Understanding the City: Contemporary and Future Perspectives / Edition 1

Understanding the City: Contemporary and Future Perspectives / Edition 1

by John Eade
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631224068

ISBN-13: 9780631224068

Pub. Date: 06/10/2002

Publisher: Wiley

This pioneering, multi-disciplinary analysis looks ahead to the direction which the study of urban society is likely to take. Leading researchers from sociology, geography, anthropology, and cultural studies examine the research issues that emerged during the 1990s, particularly from political economy and 'cultural turn' perspectives. Their exploration reveals both

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This pioneering, multi-disciplinary analysis looks ahead to the direction which the study of urban society is likely to take. Leading researchers from sociology, geography, anthropology, and cultural studies examine the research issues that emerged during the 1990s, particularly from political economy and 'cultural turn' perspectives. Their exploration reveals both how urban studies have fragmented, and how a new middle ground for future debate and research has arisen.

The volume brings together theoretical discussion of urban studies with analysis of urban processes at both regional and local levels around the globe. It enables readers to assess the degree to which differing perspectives have produced dynamic diversity as well as areas of mutual interest, creating exciting possibilities for urban studies locally and globally.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631224068
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/10/2002
Series:
Studies in Urban and Social Change Series
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
1.00(w) x 9.21(h) x 6.14(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Tables
List of Contributors
Series Editors' Preface
Preface
Pt. IIntroduction1
1Understanding the City3
Pt. IIA Middle Ground? Difference, Social Justice, and the City25
2Rescripting Cities with Difference27
3The Public City49
4Social Justice and the South African City66
5The Dangerous Others: Changing Views on Urban Risks and Violence in France and the United States82
Pt. IIIThe Global and Local, the Information Age, and American Metropolitan Development107
6Power in Place: Retheorizing the Local and the Global109
7Depoliticizing Globalization: From Neo-Marxism to the Network Society of Manuel Castells131
8Urban Analysis as Merchandising: The "LA School" and the Understanding the Metropolitan Development159
Pt. IVUrban Research in Particular Regions of the Globe181
9State Socialism, Post-socialism, and their Urban Patterns: Theorizing the Central and Eastern European Experience183
10The China Difference: City Studies Under Socialism and Beyond204
11Economic Miracles and Megacities: The Japanese Model and Urbanization in East and Southeast Asia222
Pt. VUrban Processes and City Contexts: India and the Middle East245
12Cities of the Past and Cities of the Future: Theorizing the Indian Metropolis of Bangalore247
13The Syntax of Jerusalem: Urban Morphology, Culture, and Power278
14Muslim Civil Society in Urban Public Spaces: Globalization, Discursive Shifts, and Social Movements305
Pt. VIUrban Processes and City Contexts: The United States337
15The Bullriders of Silicon Alley: New Media Circuits of Innovation, Speculation, and Urban Development339
16Fear and Lusting in Las Vegas and New York: Sex, Political Economy, and Public Space363
17Efficacy or Legitimacy of Community Power? A Reassessment of Corporate Elites in Urban Studies379
18Dream Factory Redux: Mass Culture, Symbolic Sites, and Redevelopment in Hollywood397
Index419

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