Space Oddities: Difference and Identity in the American City approaches a space (and place) central to the American imaginationthe city. In particular, this volume discusses the paradoxes of American cities and American urban life. In this way, Space Oddities critically engages with the paradoxes of the American identity, embodied by cultural practices in, and cultural representations of, urban life in the United States.
Stefan L. Brandt is Professor of American Literature and Culture at the University of Graz in Austria. Michael Fuchs is an assistant professor in the Department of American Studies at the University of Graz in Austria.