Urban Studies: Urban Cultures

  • Disassembled Cities: Social and Spatial Strategies to Reassemble Communities book cover

    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 
    Routledge
    Global Urban Studies

  • Twin Cities: Urban Communities, Borders and Relationships over Time book cover

    Twin Cities

    Urban Communities, Borders and Relationships over Time

    Edited by John Garrard, Ekaterina Mikhailova

    This book provides a comprehensive overview of twin and border cities across the world. Drawing on examples of both internal and cross border twin cities, it explores the constant and changing features of twinned communities over time. The chapters explore a variety of urban formations including…

    Hardback – 2018-07-30 
    Routledge
    Global Urban Studies

  • Wicked Valuations: People and Landed Property book cover

    Wicked Valuations

    People and Landed Property

    By Michael McDermott

    Traditional valuation approaches are increasingly recognised as being insufficient to address the wicked valuation problems of the diverse peoples and groups that inhabit the globe from North, South, East to West. This book demonstrates the limitations of science and, in particular economics, as…

    Hardback – 2018-07-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Complex Real Property Rights Series

  • Postsecular Geographies: Re-envisioning politics, subjectivity and ethics book cover

    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 – 2018-06-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Place, Space and Politics

  • Children, Nature and Cities: Rethinking the Connections book cover

    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
    Routledge Spaces of Childhood and Youth Series

  • Chinese Urbanism: Critical Perspectives book cover

    Chinese Urbanism

    Critical Perspectives

    Edited by Mark Jayne

    This book provides a definitive overview of contemporary developments in our understanding of urban life in China. With multi-disciplinary perspectives, contributions outline the most significant critical theoretical, methodological and empirical developments in our appreciation of Chinese cities…

    Paperback – 2018-05-23 
    Routledge

  • Routledge Library Editions: Urban Planning book cover

    Routledge Library Editions: Urban Planning

    By Various

    The volumes in this set, originally published between 1970 and 1998, draw together research by leading academics in the area of urban planning, and provide a rigorous examination of related key issues. The volumes examine teaching, urban markets, planning, transport planning, poverty, politics,…

    Hardback – 2018-05-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Urban Planning

  • Contemporary Artists Working Outside the City: Creative Retreat book cover

    Contemporary Artists Working Outside the City

    Creative Retreat

    By Sarah Lowndes

    This book reflects on the motivations of creative practitioners who have moved out of cities from the mid-1960s onwards to establish creative homesteads. The book focuses on desert exile painter Agnes Martin, radical filmmaker and gardener Derek Jarman, and iconoclastic conceptual artist Chris…

    Hardback – 2018-04-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Affected Labour in a Café Culture: The Atmospheres and Economics of 'Hip' Melbourne book cover

    Affected Labour in a Café Culture

    The Atmospheres and Economics of 'Hip' Melbourne

    By Alexia Cameron

    What does it mean to work in the ‘hip’ postmodern economy? This book develops the concept of ‘affected labour’ within Melbourne, Australia. Through the lens of café and bar culture, the book provides an ethnographic investigation into the ways that affect arises, circulates, sticks and dissipates…

    Hardback – 2018-04-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Culture, Space and Identity

  • Cities and Metaphors: Beyond Imaginaries of Islamic Urban Space book cover

    Cities and Metaphors

    Beyond Imaginaries of Islamic Urban Space

    By Somaiyeh Falahat

    Introducing a new concept of urban space, Cities and Metaphors encourages a theoretical realignment of how the city is seen, experienced and discussed.   In the context of Islamic city studies, relying on reasoning and rational thinking has reduced descriptive, vivid features of the urban space…

    Hardback – 2018-04-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

  • Social Theories of Urban Violence in the Global South: Towards Safe and Inclusive Cities book cover

    Social Theories of Urban Violence in the Global South

    Towards Safe and Inclusive Cities

    Edited by Jennifer Erin Salahub, Markus Gottsbacher, John de Boer

    While cities often act as the engines of economic growth for developing countries, they are also often the site of growing violence, poverty, and inequality. Yet, social theory, largely developed and tested in the Global North, is often inadequate in tackling the realities of life in the dangerous…

    Hardback – 2018-04-19 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Cities and Development

  • Latino City: Urban Planning, Politics, and the Grassroots book cover

    Latino City

    Urban Planning, Politics, and the Grassroots

    By Erualdo R. Gonzalez

    American cities are increasingly turning to revitalization strategies that embrace the ideas of new urbanism and the so-called creative class in an attempt to boost economic growth and prosperity to downtown areas. These efforts stir controversy over residential and commercial gentrification of…

    Paperback – 2018-04-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Urbanism and the City

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