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Title The new Blackwell companion to the city / edited by Gary Bridge and Sophie Watson

Publ Info Malden, Mass. : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011
 RWU Main Library  HT111 .C65 2011    AVAILABLE
 URI  HT111 .C65 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript xiv, 768 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
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Series Wiley-Blackwell companions to geography
Note Rev. ed. of: A companion to the city, 2000
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Part I: City Materialities: 1. Reflections on Materialities / Gary Bridge and Sophie Watson -- 2. Neoliberal Urbanism: Cities and the Rule of Markets / Nik Theodore, Jamie Peck, and Neil Brenner -- 3. The Liquid City of Megalopolis / John Rennie Short -- 4. Ups and Downs in the Global City: London and New York in the Twenty-First Century / Susan S. Fainstein, Ian Gordon, and Michael Harloe -- 5. Ethnography of an Indian City:Ahmedabad / Amrita Shah -- 6. Landscape and Infrastructure in the Late-Modern Metropolis / Matthew Gandy -- 7. Objects and the City / Harvey Molotch -- 8. Ecologies of Dwelling: Maintaining High-Rise Housing in Singapore / Jane M. Jacobs and Stephen Cairns -- 9. The Urbanization of Nature: Great Promises, Impasse, and New Beginnings / Maria Kaika and Erik Swyngedouw -- 10. One Hundred Tons to Armageddon: Cities Combat Carbon / Peter Droege -- 11. The New Military Urbanism / Stephen Graham -- 12. The City's New "Trinity" in Contemporary Shanghai: A Case Study of the Residential Housing Market / Wang Xiaoming, translated by Tyler Rooker -- 13. Residence Through Revolution and Reform / Ray Forrest -- Part II: City Mobilities. -- 14. Reflections on Mobilities / Gary Bridge and Sophie Watson -- 15. "Nothing Gained by Overcrowding": The History and Politics of Urban Population Control / Andrew Ross -- 16. Transnationality and the City / Nina Glick Schiller -- 17. Migrants Making Technology Markets / Tyler Rooker -- 18. Analytic Borderlands: Economy and Culture in the Global City / Saskia Sassen -- 19. Nomadic Cities / David Pinder -- 20. Mobility and Civility: Police and the Formation of the Modern City / Francis Dodsworth -- 21. Disease and Infection in the City / Simon Carter -- 22. Urban Choreographies: Dance and the Politics of Space / Daniel J. Walkowitz -- 23. Cities on Wheels: Cars and Public Space / Brian Ladd -- Part III: City Affect. -- 24. Reflections on Affect / Gary Bridge and Sophie Watson -- 25. Intensities of Feeling: Cloverfield, the Uncanny, and the Always Near Collapse of the City / Steve Pile
26. The Future of New York's Destruction: Fantasies, Fictions, and Premonitions after 9-11 / Max Page -- 27. Public Spaces? Branding, Civility, and the Cinema in Twenty-First-Century China / Stephanie Hemelryk Donald -- 28. The Postmetropolis and Mental Life: Wong Kar-Wai's Cinematic Hong Kong / Christoph Lindner -- 29. Imagining Naples: The Senses of the City / Lesley Caldwell -- 30. City Life and the Senses / John Urry -- 31. The Politics of Urban Intersection: Materials, Affect, Bodies / AbdouMaliq Simone -- 32. The City, the Psyche, and the Visibility of Religious Spaces / Andrew Hill -- Part IV: City Publics and Cultures -- 33. Reflections on Publics and Cultures / Gary Bridge and Sophie Watson -- 34. Reflections on the Public Realm / Richard Sennett -- 35. City-zenship in Contemporary China: Shanghai, Capital of the Twenty-First Century? / Michael Keith -- 36. "Just Diversity" in the City of Difference / Kurt Iveson and Ruth Fincher -- 37. The Emergence of Cosmopolitan Soho / Judith R. Walkowitz -- 38. Modernity and Gaslight: Victorian London in the 1950s and 1960s / Frank Mort -- 39. The Doing Undone: Vagrancies for the Acoustic City / Rob Stone -- 40. Sustainable Cultural Spaces in the Global City: Cultural Clusters in Heritage Sites, Hong Kong and Singapore / Lily Kong -- 41. Spatializing Culture(Embodied Space in the City / Setha Low -- 42. The Street Politics of Jackie Smith / John Paul Jones III -- 43. Walking and Performing "the City": A Melbourne Chronicle / Benjamin Rossiter and Katherine Gibson -- Part V: City Divisions and Differences. 44. Reflections on Division and Difference / Gary Bridge and Sophie Watson -- 45. The Lost Urban Sociology of Pierre Bourdieu / Mike Savage -- 46. Traveling Theory: Embracing Post-Neoliberalism Through Southern Cities / Jenny Robinson and Sue Parnell -- 47. Race, Class and Inequality in the South African City / Jeremy Seekings -- 48. Oxford Street, Accra: Spatial Logics, Street Life, and the Transnational Imaginary / Ato Quayson -- 49. Harlem Between Ghetto and Renaissance / Sharon Zukin -- 50. Gentrification of the City / Tom Slater
51. The Homosexuality of Cities / Julie Abraham -- 52. Gendering Urban Space / Jessica Ellen Sewell -- 53. Nights in the Global City / Sophie Body-Gendrot -- Part VI: City Politics and Planning. -- 54. Reflections on Politics and Planning / Gary Bridge and Sophie Watson -- 55. Urban Planning in an Uncertain World / Ash Amin -- 56. The Three Historic Currents of City Planning / Peter Marcuse -- 57. Photourbanism: Planning the City from Above and from Below / Anthony Vidler -- 58. Shaping Good Cities and Citizens / Evelyn S. Ruppert -- 59. Regional Urbanization and the End of the Metropolis Era / Edward W. Soja -- 60. Invisible Architecture: Neighborhood Governance in China's Cities / John Friedmann -- 61. Retreat from a Totalitarian Society: China's Urbanism in the Making / Fulong Wu -- 62. Transnational Urban Political Ecology: Health and Infrastructure in the Unbounded City / Roger Keil -- 63. Entrepreneurial Urbanism, Policy Tourism, and the Making Mobile of Policies / Kevin Ward -- 64. Making Up Global Urban Policies / Allan Cochrane -- 65. Urban Governance in Europe:What Is Governed? / Patrick Le Gales
Note "This book considers the state of the city and contemporary urbanisation from a range of intellectual and international perspectives. The most interdisciplinary collection of its kind. Provides a contemporary update on urban thinking that builds on well established debates in the field Uses the city to explore economic, social, cultural, environmental and political issues more broadly. Includes contributions from non Western perspectives and cities."-- Provided by publisher
"Drawing together leading scholars from a variety of academic disciplines, this collection reports the leading edge of research and analysis into the contemporary urban condition. With more than half of the world's population living in urban environments, cities are places of huge complexity and diversity and the processes and structures that bind them together reach out across the globe. This volume considers the state of the city and contemporary urbanisation from a range of intellectual and international perspectives. Whilst considering established themes, such as urban divisions and differences, publics and cultures, politics and planning, the New Blackwell Companion to the City also addresses new debates on subjects like materiality, mobilities, and environment. Incorporating international examples, this book explores the economic, social, cultural, environmental and political issues that flow from and within the modern city"-- Provided by publisher
LC subject Cities and towns
Cities and towns -- Cross-cultural studies
Add Author Bridge, Gary
Watson, Sophie
Alt Title Companion to the city
ISBN 9781405189811 (hardback)
1405189819 (hardback)