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Understanding the city : contemporary and future perspectives

Author: John Eade; Christopher Mele; Wiley InterScience (Online service)
Publisher: Oxford, UK ; Malden, MA : Blackwell, ©2002.
Series: Studies in urban and social change.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This cutting-edge, multi-disciplinary analysis looks ahead to the direction which urban studies is likely to take during the twenty-first century.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Understanding the city.
Oxford, UK ; Malden, MA : Blackwell, ©2002
(DLC) 2002066641
(OCoLC)48784600
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Eade; Christopher Mele; Wiley InterScience (Online service)
ISBN: 9780470693582 0470693584 9780470692844 0470692847 9780631224068 0631224068 9780631224075 0631224076
OCLC Number: 232611610
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 423 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: List of Illustrations. List of Tables. List of Contributors. Series Editors Preface. Preface. Part I:1 Introduction. Understanding the City. (John Eade and Christopher Mele). Part II: A Middle Ground? Difference, Social Justice and the City. 2. Rescripting Cities with Difference. (Ruth Fincher, Jane M. Jacobs and Kay Anderson). 3. The Public City. (Sophie Watson). 4. Social Justice and the South African City. (David M. Smith). 5. The Dangerous Others: Changing Views on Urban Risks and Violence in France and the United States. (Sophie Body-Gendrot). Part III: The Global and Local, the Information Age and American Metropolitan Development. 6. Power in Place: Retheorizing the Local and the Global. (Michael Peter Smith). 7. Depoliticizing Globalization: From Neo-Marxism to the Network Society of Manuel Castells. (Peter Marcuse). 8. Urban Analysis as Merchandising: the "LA School" and the Understanding of Metropolitan Development. (Mark Gottdiener). Part IV: Urban Research in Particular Regions of the Globe. 9. State Socialism, Post-Socialism and Their Urban Patterns: Theorizing the Central and Eastern European Experience. (Chris Pickvance). 10. The China Difference: City Studies Under Socialism. (Dorothy J. Solinger and Kam Wing Chan). 11. Economic Miracles and Megacities: The Japanese Model and urbanization in Est and Southeast Asia. (Jerry Eades). Part V: Urban Processes and City Contexts: India and the Middle East. 12. Cities of the Past and Cities of the Future: Theorizing the Indian Metropolis of Bangalore. (Smriti Srinivas). 13. The Syntax of Jerusalem: Urban Morphology, Culture and Power. (Shlomo Hasson). 14. Muslim Civil Society in Urban Public Spaces: Globalization, Discursive Shifts and Social Movements. (Paul Lubeck and Bryana Britts). Part VI: Urban Processes and City Contexts: The United States. 15. The Bullriders of Silicon Alley: New Media Circuits of Innovation, Speculation and Urban Development. (Michael Indergaard. 16. Fear and Lusting in Las Vegas and New York: Sex, Political Economy and Public Space. (Alexander J. Reichl). 17. Efficacy or Legitimacy of Community Power? A Reassessment of Corporate Elites in Urban Studies. (Leonard Nevarez). 18. Dream Factory Redux: Mass Culture, Symbolic Sites and Redevelopment in Hollywood. (Jan Lin). Index.
Series Title: Studies in urban and social change.
Responsibility: edited by John Eade and Christopher Mele.

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