Cities of Difference / Edition 1

Cities of Difference / Edition 1

by Ruth Fincher
     
 

ISBN-10: 1572303107

ISBN-13: 9781572303102

Pub. Date: 03/20/1998

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.

How can contemporary theories of difference enhance our understanding of traditional urban studies concerns such as housing, labor markets, and structures of state entitlement? What are the connections between urban space and identity politics? This provocative text provides fresh perspectives on the fragmented city within a cultural political economy framework.…  See more details below

Overview

How can contemporary theories of difference enhance our understanding of traditional urban studies concerns such as housing, labor markets, and structures of state entitlement? What are the connections between urban space and identity politics? This provocative text provides fresh perspectives on the fragmented city within a cultural political economy framework. Contributors explore the role of race, ethnicity, class, gender and sexuality, able-bodiedness, and other axes of difference in the geography of postmodern cities. Using a range of cutting-edge theoretical and methodological approaches, the book probes the relationship of the broader realities of urban life--economic polarization, gentrification, and the proliferation of sites of consumption to the everyday life and political power of different communities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572303102
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
03/20/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents


Preface
1. Introduction, Jacobs and Fincher
2. Grids of Difference: Place and Identity Formation, Pratt
3. In the Right Place at the Right Time?: Life Stages and Urban Spaces, Fincher
4. Suburban Stories, Gendered Lives: Thinking through Difference, Dowling
5. Justice and the Disabling City, Gleeson
6. Community Responses to Human Service Delivery in U.S. Cities, Takahashi
7. Sexuality and Urban Space: Gay Male Identity Politics in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia, Knopp
8. Sexing the City, Bondi
9. Sites of Difference: Beyond a Cultural Politics of Race Polarity, Anderson
10. Contesting Social Relations in Communal Places: Identity Politics among Asian Communities in Dar es Salaam, Nagar and Leitner
11. Staging Difference: Aestheticization and the Politics of Difference in Contemporary Cities, Jacobs
12. Whose City?: Gender, Class, and Immigrants in Globalizing European Cities, Kofman
13. Social Polarization and the Politics of Difference: Discourses in Collision or Collusion?, Gibson

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