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  • Host Cities and the Olympics

    An Interactionist Approach, 1st Edition

    By Harry Hiller

    Rather than interpreting the Olympics as primarily a sporting event of international or national significance, this book understands the Games as a civic project for the host city that serves as a catalyst for a variety of urban interests over a period of many years from the bidding phase through…

    Paperback – 2014-03-28
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Operation Gatekeeper and Beyond

    The War On "Illegals" and the Remaking of the U.S. – Mexico Boundary, 2nd Edition

    By Joseph Nevins

    This is a major revision and update of Nevins’ earlier classic and is an ideal text for use with undergraduate students in a wide variety of courses on immigration, transnational issues, and the politics of race, inclusion and exclusion. Not only has the author brought his subject completely up to…

    Paperback – 2013-12-06

  • The Creative Class Goes Global

    1st Edition

    Edited by Charlotta Mellander, Richard Florida, Bjørn T. Asheim, Meric Gertler

    The whole landscape of research in urban studies was revolutionized by the publication of Richard Florida’s The Rise of the Creative Class in 2002, and his subsequent book entitled The Flight of the Creative Class has helped to maintain a decade-long explosion of interest in the field. While these…

    Paperback – 2013-10-30
    Regions and Cities

  • The Futures of the City Region

    1st Edition

    Edited by Michael Neuman, Angela Hull

    Does the ‘city region’ constitute a new departure in urbanisation? If so, what are the key elements of that departure? The realities of the urban in the 21st century are increasingly complex and polychromatic. The rise of global networks enabled by supranational administrations, both governmental…

    Paperback – 2013-08-14
    Regions and Cities

  • Relational Architectural Ecologies

    Architecture, Nature and Subjectivity, 1st Edition

    Edited by Peg Rawes

    Examining the complex social and material relationships between architecture and ecology which constitute modern cultures, this collection responds to the need to extend architectural thinking about ecology beyond current design literatures. This book shows how the ‘habitats’, ‘natural milieus’, ‘…

    Paperback – 2013-06-27

  • Urban Youth in China: Modernity, the Internet and the Self

    1st Edition

    By Fengshu Liu

    Fengshu Liu situates the lives of Chinese youth and the growth of the Internet against the backdrop of rapid and profound social transformation in China. In 2008, the total of Internet users in China had reached 253 million (in comparison with 22.5 million in 2001). Yet, despite rapid growth, the…

    Paperback – 2013-06-24
    Routledge Research in Information Technology and Society

  • Corrections and Collections

    Architectures for Art and Crime, 1st Edition

    By Joe Day

    America holds more than two million inmates in its prisons and jails, and hosts more than two million daily visits to museums, figures which represent a ten-fold increase in the last twenty-five years. Corrections and Collections explores and connects these two massive expansions in our built…

    Paperback – 2013-05-28

  • 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
    Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

  • Staging Mobilities

    1st Edition

    By Ole B. Jensen

    In recent years, the social sciences have taken a ‘mobilities turn’. There has been a developing realisation that mobilities do not ‘just happen’. Mobilities are carefully and meticulously designed, planned and staged (from above). However, they are equally importantly acted out, performed and…

    Hardback – 2013-02-21
    International Library of Sociology

  • Population Studies

    1st Edition

    Edited by Edith Gray, Zhongwei Zhao

    Demography is the scientific study of human populations. Classical demography has at its core three processes: fertility, migration, and mortality. To be human is to be part of the demographic process, so contemporary studies of population focus not only on the implications of population size and…

    Hardback – 2012-11-23
    Critical Concepts in the Social Sciences

  • Can Neighbourhoods Save the City?

    Community Development and Social Innovation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Frank Moulaert, Erik Swyngedouw, Flavia Martinelli, Sara Gonzalez

    For decades, neighbourhoods been pivotal sites of social, economic and political exclusion processes, and civil society initiatives, attempting bottom-up strategies of re-development and regeneration. In many cases these efforts resulted in the creation of socially innovative organizations, seeking…

    Paperback – 2012-10-16
    Regions and Cities

  • Transforming Urban Waterfronts

    Fixity and Flow, 1st Edition

    Edited by Gene Desfor, Jennefer Laidley, Quentin Stevens, Dirk Schubert

    In port cities around the world, waterfront development projects have been hailed both as spaces of promise and as crucial territorial wedges in twenty-first century competitive growth strategies. Frequently, these mega-projects have been intended to transform derelict docklands into communities of…

    Paperback – 2012-09-05
    Routledge Advances in Geography

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