Routledge Advances in Geography

  • Migration, Settlement, and the Concepts of House and Home

    By Iris Levin

    How do migrants feel "at home" in their houses? Literature on the migrant house and its role in the migrant experience of home-building is inadequate. This book offers a theoretical framework based on the notion of home-building and the concepts of home and house embedded within it. It presents…

    Hardback – 2015-12-01 
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  • Shrinking Cities

    International Perspectives and Policy Implications

    Edited by Karina Pallagst, Thorsten Wiechmann, Cristina Martinez-Fernandez

    The shrinking city phenomenon is a multidimensional process that affects cities, parts of cities or metropolitan areas around the world that have experienced dramatic decline in their economic and social bases. Shrinkage is not a new phenomenon in the study of cities. However, shrinking cities lack…

    Paperback – 2015-09-15 
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  • For Creative Geographies

    Geography, Visual Arts and the Making of Worlds

    By Harriet Hawkins

    This book provides the first sustained critical exploration, and celebration, of the relationship between Geography and the contemporary Visual Arts. With the growth of research in the Geohumanities and the Spatial Humanities, there is an imperative to extend and deepen considerations of the form…

    Paperback – 2015-09-15 
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  • Global Port Cities in North America

    Urbanization Processes and Global Production Networks

    By Boris Vormann

    As the material anchors of globalization, North America’s global port cities channel flows of commodities, capital, and tourists. This book explores how economic globalization processes have shaped these cities' political institutions, social structures, and urban identities since the mid-1970s.…

    Hardback – 2014-12-16
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  • Geographies, Mobilities, and Rhythms over the Life-Course

    Adventures in the Interval

    By Elaine Stratford

    By thinking in terms of the geographies of mobilities, we are better able to understand the central importance of movements, rhythms and shifting emplacements over the life-course. This innovative book represents research from a new and flourishing multidisciplinary field that…

    Hardback – 2014-12-12
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  • The Gentrification of Nightlife and the Right to the City

    Regulating Spaces of Social Dancing in New York

    By Laam Hae

    In The Gentrification of Nightlife and the Right to the City, Hae explores how nightlife in New York City, long associated with various subcultures of social dancing, has been recently transformed as the city has undergone the gentrification of its space and the post-industrialization of its…

    Paperback – 2014-04-09
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  • China's New Retail Economy

    A Geographic Perspective

    By Shuguang Wang

    Retail is the essential link between production and consumption. The dynamics of a nation’s economy cannot be fully understood without a good understanding of its retail sector. This book is written to achieve three broad objectives. First, it provides a comprehensive assessment of the changes in…

    Hardback – 2014-01-13
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  • Eurasian Corridors of Interconnection

    From the South China to the Caspian Sea

    Edited by Susan M. Walcott, Corey Johnson

    Connectivity, as well as conflict, characterizes Eurasia. This edited volume explores dynamic geopolitical and geo-economic links reconfiguring spaces from the eastern edge of Europe through the western edge of Asia, seeking explanation beyond description. The ancient Silk Road tied together space,…

    Hardback – 2013-11-01
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  • Selling Ethnic Neighborhoods

    The Rise of Neighborhoods as Places of Leisure and Consumption

    Edited by Volkan Aytar, Jan Rath

    While ethnic neighborhoods are usually associated with poverty, crime and social problems, they have also emerged as places of leisure and consumption, providing opportunities for numerous entrepreneurs and employees. Local and national governments and other regulatory actors, as well as the media,…

    Paperback – 2013-09-20
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  • Rethinking Global Urbanism

    Comparative Insights from Secondary Cities

    Edited by Xiangming Chen, Ahmed Kanna

    Arguing that the focus in global urban studies on cities such as New York, London, Tokyo in the global North, Mexico City and Shanghai in the developing world, and other major nodes of the world economy, has skewed the concept of the global city toward economics, this volume gathers a diverse…

    Paperback – 2013-06-21
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  • Spatial Regulation in New York City

    From Urban Renewal to Zero Tolerance

    By Themis Chronopoulos

    This book explores and critiques the process of spatial regulation in post-war New York, focusing on the period after the fiscal crisis of the 1970s, examining the ideological underpinnings and practical applications of urban renewal, exclusionary zoning, anti-vagrancy laws, and…

    Paperback – 2013-05-23
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  • Transforming Urban Waterfronts

    Fixity and Flow

    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
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  • Branding Cities

    Cosmopolitanism, Parochialism, and Social Change

    Edited by Stephanie Hemelryk Donald, Eleonore Kofman, Catherine Kevin

    Fierce competitiveness between established and emerging major cities, such as Berlin, London, Shanghai and Sydney, has led to a pressure to excel as desirable locations for business, cultural activities, highly skilled migrants and tourists. At the same time, the transformation of settled and new…

    Paperback – 2012-02-03
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  • The Other Global City

    Edited by Shail Mayaram

    What is a Global City? Who authorizes the World Class City? This edited volume interrogates the "global cities" literature, which views the city as a shimmering, financial "global network." Through a historical-ethnographic exploration of inter-ethnic relations in the "other global" cities of…

    Paperback – 2010-04-08
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