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1st Edition

Transnationalism and Urbanism

ISBN 9781138807426
Published June 19, 2014 by Routledge
252 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The formation of transnational urban spaces is a relevant and challenging field of interdisciplinary research, which deserves much more debate in order to deepen our understanding of generating and restructuring urban spaces under conditions of contemporary globalisation processes. This edited collection reflects current studies on the relation of transnationalism and urbanism. Scholars from disciplines including Geography, Ethnography and Urban Planning discuss theoretical approaches, methodology and case studies on processes of the production of urban spaces through global economic value chains, socio-cultural practices, and political governance strategies. Cities are appropriate sites for an examination of the spatial dimension of transnationality because this is where global processes are concentrated, localized, transformed and materialize. In this context, urban space is not merely to be regarded as a setting for transnational practices, but as a constituent force of transnationalism in all its manifestations.

Table of Contents

1. The Transnationality of Cities – Concepts, Dimensions and Research Fields: An Introduction  Stefan Krätke, Kathrin Wildner and Stephan Lanz  2. Transnationality and the City  Nina Glick-Schiller  3. Cities of the Global South in the Context of Transnational Urbanism and International Development Policies  Hans Harms  4. Transnational Planning: Reconfiguring Spaces and Institutions  Clara Irazábal  5. Conceptualizing Transnational Urban Spaces: Multicentered Agency, Placeless Organizational Logics, and the Built Environment  Christof Parnreiter  6. Materializing the Digital Commodity: Recording Studios in Transnational Project Networks of Digital Musical Production  Michael Hoyler and Allan Watson  7. Global Capitalism and the Informal Economy: A Methodological Approach to the Complex Incorporation of Mexican Cities into the Globalized Markets  Sandra Alarcón  8. The Return of the Local?: Anglicization, Transnationalism and Religion in the Global City  John Eade  9. Small Town Transnationalism: Socio-Spatial Dynamics of Immigration to the Heartland  Faranak Miraftab  10. Challenging Heteronomous Power in a Globalized World: Insurgent Spatial Practices, ‘Militant Particularism’, and Multiscalarity  Marcelo Lopes de Souza  11. Move From and Not On the Occult Zone (Where the People Dwell): An Argument for the Political Priority of Solidarity with Popular (and Largely Situated) Mobilization by the Poor over Transnational Organization by Civil Society  Richard Pithouse

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Stefan Krätke is Professor of Economic and Social Geography at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt/Oder.

Kathrin Wildner is Assistant Professor at the European-University Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder.

Stephan Lanz is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Social and Cultural Studies at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt/Oder.