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  • The Postcolonial City and its Subjects

    London, Nairobi, Bombay, 1st Edition

    By Rashmi Varma

    This book considers twentieth and twenty-first century literary and cultural formations of the postcolonial city and the constitution of new subjects within it. Varma offers a reading of both historical and contemporary debates on urbanism through the filter of postcolonial fictions and the…

    Paperback – 2014-07-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

  • Creativity in Peripheral Places

    Redefining the Creative Industries, 1st Edition

    Edited by Chris Gibson

    Creativity is said to be the fuel of the contemporary economy. Dynamic industries such as film, music, television and design have changed the fortunes of entire cities, from Nashville to Los Angeles, Barcelona to Brisbane and beyond. Yet creativity remains mercurial – it is at the heart of…

    Paperback – 2014-06-23
    Routledge

  • World Tourism Cities

    Developing Tourism Off the Beaten Track, 1st Edition

    Edited by Robert Maitland, Peter Newman

    This book presents new research on the capacity of big cities to generate new tourism areas as visitors discover and help create new urban experiences off the beaten track. It examines similarities and differences in these processes in a group of established world cities located in the global…

    Paperback – 2014-04-28
    Routledge
    Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility

  • Dissent and Cultural Resistance in Asia’s Cities

    1st Edition

    Edited by Melissa Butcher, Selvaraj Velayutham

    This book documents urban experiences of dissent and emergent resistance against disjunctive global and local capital, technology and labour flows that converge and intersect in some of Asia’s fastest growing cities. Rather than constructing occupants of the city as simply passive victims of…

    Paperback – 2014-02-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

  • Leisure and Power in Urban China

    Everyday life in a Chinese city, 1st Edition

    By Unn Målfrid Rolandsen

    Leisure and Power in Urban China is the first comprehensive study of leisure activities in a medium size Chinese city. Hitherto, studies of Chinese leisure have focused on holidays, festivals and tourism. This, however, is a study of the kinds of leisure that take place on regular workdays in a…

    Paperback – 2014-01-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • African City Textualities

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ranka Primorac

    The stereotype of Africa as a predominantly 'natural' space ignores the existence of vibrant and cosmopolitan urban environments on the continent. Far from merely embodying backwardness and lack, African cities are sites of complex and diverse cultural productions which participate in…

    Paperback – 2013-05-31
    Routledge

  • Sport in the City

    Cultural Connections, 1st Edition

    Edited by Michael P. Sam, John Hughson

    Sport is seen as an increasingly important aspect of urban and regional planning. Related programmes have moved to the forefront of agendas for cities of the present and future. This has occurred as the barriers between so-called ‘high’ and ‘popular’ culture continue to disintegrate. Sport is now a…

    Paperback – 2013-03-18
    Routledge
    Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

  • Cities and Photography

    1st Edition

    By Jane Tormey

    Photographs display attitudes, agency and vision in the way cities are documented and imagined. Cities and Photography explores the relationship between people and the city, visualized in photographs. It provides a visually focused examination of the city and urbanism for a range of different…

    Paperback – 2012-11-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Introductions to Urbanism and the City

  • Language in Public Spaces in Japan

    1st Edition

    Edited by Nanette Gottlieb

    This book throws light on ideologies, practices and sociocultural developments currently shaping language use in Japan by departing from the more common investigation of language in private contexts and examining aspects of the language found in a range of significant public spaces, from the…

    Paperback – 2012-11-15
    Routledge

  • Urban Life in Post-Soviet Asia

    1st Edition

    Edited by Catharine Alexander, Victor Buchli, Caroline Humphrey

    Capturing a unique historical moment, this book examines the changes in urban life since the collapse of the Soviet Union from an ethnographic perspective, thus addressing significant gaps in the literature on cities, Central Asia and post-socialism. It encompasses Tashkent, Almaty, Astana and…

    Paperback – 2012-03-01
    UCL Press

  • Living in the City

    Urban Institutions in the Low Countries, 1200–2010, 1st Edition

    Edited by L.A.C.J. (Leo) Lucassen, W.H. (Wim) Willems

    The city is a place to find shelter, a market place, and an elevator for social mobility and success. But the city is also a place that frightens people and that can marginalize newcomers. Living in the City tries to understand what pulls people to the city since the High Middle Ages, focusing on…

    Hardback – 2011-12-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Cultural History

  • Cities and Sexualities

    1st Edition

    By Phil Hubbard

    From the hotspots of commercial sex through to the suburbia of twitching curtains, urban life and sexualities appear inseparable. Cities are the source of our most familiar images of sexual practice, and are the spaces where new understandings of sexuality take shape. In an era of global business…

    Paperback – 2011-10-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Introductions to Urbanism and the City

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