Rethinking Global Urbanism: Comparative Insights from Secondary Cities

1st Edition

Xiangming Chen, Ahmed Kanna

Routledge
Published June 21, 2013
Reference - 270 Pages - 21 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415720304 - CAT# Y156449
Series: Routledge Advances in Geography

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Summary

Arguing that the focus in global urban studies on cities such as New York, London, Tokyo in the global North, Mexico City and Shanghai in the developing world, and other major nodes of the world economy, has skewed the concept of the global city toward economics, this volume gathers a diverse group of contributors to focus on smaller and less economically dominant cities. It highlights other important and relatively ignored themes such as cultural globalization, alternative geographies of the global, and the influence of deeper urban histories (particularly those relating to colonialism) in order to advance an alternative view of the global city.

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