Postmodern Cities and Spaces

Postmodern Cities and Spaces


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Postmodern Cities and Spaces by Sophie Watson

This pioneering and thought-provoking book looks at the influences of discourses of the postmodern on thinking about spatiality, contemporary cities and questions of power in urban life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780631194040
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/28/1995
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.71(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

Sophie Watson is Professor of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Sydney.

Katherine Gibson is Director of the Centre for Women's Studies and Senior Lecturer at the Department of Geography and Environmental Science, Monash University, Melbourne.

Table of Contents


1. Postmodern Spaces, Cities and Politics: An Introduction: Kathie Gibson (Monash University, Australia) and Sophie Watson (University of Sydney, Australia).

Part I: Postmodern Space: .

2. Heterotopologies: A Remembrance of Other Spaces in the Citadel-la: Edward Soja (University of California, USA).

3. Discourse, Discontinuity, Difference: The Question of 'Other' Spaces: Benjamin Genocchio (University of Sydney, Australia).

4. Women, Chora, Dwelling: Elizabeth Grosz (Monash University, Australia).

5. The Invisible Flaneur: Elizabeth Wilson (University of North London).

6. 'Drunk With the Glitter': Consuming Spaces and Sexual Geographies: Gillian Swanson (Griffith University, Australia).

7.(Not) Belonging in Postmodern Space: John Lechte (Macquarie University, Australia).

8. Imaginary Cities: Images of Postmodernity: Paul Patton (University of Sydney, Australia).

Part II: Postmodern Cities:.

9. Postmodern Urbanization: The Six Restructurings of Los Angeles: Edward Soja (University of California, USA).

10. Under the Volcano: Postmodern Space in Hong Kong: Alexander Cuthbert (University of New South Wales, Australia).

11. Gay Nights and Kingston Town: Representations of Kingston, Jamaica: Diane J. Austin-Broos (University of Sydney, Australia).

12. Distant Places, Other Cities? Urban Life in Contemporary Papua New Guinea: John Connell and John Lea (University of Sydney, Australia).

Part III: Postmodern Politics: .

13. On the Problems and Prospects of Overcoming Segregation and Fragmentation in Southern Africa's Cities in the Post-Modern Era: Alan Mabin (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa).

14. Postmodern Bombay: Fractured Discourses: Jim Masselos (University of Sydney, Australia).

15. The Dark Side of Modernisn: Planning as Control of an Ethnic Minority: Oren Yiftachel (Curtin University, Australia).

16. Not Chaos, But Walls: Postmodernism and the Partitioned City: Peter Marcuse (Columbia University, USA).

17. Postmodern Politics and Planning: A Postscript: Katherine Gibson (Monash University, Australia) and Sophie Watson (University of Sydney, Australia).

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