Understanding the City: Contemporary and Future Perspectives / Edition 1

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Overview

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.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Many anthologies on the city exist, but only a few contain both cutting-edge theoretical essays and rich empirical studies. The latter focus on cities outside the Western urban canon and will make Understanding the City even more attractive to urban scholars." Professor R. Beauregard, New School University

Understanding the city is an engaging read for those grappling with new theoretical and conceptual questions about how cities function.....the essays in this book provide an excellent foundation for new levels of discourse on urban enviroments and city life." Area

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631224075
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/10/2002
  • Series: Studies in Urban and Social Change Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Tables
List of Contributors
Series Editors' Preface
Preface
Pt. I Introduction 1
1 Understanding the City 3
Pt. II A Middle Ground? Difference, Social Justice, and the City 25
2 Rescripting Cities with Difference 27
3 The Public City 49
4 Social Justice and the South African City 66
5 The Dangerous Others: Changing Views on Urban Risks and Violence in France and the United States 82
Pt. III The Global and Local, the Information Age, and American Metropolitan Development 107
6 Power in Place: Retheorizing the Local and the Global 109
7 Depoliticizing Globalization: From Neo-Marxism to the Network Society of Manuel Castells 131
8 Urban Analysis as Merchandising: The "LA School" and the Understanding the Metropolitan Development 159
Pt. IV Urban Research in Particular Regions of the Globe 181
9 State Socialism, Post-socialism, and their Urban Patterns: Theorizing the Central and Eastern European Experience 183
10 The China Difference: City Studies Under Socialism and Beyond 204
11 Economic Miracles and Megacities: The Japanese Model and Urbanization in East and Southeast Asia 222
Pt. V Urban Processes and City Contexts: India and the Middle East 245
12 Cities of the Past and Cities of the Future: Theorizing the Indian Metropolis of Bangalore 247
13 The Syntax of Jerusalem: Urban Morphology, Culture, and Power 278
14 Muslim Civil Society in Urban Public Spaces: Globalization, Discursive Shifts, and Social Movements 305
Pt. VI Urban Processes and City Contexts: The United States 337
15 The Bullriders of Silicon Alley: New Media Circuits of Innovation, Speculation, and Urban Development 339
16 Fear and Lusting in Las Vegas and New York: Sex, Political Economy, and Public Space 363
17 Efficacy or Legitimacy of Community Power? A Reassessment of Corporate Elites in Urban Studies 379
18 Dream Factory Redux: Mass Culture, Symbolic Sites, and Redevelopment in Hollywood 397
Index 419
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