By David J. Skal
The primal snapshot of the black-caped vampire Dracula has develop into an indelible fixture of the trendy mind's eye. It's acceptance issue competitors, in its personal perverse manner, the familiarity of Santa Claus. such a lot folks can recite with out prompting the salient features of the vampire: snoozing through day in its coffin, emerging at nightfall to feed at the blood of the dwelling; the power to shapeshift right into a bat, wolf, or mist; a mortal vulnerability to a wood stake in the course of the center or a shaft of sunlight.
In this seriously acclaimed day trip during the lifetime of a cultural icon, David Skal maps out the archetypal vampire's relentless trajectory from Victorian literary oddity to motion picture idol to cultural commodity, digging throughout the populist veneer to bare what the prince of darkness says approximately us all.
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These changes imposed ﬁ nancial uncertainty on municipalities, and private capital has, therefore, emerged as a prominent ﬁ nancial source to which municipalities have had to turn. This shift has embroiled municipalities in ﬁerce inter-urban competition to market themselves to attract increasingly footloose capital and corporations (Brenner and Theodore 2002). ” Municipal ﬁnancial structures are evaluated by bond-rating agencies such as Moody’s and Standard and Poor’s (S&P). Interests of private capital review these evaluations to decide whether to make a loan to the city or otherwise invest in it.
In this book, I make a claim that it is critical to restore these conditions, and that the notion of the “right to the city” (Lefebvre 1996) bestows a political and legal as well as theoretical platform useful in developing popular struggles for the reclamation of these conditions. ” “The urban” for Lefebvre does not so much have to do with the boundaries of a city per se as having to do with the process of social/spatial (re)production of (counterhegemonic) power (Dikeç and Gilbert 2002: 65). : 147), against the life that bureaucrats, planners and capitalists design, develop and provide for people.
Despite the externalities of gentriﬁcation that have continued unabated, real-estate (re)development is still one of the most paradigmatic projects for city governments, in that it attracts private capital’s investment interests, brings tax income into the city, and provides the physical infrastructure for the restructuring of the city’s economy in the direction of post-industrialization. There remains a strong sense among city officials and politicians that such real-estate (re)development is a medium through which cities can raise their competitiveness under conditions of rapidly intensifying interurban competition.