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This is the electronic publication of the proceedings from the ESF-LiU Research Conference ’Cities and Media: Cultural Perspectives on Urban Identities in a Mediatized World’ which was held in Vadstena; Sweden; 25-29 October 2006; gathering more than 50 international scholars with 14 invited talks in five sessions; 10 short talks and 17 posters. Since publication was voluntary; not all papers are included here; but the conference organiser and chair Johan Fornäs gives an overview over the whole event in his own text. He is deeply grateful to everyone who made this unique event possible; including not only all participants; session chairs and organisers; but also the conference sponsors: the European Science Foundation (ESF); Linköping University (LiU); The Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation (Riksbankens Jubileumsfond) and the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet).

This conference was held in Linköping, Sweden on May 10-14, 1996.

The ESF-LiU Conference Cities and Media: Cultural Perspectives on Urban Identities in a Mediatized World Vadstena; Sweden; 25-29 October; 2


Conference Opening

Johan Fornäs
Introducing MediaCities
[Abstract and Fulltext]

Session 1

Cities in an Era of Global Mediation
Chair: Svante Beckman. Culture Studies; Linköping University; SE

André Jansson
Texture and Fixture: Understanding Urban Communication Geographies
[Abstract and Fulltext]

Session 2

Cities; Communications and Publicness Chair: Erling Bjurström. Culture Studies; Linköping University; SE
Electronic proceedings are not available from this session.

Session 3

Interaction; Representation and Citizenship
Chair: Johan Fornäs. Linköping University; SE

Ien Ang
Nation; Migration and the City: Mediating Urban Citizenship
[Abstract and Fulltext]

John Eade
From Imperial Capital to Global City: Changing Identities in London
[Abstract and Fulltext]

Session 4

Urban Place Identities and City Images
Chair: Peter Aronsson. Culture Studies; Linköping University; SE

Rolf Lindner
The Cultural Texture of the City
[Abstract and Fulltext]

Session 5

Visual Memory and City Space
Chair: Karin Becker. Culture Studies; Linköping University; SE

Esther Shalev-Gerz
Reflecting Spaces/Deflecting Spaces
[Abstract and Fulltext]

Short Talks

Catharina Thörn
"Dressed for success": Entrepreneurial cities; sports and public space
[Abstract and Fulltext]

Gabriel Duarte, Stephan Read
The Emergence of the Dirty: Tele Commerce; Metropolitan Sub-Systems and Parallel Economies
[Abstract and Fulltext]

Amanda Lagerkvist
Future Lost and Resumed: Media and the Spatialization of Time in Shanghai
[Abstract and Fulltext]

Melissa Aronczyk
Place as Brand: Lessons from Two Canadian Cities
[Abstract and Fulltext]

Giacomo Bottà
Pop Music; Cultural Sensibilities and Places: Manchester 1976-1997
[Abstract and Fulltext]

Fiorenzo Iuliano
Virtual Bodies; Imagined Landscapes: Marginal Corporealities and the Ethical Space
[Abstract and Fulltext]

Liedeke Plate
Doing Cities by the Book: Literary Walking-Tours and Cosmopolitan Identities
[Abstract and Fulltext]


Anastasia Deligiaouri, Zissis Papadimitriou
The Cultural Identity of Homo Videns in Mediated City Spaces
[Abstract and Fulltext]

Laura Forlano
Mobile Work and the City: The Socio-Economic Implications of Mobile and Wireless Technology

John Grech
Untitled and Undocumented: Fragments of Life in the Global City
[Abstract and Fulltext]

Terri He
Same Space; Different Politics: An Unfortunate Clash Between Taiwanese Ethical/National Identity and the LGQ Movements

Ingrid M. Holmberg
On the urban surface: historicizations of Haga; Sweden 1860-1985
[Abstract and Fulltext]

Annarita Lamberti
Preserving the Recent and the Most Recent Memories of Tel Aviv
[Abstract and Fulltext]

Catalina Neculai
Residual Media; Radical Politics: The CSPG Urban Poster Project
[Full text not available]

Brett Neilson
Cronulla n’est pas Clicy-sous-Bois: On the Limits of Comparison
[Abstract and Fulltext]

Francesco Odella
Whose House is This? Housing Needs and Urban Development Projects on Local Newspapers

Egle Rindzeviciute
The City of Sovereigns: Governing Vilnius through lieux de mémoire

Scott Rodgers
Newspaper Journalism and the Changing Publics of Multimedia Cities

Claudia Westermann
A Research into Inhabitable Theories

Berrin Yanikkaya
The Free Girl vs. Feminism Part II: “‘Cause I’m Free; I Can Do What I Want to Do!”
[Abstract and Fulltext]

Stuart Glover
Re-employing the literary: the use of the literary in city identity formation in Brisbane
[Abstract and Fulltext]

Supplement to Short Talks

Shannon C. Mattern
Anchors Amidst the Flows: Urban Public Libraries and the Importance of Media Places
[Abstract and Fulltext]

The ESF-LiU Conference Cities and Media: Cultural Perspectives on Urban Identities in a Mediatized World Vadstena; Sweden; 25-29 October; 2

Johan Fornäs
The ESF-LiU Conference Cities and Media: Cultural Perspectives on Urban Identities in a Mediatized World Vadstena; Sweden; 25-29 October; 2
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