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  • Street Food

    Culture, economy, health and governance

    Edited by Ryzia De Cassia Vieira Cardoso, Michèle Companion, Stefano Roberto Marras

    Prepared foods, for sale in streets, squares or markets, are ubiquitous around the world and throughout history. This volume is one of the first to provide a comprehensive social science perspective on street food, illustrating its immense cultural diversity and economic significance, both in…

    Paperback – 2017-01-31 
    Routledge Studies in Food, Society and the Environment

  • Migration, Micro-Business and Tourism in Thailand

    Highlanders in the City

    By Alexander Trupp

    Visitors to Thailand’s urban and beach-sided tourist hotspots notice the presence of colourful and predominantly female vendors offering self-made and mass-manufactured products. A high percentage of these vendors are members of the highland ethnic minority group of Akha who have become…

    Hardback – 2016-12-21 
    Routledge Studies in Asian Diasporas, Migrations and Mobilities

  • Strata Title Property Rights

    Private governance of multi-owned properties

    By Cathy Sherry

    Multi-owned properties make up an ever-increasing proportion of commercial, tourist and residential development, in both urban and rural landscapes around the world. This book critically analyses the legal, social and economic complexities of strata or community title schemes. At a time when…

    Hardback – 2016-12-19 
    Routledge Complex Real Property Rights Series

  • Mega-Event Mobilities

    A Critical Analysis

    Edited by Noel B. Salazar, Christiane Timmerman, Johan Wets, Luana Gama Gato, Sarah Van den Broucke

    Global sports events are rarely far from the public eye. Such mega-events are about much more than the sporting competitions themselves. They entail global exposure and intense struggles by different stakeholders. This is the first book to examine sports mega-events from a mobilities perspective.…

    Hardback – 2016-12-15 
    Routledge Critical Studies in Urbanism and the City

  • The Millennial City

    Trends, Implications, and Prospects for Urban Planning and Policy

    Edited by Markus Moos, Deirdre Pfeiffer, Tara Vinodrai

    This book assesses the impact of demographic change – and in particular, the current shift toward the "Millennial" generation – on urban planning and policy making in cities. It asks how the millennial generation differs from previous generations in terms of their career, housing, travel choices,…

    Hardback – 2016-12-15 

  • Spiritualizing the City

    Agency and Resilience of the Urban and Urbanesque Habitat

    Edited by Victoria Hegner, Peter Jan Margry

    Urban spaces have always functioned as cradles and laboratories for religious movements and spiritualities. The urban forms a central and nourishing agent for the creation of new religious expressions, and continually negotiates new ways of being spiritual and establishing spiritual ideas and…

    Hardback – 2016-12-05 
    Routledge Studies in Urbanism and the City

  • Urban Music and Entrepreneurship

    Beats, Rhymes and Young People's Enterprise

    By Joy White

    Youth unemployment in the UK remains around the one million mark, with many young people from impoverished backgrounds becoming and remaining NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training). However, the NEET categorisation covertly disguises and obscures the significance of the diverse range of…

    Hardback – 2016-10-18
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Changing China: Migration, Communities and Governance in Cities

    Edited by Li Si-Ming, Shenjing He, Kam Wing Chan

    China’s unprecedented urbanization is underpinned by not only massive rural-urban migration but also a household registration system embedded in a territorial hierarchy that produces lingering urban-rural duality. The mid-1990s onwards witnessed increasing reliance on land revenues by municipal…

    Hardback – 2016-10-17

  • Creativity

    By Harriet Hawkins

    Creativity, whether lauded as the oil of the 21st century, touted as a driver of international policy, or mobilised by activities, has been very much part of the zeitgeist of the last few decades. Offering the first accessible, but conceptually sophisticated account of the critical geographies of…

    Paperback – 2016-09-28
    Key Ideas in Geography

  • Spatializing Culture

    The Ethnography of Space and Place

    By Setha Low

    This book demonstrates the value of ethnographic theory and methods in understanding space and place, and considers how ethnographically-based spatial analyses can yield insight into prejudices, inequalities and social exclusion as well as offering people the means for understanding the places…

    Paperback – 2016-09-06

  • Deconstructing Placemaking

    Needs, Opportunities, and Assets

    By Mahyar Arefi

    A new taxonomy of placemaking is needed; concerns have been expressed about the professionalization of placemaking through the proliferation of standards, zoning codes, and restrictive covenants. "Place matters" has become a mantra in many disciplines - architecture, urban planning and urban…

    Paperback – 2016-08-04
    Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

  • Urban Subversion and the Creative City

    By Oli Mould

    Check out the author's video to find out more about the book: https://vimeo.com/124247409 This book provides a comprehensive critique of the current Creative City paradigm, with a capital ‘C’, and argues for a creative city with a small ‘c’ via a theoretical exploration of urban subversion. The…

    Paperback – 2016-08-03
    Routledge Critical Studies in Urbanism and the City

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