The Globalizing Cities Reader

December 1, 2017|
The Globalizing Cities Reader by Xuefei Ren
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The newly revisedGlobalizing Cities Readerreflects how the geographies of theory have recently shifted away from the western vantage points from which much of the classic work in this field was developed.

The expanded volume continues to make available many of the original and foundational works that underpin the research field, while expanding coverage to familiarize students with new theoretical and epistemological positions as well as emerging research foci and horizons. It contains 38 new chapters, including key writings on globalizing cities from leading thinkers such as John Friedmann, Michael Peter Smith, Saskia Sassen, Peter Taylor, Manuel Castells, Anthony King, Jennifer Robinson, Ananya Roy, and Fulong Wu. The newReaderreflects the fact that world and global city studies have evolved in exciting and wide-ranging ways, and the very notion of a distinct "global" class of cities has recently been called into question. The sections examine the foundations of the field and processes of urban restructuring and global city formation. A large number of new entries focus on the emerging urban worlds of Asia, Latin America and Africa, including Beijing, Bogota, Cairo, Cape Town, Delhi, Istanbul, Medellin, Mumbai, Phnom Penh, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, and Shanghai. The book also presents cases off the conventional map of global cities research, such as smaller cities and less known urban regions that are undergoing processes of globalization.

The book is a key resource for students and scholars alike who seek an accessible compendium of the intellectual foundations of global urban studies as well as an overview of the emergent patterns of early 21stcentury urbanization and associated sociopolitical contestation around the world.

Xuefei Renis Associate Professor of Sociology and Global Urban Studies at Michigan State University.Roger Keil is York Research Chair in Global Sub/Urban Studies in the Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University, Toronto.
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Title:The Globalizing Cities ReaderFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:512 pages, 9.69 X 7.44 X 0 inShipping dimensions:512 pages, 9.69 X 7.44 X 0 inPublished:December 1, 2017Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1138923699

ISBN - 13:9781138923690

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