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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


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 The Blackwell City Reader, second edition (with Sophie Watson, Wiley-Blackwell, 2010) and Mixed Communities: Gentrification by Stealth? (with Tim Butler and Loretta Lees, 2012).

Sophie Watson is Professor of Sociology at the Open University and Co-Director of the Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change. She is the author of City Publics: The (dis)enchantments of Urban Encounters (2006), co-author of Surface City: Sydney at the Millennium (1997), and co-editor of Postmodern Cities and Spaces (1995), Metropolis Now (1994), and The Blackwell City Reader, second edition (with Gary Bridge, Wiley-Blackwell, 2010), among other publications.



Auteur

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 The Blackwell City Reader, second edition (with Sophie Watson, Wiley-Blackwell, 2010) and Mixed Communities: Gentrification by Stealth? (with Tim Butler and Loretta Lees, 2012).

Sophie Watson is Professor of Sociology at the Open University and Co-Director of the Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change. She is the author of City Publics: The (dis)enchantments of Urban Encounters (2006), co-author of Surface City: Sydney at the Millennium (1997), and co-editor of Postmodern Cities and Spaces (1995), Metropolis Now (1994), and The Blackwell City Reader, second edition (with Gary Bridge, Wiley-Blackwell, 2010), among other publications.



Texte du rabat

Drawing together leading scholars from a variety of academic disciplines, this entirely new collection of commissioned essays 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, networks, and structures that bind them together reach out across the globe.

This volume considers the state of the city and contemporary urbanization 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 concerning materiality, mobilities, affect, and the environment.

Incorporating international examples from the US to Europe, and China to South Africa, this book explores the economic, social, cultural, environmental, and political issues that flow from and within the modern city.



Contenu

List of Contributors x

Preface xiii
Gary Bridge and Sophie Watson

Acknowledgments xv

Part I City Materialities 1

1 Reflections on Materialities 3
Gary Bridge and Sophie Watson

2 Neoliberal Urbanism: Cities and the Rule of Markets 15
Nik Theodore, Jamie Peck, and Neil Brenner

3 The Liquid City of Megalopolis 26
John Rennie Short

4 Ups and Downs in the Global City: London and New York in the Twenty-First Century 38
Susan S. Fainstein, Ian Gordon, and Michael Harloe

5 Ethnography of an Indian City: Ahmedabad 48
Amrita Shah

6 Landscape and Infrastructure in the Late-Modern Metropolis 57
Matthew Gandy

7 Objects and the City 66
Harvey Molotch

8 Ecologies of Dwelling: Maintaining High-Rise Housing in Singapore 79
Jane M. Jacobs and Stephen Cairns

9 The Urbanization of Nature: Great Promises, Impasse, and New Beginnings 96
Maria Kaika and Erik Swyngedouw

10 One Hundred Tons to Armageddon: Cities Combat Carbon 108
Peter Droege

11 The New Military Urbanism 121
Stephen Graham

12 The City's New Trinity in Contemporary Shanghai: A Case Study of the Residential Housing Market 134
Wang Xiaoming, translated by Tyler Rooker

13 Residence Through Revolution and Reform 142
Ray Forrest

Part II City Mobilities 155

14 Reflections on Mobilities 157
Gary Bridge and Sophie Watson

15 Nothing Gained by Overcrowding: The History and Politics of Urban Population Control 169
Andrew Ross

16 Transnationality and the City 179
Nina Glick Schiller

17 Migrants Making Technology Markets 193
Tyler Rooker

18 Analytic Borderlands: Economy and Culture in the Global City 210
Saskia Sassen

19 Nomadic Cities 221
David Pinder

20 Mobility and Civility: Police and the Formation of the Modern City 235
Francis Dodsworth

21 Disease and Infection in the City 245
Simon Carter

22 Urban Choreographies: Dance and the Politics of Space 255
Daniel J. Walkowitz

23 Cities on Wheels: Cars and Public Space 265
Brian Ladd

Part III City Affect 275

24 Reflections on Affect 277
Gary Bridge and Sophie Watson

25 Intensities of Feeling: Cloverfield, the Uncanny, and the Always Near Collapse of the City 288
Steve Pile

26 The Future of New York's Destruction: Fantasies, Fictions, and Premonitions after 9/11 304
Max Page

27 Public Spaces? Branding, Civility, and the Cinema in Twenty-First-Century China 317
Stephanie Hemelryk Donald

28 The Postmetropolis and Mental Life: Wong Kar-Wai's Cinematic Hong Kong 327
Christoph Lindner

29 Imagining Naples: The Senses of the City 337
Lesley Caldwell

30 City Life and the Senses 347
John Urry

31 The Politics of Urban Intersection: Materials, Affect, Bodies 357
AbdouMaliq Simone

32 The City, the Psyche, and the Visibility of Religious Spaces 367
Andrew Hill

Part IV City Publics and Cultures 377

33 Reflections on Publics and Cultures 379
Gary Bridge and Sophie Watson

34 Reflections on the Public Realm 390
Richard Sennett

35 City-zenship in Contemporary China: Shanghai, Capital of the Twenty-First Century? 398
Michael Keith

36 Just Diversity in the City of Difference 407<...

Informations sur le produit

Titre: The New Blackwell Companion to the City
Éditeur:
Code EAN: 9781444395129
ISBN: 978-1-4443-9512-9
Protection contre la copie numérique: Adobe DRM
Format: eBook (epub)
Editeur: Wiley-Blackwell
Genre: Urbanisme, planification, aménagement du territoire
nombre de pages: 784
Parution: 23.02.2011
Année: 2011
Auflage: 2. Aufl.
Sous-titre: Englisch
Taille de fichier: 10.6 MB