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A world of emergence : cities and regions in the 21st century

Author: Allen John Scott
Publisher: Cheltenham : Edward Elgar, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This innovative volume offers an in-depth analysis of the many ways in which new forms of capitalism in the 21st century are affecting and altering the processes of urbanization.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Allen John Scott
ISBN: 9781781009307 1781009309 1781009317 9781781009314
OCLC Number: 806494191
Description: xiii, 223 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: A brief historical geography of capitalism --
On urbanization and urban theory --
Toward a new economy : technology, labor, globalization --
Economic geography and the world system --
Emerging cities of the third wave --
Human capital and the urban hierarchy --
Symbolic analysts and the service underclass --
Social milieu and built form of the city --
Interstitial geographies : the cultural economy of landscape --
Cosmopolis --
Brave new world?
Responsibility: Allen J. Scott.

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`This book, although relatively short, is a tour de force. The book is elegantly written, offering a persuasive narrative in which the arguments and the prose flow smoothly from one theme to another. Read more...

 
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