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  • Postsecular Geographies

    Re-envisioning politics, subjectivity and ethics

    By Chris Baker, Paul Cloke, Andrew Williams, Callum Sutherland

    Over recent years there has been a surge of interest in postsecularity. The complex blurring of sacred-secular boundaries has found new expression in particular areas of the public life of cities, with the unexpected resilience and mutation of religion as a powerful political, cultural and global…

    Hardback – 2018-10-31 
    Routledge Research in Place, Space and Politics

  • Urban Planning in Hong Kong

    The Space and Logic of the Vertically Integrated City

    By Zheng Tan

    This book examines vertical urbanism in the context of Hong Kong’s environmental design practice and its related historical context and regulatory environment. It raises questions about the assumptions and foundations in planning practices in the West, where there is an abnormal absence of a formal…

    Hardback – 2018-10-31 
    Routledge Research on Urban Asia

  • Time, Space and Capital in India

    Longing and Belonging in an Urban-Industrial Hinterland

    By Atreyee Majumder

    The book is fundamentally concerned with the relations among the theoretical categories of time, space and capital in India. It shows registers of temporality and spatiality generated by historical phases of interaction with industrial capital. Such temporal and spatial sensibilities render…

    Hardback – 2018-10-01 

  • Time Geography

    By Kajsa Ellegård

    Time Geography is a mode of thinking that helps understanding change in society, the wider context and ecological consequences of human actions. This book presents its assumptions, concepts, methods, and exemplifies applications. The intellectual path of the Swedish Geographer Torsten Hägerstrand…

    Hardback – 2018-09-27 
    Routledge Studies in Human Geography

  • Twin Cities

    Urban Communities, Borders and Relationships over Time

    Edited by John Garrard, Ekaterina Mikhailova

    This dynamic international collection provides a comprehensive overview of twin cities on administrative and international borders across the world. Drawing on contemporary and historical examples, it documents constant and changing features of twinned communities over time. The chapters explore a…

    Hardback – 2018-09-06 
    Global Urban Studies

  • Urban Walls

    Political and Cultural Meanings of Vertical Structures and Surfaces

    Edited by Andrea Mubi Brighenti, Mattias Kärrholm

    In recent years, an increasing number of separation walls have been built around the world. Walls built in urban areas are particularly striking in that they have exacted a heavy toll in terms of human suffering. As territorialising devices, walls can be protective, but the protection they grant is…

    Hardback – 2018-08-23 
    Classical and Contemporary Social Theory

  • Transport, Transgression and Politics in African Cities

    The Rhythm of Chaos

    Edited by Daniel E. Agbiboa

    This collection of field-based case-studies examines the role and contributions of Africa’s informal public transport (also referred to as paratransit) to the production of city forms and urban economies, as well as the voices, experiences, and survival tactics of its poor and stigmatised workforce…

    Hardback – 2018-08-22 
    Cities and Society

  • Urban Food Systems Governance and Poverty in African Cities - (Open Access)

    Edited by Jane Battersby, Vanessa Watson

    As Africa urbanizes and the focus of poverty shifts to urban centres, there is an imperative to address poverty in African cities. This is particularly the case in smaller cities, which are often the most rapidly urbanizing, but the least able to cope with this growth. This book argues that an…

    Hardback – 2018-08-21 
    Routledge Studies in Food, Society and the Environment

  • Social Justice in Contemporary Housing

    Applying Rawls’ Difference Principle

    By Helen Taylor

    Philosophy is not usually seen as a guidance for modern housing policy but in this new book, Dr Helen Taylor argues that there is something innovative, unusual, and worth discussing about the application of philosophy to housing. The philosophical framework used within this book is John Rawls’…

    Hardback – 2018-08-15 
    Routledge Focus on Housing and Philosophy

  • Disassembled Cities

    Social and Spatial Strategies to Reassemble Communities

    Edited by Elizabeth Sweet, Tim Imeokparia, Iván Arenas, Teresa Cordova, Deborah Youdell

    The edited collection provides an analysis of the effects of the global spread of contemporary capitalism that includes predatory practices such as harmful loan conditions, highly speculative investments, and war mongering for profit or economic advantage. The book is a grounded evaluation and…

    Hardback – 2018-07-30 
    Global Urban Studies

  • Place and Identity

    Home as Performance

    By Joanna Richardson

    The UK is experiencing a housing crisis unlike any other. Homelessness is on the increase and more people are at the mercy of landlords due to unaffordable housing. Place and Identity: The Performance of Home highlights that the meaning of home is not just found within the bricks and mortar; it is…

    Hardback – 2018-07-15 
    Routledge Focus on Housing and Philosophy

  • Children, Nature and Cities

    Rethinking the Connections

    By Claire Freeman, Yolanda van Heezik

    That children need nature for health and well-being is widely accepted, but what type of nature? Specifically, what type of nature is not only necessary but realistically available in the complex and rapidly changing worlds that children currently live in? This book examines child-nature…

    Hardback – 2018-06-26 
    Routledge Spaces of Childhood and Youth Series

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