Global Metropolitan: Globalizing Cities in a Capitalist World [NOOK Book]

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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 ...

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Global Metropolitan: Globalizing Cities in a Capitalist World

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Overview

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 meaning of the globalizing project in cities:



  • the maintaining, securing and increasing of urban economic competitiveness in a global world

  • the reimagining of the city

  • the rewriting of the city for both internal and external audiences

  • the construction of new spaces and the hosting of new events.

Specific chapters look at the significance of signature architects, the hosting of the Summer Olympics and the role of the super-rich. The main thesis of the book is that this discourse of globalizing is a major force in the restructuring of cities around the world.

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'A Comprehensive and accessible text that is a welcome contribution to the world cities literature in general and Routledge's "Questioning Cities" series in particular.' - Linda McCarthy, The Professional Geographer
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134405190
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/11/2013
  • Series: Questioning Cities
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 160
  • File size: 5 MB

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 Globalization and the city 9
3 From world cities to globalizing cities 21
4 Globalizing cities 32
5 Black holes and loose connections 47
6 Tensions in the global city 57
7 The modalities of the global city 68
8 Going for gold : globalizing the Olympics, localizing the games 86
9 The super-rich and the global city 109
10 The global, the city and the body 123
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