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World City.

Author: Doreen B Massey
Publisher: Oxford : Wiley, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Cities around the world are striving to be global. This book tells the story of one of them, and in so doing raises questions which are essential for all cities. These questions concern identity, place, and political responsibility in the changing geographies of our times. The book also tells the story of the rise of a new class, of deepening inequality, and of the geographical imaginations that are mobilised to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Massey, Doreen.
World City.
Oxford : Wiley, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Doreen B Massey
ISBN: 9780745654829 0745654827
OCLC Number: 843202348
Description: 1 online resource (280 pages)
Contents: Part I, Inventing a world city: Capital delight, 'A successful city, but', Imagining the city --
Part II, The world city in the country: The golden goose?, An alternative regional geography, Who owes whom?, Reworking the geographies of allegiance --
Part III, The world city in the world: Grounding the global, Identity, place, responsibility, A politics of place beyond place.

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Cities around the world are striving to be global. This book tells the story of one of them, and in so doing raises questions which are essential for all cities. These questions concern identity, place, and political responsibility in the changing geographies of our times. The book also tells the story of the rise of a new class, of deepening inequality, and of the geographical imaginations that are mobilised to legitimate the increasing dominance of these powerful metropoles. In so doing, it sets the global city in its wider geographical and political context. World City focuses its ac.

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"World City is that rarest of commodities: a geographic text that is, at one and the same time, both theoretically astute, politically insistent and publicly accessible." Phil Hubbard, Area book Read more...

 
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