Questioning Cities

  • The Urban Condition

    By Brendan Gleeson

    This book will speak to the new human epoch, the Urban Age. A majority of humanity now lives for the first time in cities. The city, the highest invention of the modern age, is now the human heartland. And yet the same process that brought us the city and its wonders, modernisation, has also thrown…

    Paperback – 2015-04-28
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  • Cities in Globalization

    Practices, Policies and Theories

    Edited by Peter Taylor, Ben Derudder, Pieter Saey, Frank Witlox

    Despite traditionally being a strong research topic in urban studies, inter-city relations had become grossly neglected until recently, when it was placed back on the research agenda with the advent of studies of world/global cities. More recently the ‘external relations’ of cities have taken their…

    Paperback – 2012-03-21
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  • Searching for the Just City

    Debates in Urban Theory and Practice

    Edited by Peter Marcuse, James Connolly, Johannes Novy, Ingrid Olivo, Cuz Potter, Justin Steil

    Cities are many things. Among their least appealing aspects, cities are frequently characterized by concentrations of insecurity and exploitation. Cities have also long represented promises of opportunity and liberation. Public decision-making in contemporary cities is full of conflict, and…

    Paperback – 2011-10-03
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  • Urban Assemblages

    How Actor-Network Theory Changes Urban Studies

    Edited by Ignacio Farías, Thomas Bender

    This book takes it as a given that the city is made of multiple partially localized assemblages built of heterogeneous networks, spaces, and practices. The past century of urban studies has focused on various aspects—space, culture, politics, economy—but these too often address each domain and the…

    Paperback – 2011-08-16
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  • Globalization, Violence and the Visual Culture of Cities

    Edited by Christoph Lindner

    What connects garbage dumps in New York, bomb sites in Baghdad, and skyscrapers in São Paulo? How is contemporary visual culture – extending from art and architecture to film and digital media – responding to new forms of violence associated with global and globalizing cities? Addressing such…

    Hardback – 2009-07-28
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  • Life in the Megalopolis

    Mexico City and Sao Paulo

    By Lucia Sa

    The modern metropolis has been called 'the symbol of our times', and life in it epitomizes, for many, modernity itself. But what to make of inherited ideas of modernity when faced with life in Mexico City and São Paulo, two of the largest metropolises in the world? Is their fractured reality, their…

    Paperback – 2007-10-24
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  • Cities, Nationalism and Democratization

    By Scott A. Bollens

    Cities, Nationalism, and Democratization provides a theoretically informed, practice-oriented account of intercultural conflict and co-existence in cities. Bollens uses a wide-ranging set of over 100 interviews with local political and community leaders to investigate how popular urban policies can…

    Hardback – 2007-04-04
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  • Cities and Race

    America's New Black Ghetto

    By David Wilson

    This fascinating book examines the 1990s rise of a new black ghetto in rust belt America, 'the global ghetto'. It uses the emergent perspective of 'racial economy' to delineate a fundamental proposition; historically neglected and marginalized black ghettos, in a 1990s era of societal boom and…

    Paperback – 2006-09-27
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  • Small Cities

    Urban Experience Beyond the Metropolis

    By David Bell, Mark Jayne

    Until now, much research in the field of urban planning and change has focused on the economic, political, social, cultural and spatial transformations of global cities and larger metropolitan areas. In this topical new volume, David Bell and Mark Jayne redress this balance, focusing on urban…

    Paperback – 2006-07-12
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  • City Publics

    The (Dis)enchantments of Urban Encounters

    By Sophie Watson

    Some cities have grown into mega cities and some into uncontrolled sprawl; others have seen their centres decline with populations moving to the suburbs. In such times, questions of the public realm and public space in cities warrant even greater attention than previously received. Concerned with…

    Paperback – 2006-06-21
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  • Urban Space and Cityscapes

    Perspectives from Modern and Contemporary Culture

    Edited by Christoph Lindner

    From the verticals of New York, Hong Kong and Singapore to the sprawls of London, Paris and Jakarta, this interdisciplinary volume of new writing examines constructions, representations, imaginations and theorizations of 'cityscapes' in modern and contemporary culture. With specially-commissioned…

    Paperback – 2006-03-01
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  • In the Nature of Cities

    Urban Political Ecology and the Politics of Urban Metabolism

    Edited by Nik Heynen, Maria Kaika, Erik Swyngedouw

    The social and material production of urban nature has recently emerged as an important area in urban studies, human/environmental interactions and social studies. This has been prompted by the recognition that the material conditions that comprise urban environments are not independent from social…

    Paperback – 2005-12-21
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  • Ordinary Cities

    Between Modernity and Development

    By Jennifer Robinson

    With the urbanization of the world's population proceeding apace and the equally rapid urbanization of poverty, urban theory has an urgent challenge to meet if it is to remain relevant to the majority of cities and their populations, many of which are outside the West. This groundbreaking book…

    Paperback – 2005-12-07
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  • Reason in the City of Difference

    By Gary Bridge

    In the modernist city rationality ruled and subsumed difference in a logic of identity. In the postmodern city, reason is abandoned for an endless play of difference. Reason in the City of Difference poses an alternative to these extremes by drawing on classical American philosophical pragmatism (…

    Paperback – 2004-12-08
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  • Global Metropolitan

    Globalizing Cities in a Capitalist World

    By John Rennie-Short

    Exploring the connections between globalization and urbanization, this notable book places particular emphasis on understanding the economic function of global cities, the political process of globalizing cities, and the cultural significance of cosmopolitan cities. The book explores the…

    Paperback – 2004-05-26
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