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Understanding the city : contemporary and future perspectives / edited by John Eade and Christopher Mele
Bib ID 1678564
Format BookBook
Description Oxford : Blackwell, 2002 
xvi, 423 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm. 
ISBN 0631224068 (alkaline paper) (cased) (hardback)
0631224076 (alkaline paper) (paperback)

Studies in urban and social change.

Full contents
  • Pt. I. Introduction. 1. Understanding the City / John Eade and Christopher Mele
  • Pt. 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
  • Pt. 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 the Metropolitan Development / Mark Gottdiener
  • Pt. 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 and Beyond / Dorothy J. Solinger and Kam Wing Chan. 11. Economic Miracles and Megacities: The Japanese Model and Urbanization in East and Southeast Asia / J. S. Eades
  • Pt. 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 M. Lubeck and Bryana Britts
  • Pt. 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.

Published in association with International Journal of Urban and Regional Research.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Related Title

International journal of urban and regional research 1977-9999

Subjects Sociology, Urban.  |  Cities and towns.
Other authors/contributors Eade, John, 1946-  |  Mele, Christopher


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