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Concrete Dreams: Practice, Value, and Built Environments in Post-Crisis Buenos Aires

D'Avella, Nicholas
Nicholas D'Avella offers an ethnographic reflection on the value of buildings in post-crisis Buenos Aires, showing how everyday practices transform buildings into politically, economically, and socially consequential objects, and arguing that such local forms of value and practice suggest possibilities for building better futures.
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Architecture at the End of the Earth: Photographing the Russian North

Brumfield W
Featuring nearly two hundred full color photographs by William Craft Brumfield, this book documents the architecture of centuries-old wooden and brick churches, cathedrals and homes in the region surrounding the White Sea, which is known as the Russian North.
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Television Cities: Paris, London, Baltimore

Brunsdon C
Charlotte Brunsdon traces television's representations of Paris, London, and Baltimore to show how they reflect the medium's history and evolution, thereby challenging the prevalent assumptions about television as quintessentially suburban and showing how television shapes our perception of urban spaces, both familiar and unknown.
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Aerial Aftermaths: Wartime from Above

Kaplan C
Caren Kaplan traces the cultural history of aerial imagery-from the first vistas provided by balloons in the eighteenth century to the sensing operations of military drones-to show how aerial imagery is key to modern visual culture and can both enforce military power and foster positive political connections.
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Counterproductive: Time Management in the Knowledge Economy

Gregg, Melissa
Melissa Gregg explores the obsession with using productivity as the primary measure of most workers' sense of value and success in the workplace, showing how it isolates workers from each other while erasing their collective efforts to define work limits.
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Spaceship in the Desert: Energy, Climate Change, and Urban Design in Abu Dhabi

Gunel, Gokce
Goekce Gunel examines the development and construction of Masdar City, a zero-carbon city built by Abu Dhabi that houses a research institute for renewable energy which implemented a series of green technologies and infrastructures as a way to deal with climate change and prepare for a post-oil future.
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Garbage Citizenship: Vital Infrastructures of Labor in Dakar, Senegal

Fredericks, Rosalind
Rosalind Fredericks traces the volatile trash politics in Dakar, Senegal, to examine urban citizenship in the context of urban austerity and democratic politics, showing how labor is a key component of infrastructural systems and how Dakar's residents use infrastructures as a vital tool for forging collective identifies and mobilizing political action.
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The Apartment Complex: Urban Living and Global Screen Cultures

Wojcik, Pamela Robertson
The contributors to The Apartment Complex offer global perspectives on films from a diverse set of genres-from film noir and comedy to horror and musicals-that use apartment living to explore modern urbanism's various forms and possibilities.
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Before the Flood: The Itaipu Dam and the Visibility of Rural Brazil

Blanc, Jacob
Jacob Blanc examines the creation of the Itaipu Dam-the largest producer of hydroelectric power in the world-on the Brazil-Paraguay border during the 1970s and 1980s to explore the long-standing conflicts around land, rights, indigeneity, and identity in rural Brazil.
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