast Asia long before scholars began to use terms such as ‘globalization’ or ‘transnationalism’ Based on a diverse range of empirical data, including interviews with members of the Malay Club in Liverpool and interviews in Southeast Asia, as well as archival and secondary sources Accessibly-written for non-academic audiences interested in the history and urban social geography of Liverpool

Falconcity of Wonders

Falconcity of Wonders

The World In A City

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Susmit Dey
  • ISBN: N.A
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  • Page: 101
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Falconcity of Wonders stands on 41 million square feet of land featuring a falcon with its wings spread out symbolizing the emblem of UAE – a symbol of the country‟s heritage and culture. The development features apartments and villas, as well as a shopping mall located at the head of the falcon, representing its mane. The mall will be unique in its architecture, and its strategic location near Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road will make it easily accesible to the shopaholics of Dubai and Falconcity of Wonders residents. In addition, there will be other commercial facilities, educational and recreational areas, such as parks, clubs, restaurants and hotels located throughout the development for the convenience of the residents.

Music for a City Music for the World

Music for a City Music for the World

100 Years with the San Francisco Symphony

  • Author: Larry Rothe
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books
  • ISBN: 1452110247
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 272
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In Music for a City, Music for the World, Larry Rothe shares how the San Francisco Bay Area's love of music, rooted in the Gold Rush, gave birth to a Grammy-winning and internationally acclaimed orchestra. Released in time for the San Francisco Symphony's celebration of its 100th anniversary, this definitive history replete with hundreds of archival photos and images gives readers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into one of the world's foremost orchestras and, in so doing, illuminates the cultural life of a city.

The Epic City

The Epic City

The World on the Streets of Calcutta

  • Author: Kushanava Choudhury
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 163557157X
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 272
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A masterful and entirely fresh portrait of great hopes and dashed dreams in a mythical city from a major new literary voice Everything that could possibly be wrong with a city was wrong with Calcutta. When Kushanava Choudhury arrived in New Jersey at the age of twelve, he had already migrated halfway around the world four times. After graduating from Princeton, he moved back to the world which his immigrant parents had abandoned, to a city built between a river and a swamp, where the moisture-drenched air swarms with mosquitos after sundown. Once the capital of the British Raj, and then India's industrial and cultural hub, by 2001 Calcutta was clearly past its prime. Why, his relatives beseeched him, had he returned? Surely, he could have moved to Delhi, Bombay or Bangalore, where a new Golden Age of consumption was being born. Yet fifteen million people still lived in Calcutta. Working for the Statesman, its leading English newspaper, Kushanava Choudhury found the streets of his childhood unchanged by time. Shouting hawkers still overran the footpaths, fish-sellers squatted on bazaar floors; politics still meant barricades and bus burnings, while Communist ministers travelled in motorcades. Sifting through the chaos for the stories that never make the papers, Kushanava Choudhury paints a soulful, compelling portrait of the everyday lives that make Calcutta. Written with humanity, wit and insight, The Epic City is an unforgettable depiction of an era, and a city which is a world unto itself.

City and Cosmos

City and Cosmos

The Medieval World in Urban Form

  • Author: Keith D. Lilley
  • Publisher: Reaktion Books
  • ISBN: 1861897545
  • Category: History
  • Page: 256
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In City and Cosmos, Keith D. Lilley argues that the medieval mind considered the city truly a microcosm: much more than a collection of houses, a city also represented a scaled-down version of the very order and organization of the cosmos. Drawing upon a wide variety of sources, including original accounts, visual art, science, literature, and architectural history, City and Cosmos offers an innovative interpretation of how medieval Christians infused their urban surroundings with meaning. Lilley combines both visual and textual evidence to demonstrate how the city carried Christian cosmological meaning and symbolism, sharing common spatial forms and functional ordering. City and Cosmos will not only appeal to a diverse range of scholars studying medieval history, archaeology, philosophy, and theology; but it will also find a broad audience in architecture, urban planning, and art history. With more of the world’s population inhabiting cities than ever before, this original perspective on urban order and culture will prove increasingly valuable to anyone wishing to better understand the role of the city in society.

Geography rectified; or, a description of the world in all its kingdoms, provinces, countries, ... their ... names, ... customs, etc. Illustrated, enlarged, etc

Geography rectified; or, a description of the world in all its kingdoms, provinces, countries, ... their ... names, ... customs, etc. Illustrated, enlarged, etc

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The Liverpool Cookbook

The Liverpool Cookbook

A Taste of the World in One City

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Spotlight Poets
  • ISBN: 9781906802493
  • Category: Cooking
  • Page: 223
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You know what Liverpool sounds like - now discover what it tastes like. With big-name chefs like Marco Pierre White and Jamie Oliver opening new venues in the area, Merseyside is fast becoming the food capital of the North. The Liverpool Cookbook has all the ingredients of a modern recipe book, but serves up so much more, whetting the appetite with a real taste of the vibrancy that has shaped the city as a diverse multi-cultural hotpot of flavours. Featuring recipes from the city's finest talents, including Paul Heathcote, Liz McClarnon - Celebrity Masterchef Champion 2008, TV chef Simon Rimmer and Paul Askew of The London Carriage Works - as well as a delicious signature pudding from Marco Pierre White himself - there are dishes for every palate. From the farmers' markets, generations of potted shrimpers, and Europe's oldest Chinese community, to Michelin-starred chefs, chocolatiers and the feeders of princes and prime ministers, this book is a culinary celebration of the world in one city. With over 100 recipes, plus cooking tips and stunning photography, this book is a must for anyone who loves food - and loves Liverpool.

The World in a Classroom

The World in a Classroom

Language in Education in Britain and Canada

  • Author: Edwards, Viv,Angela Redfern
  • Publisher: Multilingual Matters
  • ISBN: 9781853591587
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 120
  • View: 1988
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A comparative study of how British and Canadian schools have responded in recent decades to the needs of multilingual populations. In particular, it examines language policies, the teaching of English, classroom responses to linguistic and cultural diversity, and community/heritage language teaching.

Building a City for Jamie

Building a City for Jamie

  • Author: Penelope Shuttle
  • Publisher: Carcanet Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 55
  • View: 1960
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In Building a City for Jamie, Penelope Shuttle's sixth collection of poetry, we are reminded that poets feel as they speak; they feel out the world with the multi-media instrument of speech. A poet is in truth a "mouth-painter," one who paints not only visually but with touch and smell, the two senses that tend to be neglected in our culture. In these new poems, the poet's feeling eye "touches and embraces and behaves like an investigating organ, fusing into other senses." Brilliant, funny, clever, and sometimes outrageous, Shuttle's poems lead in and out of a world in which the original senses are pristine, where the mouth that utters not only speaks love but kisses it into existence. Marked by an element of disturbance, due both to the poet's approach into middle-age and by her daughter's coming of age, this new and exciting collection offers poetry lovers a magnificent look at the "spiritual and sensual realities" of us all.

The City Without a Church

The City Without a Church

  • Author: Henry Drummond
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1625586450
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 23
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"Two very startling things arrest us in John's vision of the future. The first is that the likest thing to Heaven he could think of was a City; the second, that there was no Church in that City. Almost nothing more revolutionary could be said, even to the modern world, in the name of religion. No Church-- that is the defiance of religion; a City-- that is the antipodes of Heaven. Yet John combines these contradictions in one daring image, and holds up to the world the picture of a City without a Church as his ideal of the heavenly life."

Take a City Nature Walk

Take a City Nature Walk

  • Author: Jane Kirkland,Rob Kirkland,Dorothy Burke,Melanie Palaisa
  • Publisher: Stillwater Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780970975430
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 32
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Features activities, artwork, and stories that delve into the world of nature in human-built surroundings, and is accompanied by sidebars, new words and concepts, and a list of plants and animals that one might encounter in the city.

A History of the World in 100 Objects

A History of the World in 100 Objects

  • Author: Neil MacGregor
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141966831
  • Category: History
  • Page: 640
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This book takes a dramatically original approach to the history of humanity, using objects which previous civilisations have left behind them, often accidentally, as prisms through which we can explore past worlds and the lives of the men and women who lived in them. The book's range is enormous. It begins with one of the earliest surviving objects made by human hands, a chopping tool from the Olduvai gorge in Africa, and ends with an object from the 21st century which represents the world we live in today. Neil MacGregor's aim is not simply to describe these remarkable things, but to show us their significance - how a stone pillar tells us about a great Indian emperor preaching tolerance to his people, how Spanish pieces of eight tell us about the beginning of a global currency or how an early Victorian tea-set tells us about the impact of empire. Each chapter immerses the reader in a past civilisation accompanied by an exceptionally well-informed guide. Seen through this lens, history is a kaleidoscope - shifting, interconnected, constantly surprising, and shaping our world today in ways that most of us have never imagined. An intellectual and visual feast, it is one of the most engrossing and unusual history books published in years.

Discovering the World of Geography, Grades 4 - 5

Discovering the World of Geography, Grades 4 - 5

Includes Selected National Geography Standards

  • Author: Myrl Shireman
  • Publisher: Mark Twain Media
  • ISBN: 1580372279
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 128
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Includes activities that develop the knowledge and skills that address the National Geography Standards. The student pages can be reproduced for classroom use.