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Divided Cities

Divided Cities

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Therese Kenna
January 06, 2022

This book examines the ways in which cities are becoming increasingly divided. It explores how divisions are formed and maintained, both physically and symbolically and the ways these divisions shape the urban experience. A range of social, cultural, political and economic processes are critically ...

Between Bohemia and Suburbia Boburbia in the USA

Between Bohemia and Suburbia: Boburbia in the USA

1st Edition

By William J. Weston
April 23, 2019

This book identifies a distinctive kind of urban neighborhood that is on the rise throughout the USA, the dense, walkable, mixed-use bourgeois-bohemian suburb or the "boburb." It looks at case studies of areas to live in Louisville, Kentucky. Based on scores of interviews with college ...

Urban Political Ecology in the Anthropo-obscene Interruptions and Possibilities

Urban Political Ecology in the Anthropo-obscene: Interruptions and Possibilities

1st Edition

Edited By Henrik Ernstson, Erik Swyngedouw
December 13, 2018

Urban Political Ecology in the Anthropo-obscene: Interruptions and Possibilities centres on how to organize anew the articulation between emancipatory theory and political activism. Across its theoretical and empirical chapters, written by leading scholars from anthropology, geography, urban ...

Globalization, Violence and the Visual Culture of Cities

Globalization, Violence and the Visual Culture of Cities

1st Edition

Edited By Christoph Lindner
March 30, 2016

What connects garbage dumps in New York, bomb sites in Baghdad, and skyscrapers in São Paulo? How is contemporary visual culture – extending from art and architecture to film and digital media – responding to new forms of violence associated with global and globalizing cities? Addressing such ...

Urban Cosmopolitics Agencements, assemblies, atmospheres

Urban Cosmopolitics: Agencements, assemblies, atmospheres

1st Edition

Edited By Anders Blok, Ignacio Farias
January 26, 2016

Invoking the notion of ‘cosmopolitics’ from Bruno Latour and Isabelle Stengers, this volume shows how and why cities constitute privileged sites for studying the search for and composition of common worlds of cohabitation. A cosmopolitical approach to the city focuses on the multiple assemblages of...

The Urban Condition

The Urban Condition

1st Edition

By Brendan Gleeson
April 22, 2015

This book will speak to the new human epoch, the Urban Age. A majority of humanity now lives for the first time in cities. The city, the highest invention of the modern age, is now the human heartland. And yet the same process that brought us the city and its wonders, modernisation, has also thrown...

Cities, Nationalism and Democratization

Cities, Nationalism and Democratization

1st Edition

By Scott A. Bollens
March 31, 2015

Cities, Nationalism, and Democratization provides a theoretically informed, practice-oriented account of intercultural conflict and co-existence in cities. Bollens uses a wide-ranging set of over 100 interviews with local political and community leaders to investigate how popular urban policies can...

Life in the Megalopolis Mexico City and Sao Paulo

Life in the Megalopolis: Mexico City and Sao Paulo

1st Edition

By Lucia Sa
December 11, 2007

The modern metropolis has been called 'the symbol of our times', and life in it epitomizes, for many, modernity itself. But what to make of inherited ideas of modernity when faced with life in Mexico City and São Paulo, two of the largest metropolises in the world? Is their fractured reality, their...

Ordinary Cities Between Modernity and Development

Ordinary Cities: Between Modernity and Development

1st Edition

By Jennifer Robinson
January 13, 2006

With the urbanization of the world's population proceeding apace and the equally rapid urbanization of poverty, urban theory has an urgent challenge to meet if it is to remain relevant to the majority of cities and their populations, many of which are outside the West. This groundbreaking book ...

City Publics The (Dis)enchantments of Urban Encounters

City Publics: The (Dis)enchantments of Urban Encounters

1st Edition

By Sophie Watson
August 01, 2006

Some cities have grown into mega cities and some into uncontrolled sprawl; others have seen their centres decline with populations moving to the suburbs. In such times, questions of the public realm and public space in cities warrant even greater attention than previously received. Concerned with ...

Global Metropolitan Globalizing Cities in a Capitalist World

Global Metropolitan: Globalizing Cities in a Capitalist World

1st Edition

By John Rennie-Short
August 05, 2004

Exploring the connections between globalization and urbanization, this notable book places particular emphasis on understanding the economic function of global cities, the political process of globalizing cities, and the cultural significance of cosmopolitan cities. The book explores the...

Urban Assemblages How Actor-Network Theory Changes Urban Studies

Urban Assemblages: How Actor-Network Theory Changes Urban Studies

1st Edition

Edited By Ignacio Farías, Thomas Bender
August 16, 2011

This book takes it as a given that the city is made of multiple partially localized assemblages built of heterogeneous networks, spaces, and practices. The past century of urban studies has focused on various aspects—space, culture, politics, economy—but these too often address each domain and the ...

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