Understanding the City: Contemporary and Future Perspectives / Edition 1

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Understanding the City: Contemporary and Future Perspectives / Edition 1

This cutting-edge, multi-disciplinary analysis looks ahead to the direction which urban studies is likely to take during the twenty-first century.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780631224075
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 06/10/2002
Series: Studies in Urban and Social Change Series
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations viii

List of Tables ix

List of Contributors x

Series Editors’ Preface xv

Preface xvii

Part I: Introduction 1

1 Understanding the City 3
John Eade and Christopher Mele

Part II: A Middle Ground? Difference, Social Justice, and the City 25

2 Rescripting Cities with Difference 27
Ruth Fincher, Jane M. Jacobs, and Kay Anderson

3 The Public City 49
Sophie Watson

4 Social Justice and the South African City 66
David M. Smith

5 The Dangerous Others: Changing Views on Urban Risks and Violence in France and the United States 82
Sophie Body-Gendrot

Part III: The Global and Local, the Information Age, and American Metropolitan Development 107

6 Power in Place: Retheorizing the Local and the Global 109
Michael Peter Smith

7 Depoliticizing Globalization: From Neo-Marxism to the Network Society of Manuel Castells 131
Peter Marcuse

8 Urban Analysis as Merchandising: The “LA School” and the Understanding of Metropolitan Development 159
Mark Gottdiener

Part 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
Chris Pickvance

10 The China Difference: City Studies Under Socialism and Beyond 204
Dorothy J. Solinger and Kam Wing Chan

11 Economic Miracles and Megacities: The Japanese Model and Urbanization in East and Southeast Asia 222
J. S. Eades

Part 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
Smriti Srinivas

13 The Syntax of Jerusalem: Urban Morphology, Culture, and Power 278
Shlomo Hasson

14 Muslim Civil Society in Urban Public Spaces: Globalization, Discursive Shifts, and Social Movements 305
Paul M. Lubeck and Bryana Britts

Part 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
Michael Indergaard

16 Fear and Lusting in Las Vegas and New York: Sex, Political Economy, and Public Space 363
Alexander J. Reichl

17 Efficacy or Legitimacy of Community Power? A Reassessment of Corporate Elites in Urban Studies 379
Leonard Nevarez

18 Dream Factory Redux: Mass Culture, Symbolic Sites, and Redevelopment in Hollywood 397
Jan Lin

Index 419

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