1st Edition

Re-Living the Global City Global/Local Processes

Edited By John Eade, Chris Rumford Copyright 2018
    152 Pages
    by Routledge

    152 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    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


    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.