Journal of Urban Cultural Studies 8.2 is out now! Special Issue
Friday, September 24, 2021

Journal of Urban Cultural Studies 8.2 is out now! Special Issue

Intellect is pleased to announce that Journal of Urban Cultural Studies 8.2 is out now!


Special Issue: ‘City and Nation in Cultural Perspective’


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Aims and Scope


The Journal of Urban Cultural Studies (JUCS) is a peer-refereed, international journal that blends humanities and social science approaches to the culture(s) of cities. Its pages are devoted to rigorously argued research centred on urban themes that attempts to fuse urban studies – and cultural studies – perspectives. Articles give more or less equal weight to: (1) one or more aspects of urban studies (everyday life, built environment, architecture, city planning, identity formation, transportation …) and (2) one or more specific forms of cultural (textual) production (literature, film, graphic novels, music, art, graffiti, videogames, online or virtual spaces …) in relation to a specific urban space or spaces. The journal is open to studies that deal with culture, urban spaces and forms of urbanized consciousness the world over.


JUCS publishes both research articles and short-form articles. Research articles of 7,000–10,000 words (including references and notes) are the hallmark of the journal and represent an original contribution to the field [peer reviewed]. Short-form articles of 2,500–4,000 words can take many forms: interviews, analyses of art installations, review essays (pitched globally and discussing at least three book titles) or discussions of theoretical debates and interdisciplinary issues relating to urban cultural studies [editorial review]. The journal does not publish ‘book reviews’. JUCS is also interested in receiving proposals for special issues by guest editors working individually or in teams of two, and original unpublished artwork on the topic of cities. Prior to initial submission, all citations in other languages should be translated into English for the journal’s international reading public. Please direct all submissions and correspondence to the Editor at


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Issue 8.2




City and nation in cultural perspective: Introduction





Build the imaginary: Urban futures and New Towns in post-war French spatial planning



Berlin: Narratives of metropolitan transition and national unity



Leaving the group: Bologna as an urban mythscape for 1990s Italian youth



Naples/Italy: An accented approach to city and nation



The right to urban public space and aesthetic dissensus for democratic citizenship



Troubling national commemoration in Dublin, London and Liverpool: ANU Production and CoisCéim Dance Theatre’s These Rooms