Globalisation and the Politics of Forgetting

1st Edition

Yong-Sook Lee, Brenda S.A. Yeoh

Published August 10, 2016
Reference - 256 Pages
ISBN 9781138975255 - CAT# Y208704
Series: Urban Studies Monographs

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In both academic scholarship and the popular imagination, the globality of modern society has been represented by global cities as the corporate and financial epicentres for capital accumulation, cosmopolitan cultures and innovative change. This has created an image of the globalised world as empty beyond cities which make it into the global league as paradigmatic 'celebrity' cities. As a counterpoint this book give interpretive weight elsewhere, in 'other' places, cities and regions, drawing on a range of examples from both the developed and developing worlds.

This book was previously published as a special issue of the journal Urban Studies.


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