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Cities, war, and terrorism : towards an urban geopolitics

Author: Stephen Graham
Publisher: Malden, Mass. : Blackwell, 2005.
Series: Studies in urban and social change.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Nachdr.]View all editions and formats
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* A path-breaking exploration of the intersections of war, terrorism and cities. * Argues that contemporary cities are the key strategic sites of geopolitical conflict. * Written by the world's  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Graham
ISBN: 1405115742 9781405115742 1405115750 9781405115759
OCLC Number: 255208219
Notes: Literaturverz. S. [335] - 370.
Description: XXIII, 384 Seiten : Illustrationen, Karten.
Contents: List of Plates. List of Figures. List of Tables. List of Contributors. Series Editors' Preface. Preface. Introduction: Cities, Warfare, and States of Emergency: Stephen Graham (University of Durham). Part I: Cities, War and Terrorism in History and Theory. 1 Cities as Strategic Sites : Place Annihilation and Urban Geopolitics: Stephen Graham (University of Durham). 2 The City-as-Target, or Perpetuation and Death: Ryan Bishop and Gregory Clancey (National University of Singapore; National University of Singapore). 3 Shadow Architectures : War, Memories, and Berlin's Futures: Simon Guy (University of Newcastle). 4 Another Anxious Urbanism: Simulating Defence and Disaster in Cold War America: Matthew Farish (University of Toronto). 5 Living (Occasionally Dying) Together in an Urban World: Zygmunt Bauman (University of Leeds and the University of Warsaw). 6 Everyday Techniques as Extraordinary Threats: Urban Technostructures and Nonplaces in Terrorist Actions: Timothy W. Luke (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia). Part II: Urbicide and the Urbanization of Warfare. 7 New Wars of the City : Relationships of 'Urbicide' and 'Genocide': Martin Shaw (University of Sussex). 8 Urbicide in Bosnia: Martin Coward (University of Sussex). 9 Strategic Points, Flexible Lines, Tense Surfaces and Political Volumes: Ariel Sharon and The Geometry of Occupation: Eyal Weizmann (an architect based in Tel Aviv and London). 10 Constructing Urbicide by Bulldozer in the Occupied Territories: Stephen Graham. 11 City Streets - The War Zones of Globalisation: Democracy and Military Operations in Urban Terrain in the Early 21st Century: Robert Warren (University of Delaware). 12 Continuity and Discontinuity : The Grammar of Urban Military Operations : Alice Hills (King's College, London). Part III: Exposed Cities : Urban Impacts of Terrorism and the 'War on Terror'. 13 Urban Warfare: A Tour of the Battlefield: Michael Sorkin (CCNY). 14 The "War on Terrorism" and Life in Cities after September 11, 2001: Peter Marcuse (Columbia University in New York City). 15 Recasting the 'Ring of Steel': Designing Out Terrorism in the City Of London? Jon Coaffee (University of Newcastle). 16 Technology vs. 'Terrorism': Circuits of City Surveillance Since September 11: David Lyon (Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario). 17 Urban Dimensions of the Punishment of Afghanistan by U.S. Bombs: Marc W. Herold (University of New Hampshire in Durham). Epilogue: Stephen Graham. Bibliography. Index
Series Title: Studies in urban and social change.
Responsibility: ed. by Stephen Graham.

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