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Unruly Cities?

Order/Disorder, 1st Edition

Edited by Chris Brook, Gerry Mooney, Steve Pile

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368 pages

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The text argues that cities are open to many forms of order and disorder both from within the city and outside. They represent cities potentials as well as their problems. It challenges the assumption that cities are threatened by disorder from below and that they might be ruled by 'order' imposed from above.

Reviews

`Readable - accessible to undergraduates and certainly interesting to postgraduates…good range of questions and is up-to-date and relavant to current concerns.' - - Malcolm Miles, Oxford Brookes University, UK

`Very good on current social theory, good case studies…excellent photographs and global coverage.' - - Dr David Sibley, Hull University, UK

`…this text provides an illuminating and intelligent understanding of where, how and why such cities persisit.It's use of seminal works and critical analysis is simply inspiring.' - - Dr M Gillen, Northumbria University

"An excellent insight into the city - economically, socially, politically and culturally. Essential undergraduate reading" Heidi Grainger, Liverpool University

About the Editors

Steve Pile is Lecturer in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Open University. His publications include The Body and the City (1996) and Geographies of Resistance (1997), co-edited with Michael Keith) and Places through the Body (1998, co-edited with Heidi J. Nast). Chris Brook is Lecturer in the Faculty of Social Sciences at The Open University. His recent books include A Global World? 91995, co-edited with James Anderson and Allan Cochrane) and Asia Pacific in the New World Order (1997, co-edited with Anthony McGrew).

Gerry Mooney is Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Social Policy in the Department of Applied Social Studies at the University of Paisley. He has published widely on issues relating to developments in Social Policy and in the field of urban studies.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI030000
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOC015000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography