It looks so pretty in New York City. On New York in (Among Others) Culture Cover Image

It looks so pretty in New York City. O Nowym Jorku (także) w kulturze
It looks so pretty in New York City. On New York in (Among Others) Culture

Author(s): Barbara Lewicka
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: New York City, sociology of culture, sociology literature, sociology of the city memory of the place

Summary/Abstract: In the article New York is analysed as a city not in the terms of urbanism but culture. The City became inspiring for many artists such as Francis Scott Fitzgerald, Truman Capote, Janusz Głowacki, Edward Hopper, Andy Warhol, Woody Allen, Roman Polański etc. and also for a number of social-scientists like Claude Lévy-Strauss, James Clifford or Jean Baudrillard. The author of the essay tries to present different points of view of above quoted on the same area — New York and especially Manhattan, and proves that it was described, painted, photographed or filmed so many times that people round the world have their own mental image of it even if they have never been to the USA. This image comes from high and pop culture, popular knowledge and scientific analysis. In the essay both literary and scientific texts blend to show the way the image of New York City is constructed and how it is displayed to the audience.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 304-323
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Polish