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Re-Living the Global City

Global/Local Processes, 1st Edition

Edited by John Eade, Chris Rumford


134 pages

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Living the Global City (1996) was a landmark text in the field of Global Studies, offering an analysis of globalization and global/local processes by focussing on specific issues and themes which include community, culture, milieu, socioscapes and sociospheres, microglobalization, poverty, ethnic identity and carnival. In this new collection Eade and Rumford draw together scholars whose work has engaged with the original volume over the last 15 years and the result is a unique and thematically coherent collection of essays which both complements the original book and challenges some of its core assumptions. Re-Living the Global City both pays homage to a key text and pushes its agenda into important new areas.

After reflecting upon how debates in the field have developed since the original publication, the contributors seek to drive the debate forward through discussion of contemporary themes and issues such as borders and bordering, social movements, community and global connectivity. They consider the ways in which the city produces different experiences of globalization for different people and examine the various accounts of the ways in which new forms of sociality are definitive of contemporary globalization and cosmopolitanism.

Drawing together scholars from a range of disciplines including international relations, politics, sociology, urban studies and anthropology, this work will be of great interest to all students and scholars of global studies and globalization.

Table of Contents

Chapter One - Global Transformations in the Metropolis, Then and Now - Darren O’Byrne

Chapter Two - Living the Global Stranger - Chris Rumford

Chapter Three - Homecomings: Provincializing the Global City - Jörg Dürrschmidt

Chapter Four - Transnational Subjectivities: Revisiting Community in the Global City - Myria Georgiou

Chapter Five - Mobility without Movement: G/local Bordering Processes as a Fundamental Aspect of Globalization and Global Connectivity - Anthony Cooper

Chapter Six - Making Yourself at Home: Transnational Repertoires of Action on the Move - Ranji Devadason

Chapter Seven - When Did Cities Really Become ‘Global’? Against Assumptions of Historical Uniqueness in Globalization Theory - David Inglis

Chapter Eight - Opportunities Lost? What We Should Have Learned- and What We Can Still Learn about Theorizing the Global - Barrie Axford

About the Editors

John Eade is Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Roehampton and former Executive Director of CRONEM (Centre for Research on Nationalism, Ethnicity and Multiculturalism) which links Roehampton and the University of Surrey.

Chris Rumford was Professor of Political Sociology and Global Politics at Royal Holloway, University of London.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Global and Transnational Politics

The core theme of the series is ‘global connectivities’ and the implications and outcomes of global and transnational processes in history and in the contemporary world. The series aims to promote greater theoretical innovation and inter-disciplinarity in the academic study of global transformations. The understanding of globalization that it employs accords centrality to forms and processes of political, social, cultural and economic connectivity (and disconnectivity) and relations between the global and the local. The series’ editors see the multi-disciplinary exploration of ‘global connectivities’ as contributing, not only to an understanding of the nature and direction of current global and transnational transformations, but also to recasting the intellectual agenda of the social sciences.

The series aims to publish high quality work by leading and emerging scholars critically engaging with key issues in the study of global and transnational politics. It will comprise research monographs, edited collections and advanced textbooks for scholars, researchers, policy analysts, and students.


Series Editor: Sandra Halperin

Founding Series Editors: Sandra Halperin & Chris Rumford.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General