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Urban theory : a critical assessment

Author: John R Short
Publisher: London ; New York, NY : Macmillan Education/Palgrave, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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"The majority of the world's population now live in cities. Now, more than ever, we need a guide to navigating the complexity of the modern metropolis. This revised and updated second edition by a leading authority provides a state-of-the-art synthesis of contemporary debates in urban theory, with illustrative case studies from around the globe. Beginning with a review of classic contributions to understanding the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John R Short
ISBN: 9781137382658 1137382651 1137382643 9781137382641
OCLC Number: 894610446
Notes: Previous edition: 2006.
Description: x, 286 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Part I. Theorizing the city in time. Theorizing the premodern city --
Theorizing the modern city --
Theorizing the postmodern city --
Part II. Theorizing the city in space. The city as network --
The economic city --
The city of difference --
The political city --
The everyday city --
The city and nature --
Urban imaginaries --
Marketing the city --
The future of urban theory: directions and intersections.
Responsibility: John Rennie Short.

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This wide-ranging and state-of-the-art new edition reviews the classic contributions to understanding modern and post-modern cities, and is comprehensively updated to take account of the issues and  Read more...

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