ISSN: 20509790
First published in 2014
3 issues per volume
Volume 5 Issue 1
Cover Date: March 2018
An interdisciplinary look at metropolitanisms
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Authors:  Sophia Basaldua-Sun 
DOI: 10.1386/jucs.5.1.73_1

metropolis,metropolitan studies,urban studies,post-colonial studies,modernity,imperialism

This review examines the emerging interdisciplinary field of Metropolitan Studies and its connection to recent work in modernist studies and postcolonial studies. Metropolis is a term that has been used to signify a specific type of city formation in each of the above disciplines, however these definitions differ significantly from each other. With urban studies’ recent turn to metropolitan studies as a new, interdisciplinary avenue of inquiry, this essay reviews recent works on the metropolis in each field in order to suggest that metropolis has no stable definition across fields, and that further interdisciplinary engagement with the term is imperative.
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