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Updated to reflect the most current thinking on urban studies, The Blackwell City Reader, Second Edition features a comprehensive selection of multidisciplinary readings relating to the analysis and experience of global cities.Includes new sections of materialities and mobilities to capture the most recent debates The most international reader of its kind, including extensive coverage of urban issues in Asia, China, and India Combines theoretical approaches with a wide range of geographical case studies Organized to be used as a stand-alone text or alongside Blackwell's A Companion to the City
Gary Bridge is Professor of Urban Studies at the School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol. He is the author of Reason in the City of Difference: Pragmatism, Communicative Action and Contemporary Urbanism (2005) and co-editor of Gentrification in a Global Context (with Rowland Atkinson, 2005), and A Companion to the City (with Sophie Watson, 2000). Sophie Watson is Professor of Sociology at the Open University. She is the author of, among other publications, City Publics: The (Dis)enchantments of Urban Encounters (2006), co-author of Markets as Sites for Social Interaction: Spaces of Diversity (with David Studdert, 2006), and Surface City: Sydney at the Millennium (with Peter Murphy, 1997), and co-editor (with Katherine Gibson) of Postmodern Cities and Spaces (1995) and Metropolis Now (1994).
Table of Contents
|Introducing Materialities||p. 5|
|The Great Towns||p. 11|
|Nature's Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West||p. 17|
|The Urban Process Under Capitalism: A Framework for Analysis||p. 32|
|An Introduction to the Information Age||p. 40|
|Metropolis: From the Division of Labor to Urban Form||p. 49|
|The Economic Base of Contemporary Cities||p. 60|
|The Making of Global City Regions: Mumbai: The Mega-City of a Poor Country||p. 72|
|Urban Political Ecology, Justice and the Politics of Scale||p. 79|
|Moving Cities: Rethinking the Materialities of Urban Geographies||p. 86|
|Introducing Mobilities||p. 97|
|The Metropolis and Mental Life||p. 103|
|The Practice of Everyday Life||p. 111|
|The Arcades Project||p. 119|
|The Global City: Introducing a Concept||p. 126|
|Postborder Cities, Postborder World: The Rise of Bajalta California||p. 133|
|Fear of Small Numbers: An Essay on the Geography of Anger||p. 138|
|Driving in the City||p. 152|
|Urban Transport in Chinese Cities: The Impact on the Urban Poor||p. 159|
|Division and Difference||p. 169|
|Introducing Division and Difference||p. 171|
|The Continuing Causes of Segregation||p. 177|
|The Truly Disadvantaged: The Inner City, the Underclass and Public Policy||p. 186|
|City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles||p. 193|
|After Tompkins Square Park: Degentrification and the Revanchist City||p. 201|
|The S.U.V. Model of Citizenship: Floating Bubbles, Buffer Zones, and the Rise of the "Purely Atomic" Individual||p. 211|
|Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison||p. 221|
|The Ideal of Community and the Politics of Difference||p. 228|
|City A/Genders||p. 237|
|Building Gay Neighborhood Enclaves: The Village and Harlem||p. 243|
|Urban Publics and Urban Cultures||p. 253|
|Introducing Urban Publics and Urban Cultures||p. 255|
|The Public Realm||p. 261|
|The Death and Life of Great American Cities||p. 273|
|China Urban: Health, Wealth and the Good Life||p. 278|
|Spatializing Culture: The Social Construction of Public Space in Costa Rica||p. 284|
|Landscapes of Power: From Detroit to Disney World||p. 293|
|City of Dreadful Delight: Narratives of Sexual Danger in Late-Victorian London||p. 303|
|Homo Palpitans: Balzac's Novels and Urban Personality||p. 311|
|Writing the City||p. 317|
|Imagining the Modern City: Light in Dark Spaces||p. 323|
|Urban Politics and Planning||p. 331|
|Introducing Urban Politics and Planning||p. 333|
|The Growth of the City||p. 339|
|The City of Tomorrow and its Planning||p. 345|
|The Modernist City: An Anthropological Critique of Brasília||p. 355|
|Urbanism, Colonialism and the World-economy||p. 365|
|Six Discourses on the Postmetropolis||p. 374|
|How to Study Urban Political Power||p. 382|
|Urban Fortunes: The Political Economy of Place||p. 391|
|New Directions in Planning Theory||p. 402|
|Cities and the Geographies of "Actually Existing Neoliberalism"||p. 411|
|China's Urban Transition: Backward into the Future||p. 419|
|Planning the Competitive City-Region: The Emergence of Strategic Development Plan in China||p. 428|
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