A companion to the city [electronic resource]
- Oxford, UK ; Malden, Mass. : Blackwell, 2003.
- Physical description
- xiv, 640 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
- Blackwell companions to geography.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- List of Contributors. List of Illustrations. Introduction. Part I: Imagining Cities:. 1 City Imaginaries: Gary Bridge and Sophie Watson. 2. Three Urban Discourses: John Rennie Short. 3. Putting Cities First: Re--mapping the Origins of Urbanism: Ed Soja. 4. Photourbanism: Planning the City from Above and from Below: Anthony Vidler. 5. The Immaterial City: Representation, Imagination and Media Technologies: James Donald. 6. Film, Representation and Naples: Lesley Caldwell. 7. The City as an Imperial Centre: Imagining London in two Caribbean Novels: Riad Akbur. 8. Sleepwalking the Modern City: Walter Benjamin and Sigmund Freud in the World of Dreams: Steve Pile. 9. Contested Images of the City. City as Locus of Status, Capitalist Accumulation and Community -- Competing Cultures in Southeast Asian Societies: Patrick Guinness. Part II: The Economy and the City:. 10. City Economies: Gary Bridge and Sophie Watson. 11. The Economic Base of Contemporary Cities: Ash Amin. 12. Flexible Marxism and the Metropolis: Andy Merrifield. 13. Mono Centric and Poli Centric: New Urban Forms and Old Urban Paradigms: William A. V. Clark. 14. Ups and Downs in the Global City: London and New York at the Millennium: Susan S. Fainstein and Michael Harloe. 15. Analytic Borderlands: Economy and Culture in the Global City: Saskia Sassen. 16. Turbulence and Sedimentation in the Labour Markets of Late 20th Century Metropoles: Nick Buck and Ian Gordon. 17. Informational Cities: Bob Catterall. 18. Diaspora Chinese Capital and Asia Pacific Urban Development: Chung--Tong Wu. 19. Capitalizing on Havana: The Return of the Repressed in a Late Socialist Society: Charles Rutheiser. 20. Urban Transformation in the Capitals of the Baltic: Innovation Culture and Finance: Philip Cooke, Erik Terk, Raite Karnite, Giedrius Blagnys. Part III: Cities of Division and Difference:. 21. City Differences: Gary Bridge and Sophie Watson. 22. Postcolonialism, Representation and the City: Anthony King. 23. Cities of Polarisation and Marginalization: Peter Marcuse. 24. Citizenship, Multiculturalism and the European City: Alisdair Rogers. 25. Working out the Urban: Gender Relations and the City: Liz Bondi and Hazel Christie. 26. The Sexual Geography of the City: Frank Mort. 27. From the Other Side of the Tracks: Dual Cities, Third Spaces, and the Urban Uncanny in Contemporary Discourses of a Racea and Class: Phil Cohen. 28. Gentrification, Post--Industrialism and Industrial and Occupational Restructuring in Global Cities: Chris Hamnett. 29. Worlds Apart and Together: Trial by Space in Istanbul: Kevin Robins and Asu Aksoy. 30. Value Conflicts, Identity Construction and Urban Change: Lily Kong. Part IV: Public Cultures and Everyday Space:. 31. City Publics: Gary Bridge and Sophie Watson. 32. The Social Constitution of the Public Realm: Richard Sennett. 33. City Life and the Senses: John Urry. 34. With Child to see Any Strange Thing: Everyday Life in the City: Nigel Thrift. 35. Walter Benjamin, Cosmopolitanism and the Narratives of City Spaces: Michael Keith. 36. "X Marks the Spot: Times Square Dead or Alive?: M. Christine Boyer. 37. Walking and Performing a The Citya : A Melbourne Chronicle: Katherine Gibson and Ben Rossiter. 38. The Street Politics of Jackie Smith: John Paul Jones III. 39. Everyday Life in Bangkok: Annette Hamilton. 40. Streetchildren in Yogyakarta: Social/ Spatial Exclusion in the Public Spaces of the City: Harriot Beazley. 41. Cyberspace and the City: The Virtual City in Europe: Alessandro Aurigi and Steve Graham. Part V: Urban Politics and Urban Interventions:. 42. City Interventions: Gary Bridge and Sophie Watson. 43. Planning in Relational Space and Time: Responding to New Urban Realities: Patsy Healey. 44. The Social Construction of Urban Policy: Allan Cochrane. 45. Urban Planning in the Late Twentieth Century: Patrick Troy. 46. Varied Legacies of Modernism in Urban Planning: Alan Mabin. 47. The Environment of the City ... or the Urbanisation of Nature: Erik Swyngedouw and Maria Kaika. 48. Power and Urban Poltics Revisited: The Uses and Abuses of North American Urban Political Economy: Alan Harding. 49. Social Justice and the City: Equity, Cohesion and the Politics of Space: Fran Tonkiss. 50. Property Relations and Planning in European Urban Development: Michael Edwards. 51. The Politics of Universal Provision of Public Housing: Chua Beng--Huat. 52. Reintegrating the Apartheid City? Urban Policy and Urban Restructuring in Durban: Alison Todes. Index.
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- Publisher's Summary
- A Companion to the City provides the reader with an indispensable and authoritative overview of the key debates, controversies, and questions concerning the city from a variety of theoretical vantage points with an international perspective. * Indispensable companion for students of the City. * Multidisciplinary approach of interest across several fields. * Includes contributions from major scholars in the field.
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- Publication date
- edited by Gary Bridge and Sophie Watson.
- Blackwell companions to geography
- Electronic reproduction. New York, N.Y. : Blackwell, 2008. Mode of access: World Wide Web. System requirements: Web browser. Title from title screen (viewed on June 27, 2008). Access may be restricted to users at subscribing institutions.
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