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By Susan Sontag

First released in 1966, this celebrated book--Sontag's first choice of essays--quickly turned a contemporary vintage, and has had an immense impression in the US and out of the country on pondering the humanities and modern tradition. in addition to the identify essay and the well-known "Notes on Camp," Against Interpretation contains unique and provocative discussions of Sartre, Simone Weil, Godard, Beckett, science-fiction video clips, psychoanalysis, and modern spiritual considering. This variation includes a new afterword via Sontag.

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Jahrhunderts in ihrer äußeren und auf das historische Zentrum reduzierten Gestalt ist nicht ganz so homogen, wie sie in vielen stadtpolitischen Essays und Dokumenten beschrieben wird. In den Köpfen ihrer Verehrer und Promotoren ist sie ein Amalgam von historischen Versatzstücken aus italienischen, deutschen oder auch belgischen Stadtlandschaften, mit ihren malerischen Plätzen, Gassen, Boulevards und einer über Jahrhunderte hinweg gewachsenen, aber in der Regel homogenen Architektur aus unterschiedlichen Kulturepochen.

Die angestrebte lebendige kommerzielle Nutzung der Erdgeschosse lässt noch auf sich warten, auch die noch wenig ausgebaute öffentliche Infrastruktur ist es potentiellen Käufern noch nicht wert, dort mehr Geld für Eigentum auszugeben als in anderen Wohnblöcken oder in gesicherten Wohnsiedlungen am Stadtrand von Shanghai. So wirkt die „europäische“ Stadt im Hinterland der Metropole an der Peripherie von Shanghai heute noch etwas unwirtlich, vielleicht aber wartet Anting aber auch nur darauf, dass die Metropolisierung von Shanghai sich weiter in das Hinterland ausbreitet.

Eine zunächst merkwürdige Zweifaltigkeit, die, so die zentrale These dieses Beitrages, diskursiv erzeugt wird, da sie funktionell notwendig ist. Darin eingebunden ist die These einer grundsätzlichen Divergenz zweier Entwicklungspfade: Bestimmte Prozesse und Phänomene werden als typisch für die europäische Stadt betrachtet, andere werden als Charakteristika der amerikanischen Stadt bewertet. Die ‘Divergenzthese’ legt es zugleich nahe, Gegenthesen zu formulieren und somit mögliche Szenarien einer konvergenten Entwicklung in den Blick zu nehmen.

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