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Between Bohemia and Suburbia: Boburbia in the USA

Between Bohemia and Suburbia: Boburbia in the USA

1st Edition

William J. Weston
April 18, 2019

This book identifies a distinctive kind of urban neighborhood that is on the rise throughout the USA, the dense, walkable, mixed-use bourgeois-bohemian suburb or the "boburb." It looks at case studies of areas to live in Louisville, Kentucky. Based on scores of interviews with college...

Urban Political Ecology in the Anthropo-obscene: Interruptions and Possibilities

Urban Political Ecology in the Anthropo-obscene: Interruptions and Possibilities

1st Edition

Henrik Ernstson, Erik Swyngedouw
December 20, 2018

Urban Political Ecology in the Anthropo-obscene: Interruptions and Possibilities centres on how to organize anew the articulation between emancipatory theory and political activism. Across its theoretical and empirical chapters, written by leading scholars from anthropology, geography, urban...

Globalization, Violence and the Visual Culture of Cities

Globalization, Violence and the Visual Culture of Cities

1st Edition

Christoph Lindner
March 31, 2016

What connects garbage dumps in New York, bomb sites in Baghdad, and skyscrapers in São Paulo? How is contemporary visual culture – extending from art and architecture to film and digital media – responding to new forms of violence associated with global and globalizing cities? Addressing such...

Urban Cosmopolitics: Agencements, assemblies, atmospheres

Urban Cosmopolitics: Agencements, assemblies, atmospheres

1st Edition

Anders Blok, Ignacio Farias
January 21, 2016

Invoking the notion of ‘cosmopolitics’ from Bruno Latour and Isabelle Stengers, this volume shows how and why cities constitute privileged sites for studying the search for and composition of common worlds of cohabitation. A cosmopolitical approach to the city focuses on the multiple assemblages of...

The Urban Condition

The Urban Condition

1st Edition

Brendan Gleeson
April 24, 2015

This book will speak to the new human epoch, the Urban Age. A majority of humanity now lives for the first time in cities. The city, the highest invention of the modern age, is now the human heartland. And yet the same process that brought us the city and its wonders, modernisation, has also thrown...

Cities in Globalization: Practices, Policies and Theories

Cities in Globalization: Practices, Policies and Theories

1st Edition

Peter Taylor, Ben Derudder, Pieter Saey, Frank Witlox
March 22, 2012

Despite traditionally being a strong research topic in urban studies, inter-city relations had become grossly neglected until recently, when it was placed back on the research agenda with the advent of studies of world/global cities. More recently the ‘external relations’ of cities have taken their...

Searching for the Just City: Debates in Urban Theory and Practice

Searching for the Just City: Debates in Urban Theory and Practice

1st Edition

Peter Marcuse, James Connolly, Johannes Novy, Ingrid Olivo, Cuz Potter, Justin Steil
October 04, 2011

Cities are many things. Among their least appealing aspects, cities are frequently characterized by concentrations of insecurity and exploitation. Cities have also long represented promises of opportunity and liberation. Public decision-making in contemporary cities is full of conflict, and...

Urban Assemblages: How Actor-Network Theory Changes Urban Studies

Urban Assemblages: How Actor-Network Theory Changes Urban Studies

1st Edition

Ignacio Farías, Thomas Bender
August 17, 2011

This book takes it as a given that the city is made of multiple partially localized assemblages built of heterogeneous networks, spaces, and practices. The past century of urban studies has focused on various aspects—space, culture, politics, economy—but these too often address each domain and the...

Life in the Megalopolis: Mexico City and Sao Paulo

Life in the Megalopolis: Mexico City and Sao Paulo

1st Edition

Lucia Sa
October 25, 2007

The modern metropolis has been called 'the symbol of our times', and life in it epitomizes, for many, modernity itself. But what to make of inherited ideas of modernity when faced with life in Mexico City and São Paulo, two of the largest metropolises in the world? Is their fractured reality, their...

Cities, Nationalism and Democratization

Cities, Nationalism and Democratization

1st Edition

Scott A. Bollens
April 05, 2007

Cities, Nationalism, and Democratization provides a theoretically informed, practice-oriented account of intercultural conflict and co-existence in cities. Bollens uses a wide-ranging set of over 100 interviews with local political and community leaders to investigate how popular urban policies can...

Cities and Race: America's New Black Ghetto

Cities and Race: America's New Black Ghetto

1st Edition

David Wilson
September 28, 2006

This fascinating book examines the 1990s rise of a new black ghetto in rust belt America, 'the global ghetto'. It uses the emergent perspective of 'racial economy' to delineate a fundamental proposition; historically neglected and marginalized black ghettos, in a 1990s era of societal boom and...

Small Cities: Urban Experience Beyond the Metropolis

Small Cities: Urban Experience Beyond the Metropolis

1st Edition

David Bell, Mark Jayne
July 13, 2006

Until now, much research in the field of urban planning and change has focused on the economic, political, social, cultural and spatial transformations of global cities and larger metropolitan areas. In this topical new volume, David Bell and Mark Jayne redress this balance, focusing on urban...

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