Urban Studies: Urban Cultures

  • Urban Criminology book cover

    Urban Criminology

    By Rowland Atkinson, Gareth Millington

    The urban has tended to be implicit in the study of crime and disorder from the grounded studies of gang life, the observed strains and general stress of poverty and violent neighbourhood life, in arguments made about the capacity of communities to control problems, the design and management of…

    Paperback – 2018-11-30 
    Routledge

  • Cities and Dialogue: The Public Life of Knowledge book cover

    Cities and Dialogue

    The Public Life of Knowledge

    By Jamie O'Brien

    This book explores the role of dialogue in urban community formations, specifically focusing on the need for civic dialogue within urban spaces. It examines the relationships between people and place, analyzing how local narratives are constructed by community members and, in a contrasting manner,…

    Hardback – 2018-11-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Urbanism and the City

  • The Routledge Companion to Urban Imaginaries book cover

    The Routledge Companion to Urban Imaginaries

    Edited by Christoph Lindner, Miriam Meissner

    The Routledge Companion to Urban Imaginaries delves into examples of urban imaginaries across multiple media and geographies: from new visions of smart, eco, and resilient cities to urban dystopias in popular culture; from architectural renderings of starchitecture and luxury living to performative…

    Hardback – 2018-10-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Theories of Culture book cover

    Theories of Culture

    By Arnold Groh

    What is culture? Why do cultures change over time? Are there any discernible rules or principles behind culture-related phenomena and processes and, if so, what are they? Familiarity with the most significant cultural theories of the 20th and 21st centuries is vital for anyone studying or…

    Paperback – 2018-10-01 
    Routledge

  • Cities and Literature book cover

    Cities and Literature

    By Malcolm Miles

    This book offers a critical introduction to the relation between cities and literature (fiction, poetry and literary criticism) from the late eighteenth to twenty-first centuries. It examines examples of writing from Europe, North America and post-colonial countries, juxtaposed to key ideas from…

    Paperback – 2018-09-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Introductions to Urbanism and the City

  • 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 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 
    Routledge
    Global Urban Studies

  • Creative Placemaking: Research, Theory and Practice book cover

    Creative Placemaking

    Research, Theory and Practice

    Edited by Cara Courage, Anita McKeown

    This book offers a significant contribution to the history of placemaking, presenting grassroots to top-down practices and socially engaged, situated artistic practices and arts-led spatial inquiry that go beyond instrumentalising the arts for development. It brings together a range of scholars to…

    Hardback – 2018-09-06 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Human Geography

  • Baghdad: An Urban History through the Lens of Literature book cover

    Baghdad: An Urban History through the Lens of Literature

    By Iman Al-Attar

    In recent years, Baghdad has been viewed as a battleground for political conflicts; this interpretation has heavily influenced writings on the city. This book moves away from these perspectives to present an interdisciplinary exploration into the urban history of Baghdad through the lens of…

    Hardback – 2018-08-10 
    Routledge
    Built Environment City Studies

  • 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

  • Changing China: Migration, Communities and Governance in Cities book cover

    Changing China: Migration, Communities and Governance in Cities

    Edited by Li Si-Ming, Shenjing He, Kam Wing Chan

    China’s unprecedented urbanization is underpinned by not only massive rural-urban migration but also a household registration system embedded in a territorial hierarchy that produces lingering urban-rural duality. The mid-1990s onwards witnessed increasing reliance on land revenues by municipal…

    Paperback – 2018-07-19 
    Routledge

  • 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

  • Urban Music and Entrepreneurship: Beats, Rhymes and Young People's Enterprise book cover

    Urban Music and Entrepreneurship

    Beats, Rhymes and Young People's Enterprise

    By Joy White

    Youth unemployment in the UK remains around the one million mark, with many young people from impoverished backgrounds becoming and remaining NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training). However, the NEET categorisation covertly disguises and obscures the significance of the diverse range of…

    Paperback – 2018-06-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

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