Cities, War, and Terrorism: Towards an Urban Geopolitics / Edition 1

Cities, War, and Terrorism: Towards an Urban Geopolitics / Edition 1

by Stephen Graham
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405115742

ISBN-13: 9781405115742

Pub. Date: 12/20/2004

Publisher: Wiley

Cities, War and Terrorism is the first book to look critically at the ways in which warfare, terrorism and counter-terrorism policies intersect in cities in the post Cold-War period.

  • A path-breaking exploration of the intersections of war, terrorism and cities
  • Argues that contemporary cities are the key strategic sites of geopolitical

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Overview

Cities, War and Terrorism is the first book to look critically at the ways in which warfare, terrorism and counter-terrorism policies intersect in cities in the post Cold-War period.

  • A path-breaking exploration of the intersections of war, terrorism and cities
  • Argues that contemporary cities are the key strategic sites of geopolitical conflict
  • Written by the world’s leading analysts of the intersections of urban space and military and terrorist violence
  • Draws on cutting-edge research from geography, history, architecture, planning, sociology, critical theory, politics, international relations and military studies
  • Provides up-to-date empirical analyses of specific conflicts, including 9/11, the “War on Terrorism”, the Balkan wars, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and urban antiglobalization battles
  • Offers lay readers a sophisticated perspective on the violence that is engulfing our increasingly urbanised world

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405115742
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/20/2004
Series:
Studies in Urban and Social Change Series
Pages:
412
Product dimensions:
9.21(w) x 6.14(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : cities, warfare, and states of emergency1
1Cities as strategic sites : place annihilation and urban geopolitics31
2The city-as-target, or perpetuation and death54
3Shadow architectures : war, memories, and Berlin's futures75
4Another anxious urbanism : simulating defense and disaster in Cold War America93
5Living (occasionally dying) together in an urban world110
6Everyday technics as extraordinary threats : urban technostructures and non-places in terrorist actions120
7New wars of the city : relationships of "urbicide" and "genocide"141
8Urbicide in Bosnia154
9Strategic points, flexible lines, tense surfaces, and political volumes : Ariel Sharon and the geometry of occupation172
10Constructing urbicide by bulldozer in the occupied territories192
11City streets - the war zones of globalization : democracy and military operations on urban terrain in the early twenty-first century214
12Continuity and discontinuity : the grammar of urban military operations231
13Urban warfare : a tour of the battlefield251
14The "war on terrorism" and life in cities after September 11, 2001263
15Recasting the "ring of steel" : designing out terrorism in the city of London?276
16Technology vs. "terrorism" : circuits of city surveillance since September 11, 2001297
17Urban dimensions of the punishment of Afghanistan by US bombs312
Epilogue330

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