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xxv, 322 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction: Urban Visions, Challenges, and Outcomes: The Dynamic Face of Singapore's Urban Landscape-- Paradigms, Policies & Processes: The Early Years of Nation-Building: Reflections on Singapore's Urban History-- Economic Planning for Urban Growth and Prosperity-- Unpacking the Planner's Toolkit: The Theory and Practice of Singapore's Urban Planning Framework-- The Built Environment as a Sum of Parts: Methods and Models: Singapore's Integrated Systems Approach to Urban Development-- Housing: Policy-Making, Town Building, and Neighbourhood Planning-- Transportation: Mobility, Accessibility, and Connectivity-- Industry: Infrastructure and Land Use Planning for Economic Development, Enterprise, and Innovation-- Parks: From Garden City to City in a Garden-- Tourism: The City as Image, Experience, and Destination-- Urban Design: Place-Making and the Public Space Network-- Urban Complexities & Creative Solutions: Culture and Heritage: Locating and Retaining Connections with the Past in a Developmental City-State-- Society and Space: Planning for/with Urban Diversity in a Cosmopolitan City-- Urban Sustainability: Designing the City for High-Density Living and Environmental Sustainability-- Era of Globalization: Singapore's New Urban Economy and the Rise of a World Asian City-- Conversations & Perspectives: On the Future of Urban Planning and City-Making in Singapore--.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789814656467 20170123
50 Years of Urban Planning in Singapore is an accessible and comprehensive volume on Singapore's planning approach to urbanization. Organized into three parts, the first section of the volume, 'Paradigms, Policies, and Processes', provides an overview of the ideologies and strategies underpinning urban planning in Singapore; the second section, 'The Built Environment as a Sum of Parts', delves into the key land use sectors of Singapore's urban planning system; and the third section, 'Urban Complexities and Creative Solutions', examines the challenges and considerations of planning for the Singapore of tomorrow. The volume brings together the diverse perspectives of practitioners and academics in the professional and research fields of planning, architecture, urbanism, and city-making.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789814656467 20170123
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xiv, 208 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Foreword (Graeme Gilloch), Preface, Introduction: Specters of the City and the Task of Critique, Part I: Phantasmagoria, Modernity, and the City, 1. Urban Modernity and the Politics of Historical Memory, 2. Specters and Fetishism, 3. Phantasmagoria and Gesamtkunstwerk, Excursus I: The Specters of Baron Haussmann, Part II: Media, Technology, and Modern Experience, 4. Walter Benjamin and Media Theory, 5. From Aisthesis to Anaesthetics, 6. Poverty of Experience and the Architecture of City, Part III: Spectacle and Phantasmagoria, 7. The Ghosts of Guy Debord, 8. Spectacle Critique and Architectural Theory, 9. From Spectacle to Phantasmagoria, Excursus II: The Architecture of Phantasmagoria, Part IV: The Architecture of Phantasmagoria and the Contemporary City, 10. Virtual Technology, Apparatus, and Anaesthetics, 11. The Phantoms of Architectural Theory, 12. The City as Phantasmagoria of the World Interior, Epilogue: Specters of the city and the Critique of Ideology, Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138900776 20170213
In a time of mass-mediated modernity, the city becomes, almost by definition, a constitutively 'mediated' city. Today, more than ever before, the omnipresence of media in every sphere of culture is creating a new urban ontology, saturating, fracturing, and exacerbating the manifold experience of city life. The authors describe this condition as one of 'hyper-mediation' - a qualitatively new phase in the city's historical evolution. The concept of phantasmagoria has pride of place in their study; using it as an all-embracing explanatory framework, they explore its meanings as a critical category to understand the culture, and the architecture, of the contemporary city. Andreotti and Lahiji argue that any account of architecture that does not include understanding the role and function of media and its impact on the city in the present 'tele-technological-capitalist' society is fundamentally flawed and incomplete. Their approach moves from Walter Benjamin, through the concepts of phantasmagoria and of media - as theorized also by Theodor Adorno, Siegfried Kracauer, and a new generation of contemporary critics - towards a new socio-critical and aesthetic analysis of the mediated space of the contemporary city.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138900776 20170213
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xx, 317 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Foreword (Blair Ruble), 1. History and Typology of Capital Cities, 2. Capital Cities Relocation Experience, 3. Capital City Relocations in World Regions, 4. Strategies of Capital City Relocations and their Critics, 5. Methods of Analysis and the Criteria of Effective Capital Cities, Conclusions.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138837775 20170130
The issue of capital city relocation is a topic of debate for more than forty countries across the world. In this first book to discuss the issue, Vadim Rossman offers an in-depth analysis of the subject, highlighting the global trends and the key factors that motivate different countries to consider such projects, analyzing the outcomes and drawing lessons from recent capital city transfers worldwide for governments and policy-makers. Capital Cities studies the approaches and the methodologies that inform such decisions and debates. Special attention is given to the study of the universal patterns of relocation and patterns specific to particular continents and mega-regions and particular political regimes. The study emphasizes the role of capital city transfers in the context of nation- and state-building and offers a new framework for thinking about capital cities, identifying six strategies that drive these decisions, representing the economic, political, geographic, cultural and security considerations. Confronting the popular hyper-critical attitudes towards new designed capital cities, Vadim Rossman shows the complex motives that underlie the proposals and the important role that new capitals might play in conflict resolution in the context of ethnic, religious and regional rivalries and federalist transformations of the state, and is seeking to identify the success and failure factors and more efficient implementation strategies. Drawing upon the insights from spatial economics, comparative federalist studies, urban planning and architectural criticism, the book also traces the evolution of the concept of the capital city, showing that the design, iconography and the location of the capital city play a critical role in the success and the viability of the state.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138837775 20170130
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xvi, 278 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
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136 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
  • 1. Introduction: Class-Why and How? 1.1. From Singapore to Sweden 1.2. The world after die Wende 1.3. Class-some fundamental distinctions 1.4. Class is dead, long live class 1.5. Feminist critiques 1.6. The cultural turn 1.7. The purpose of this books References 2. Construction: The Grand Narrative of Class 2.1. The etymology of class 2.2. Class as conflict 2.3. Who were Marx and Engels? 2.4. The development of capitalist society 2.5. Historical materialism 2.6. Marxism after Marx 2.7. Class as situation 2.8. Who was Weber? 2.9. Class types 2.10. Class rather than status 2.11. Weberianism after Weber 2.12. Class and hegemony 2.13. Class and structuralism 2.14. Class just happens 2.15. Quantifying class 2.16. Feminist critiques of Marxism 2.17. Engels and Marxist feminism 2.18. Socialist radical feminism 2.19. Anti-racist class analysis and class critiques 2.20. The Birmingham School 2.21. The whiteness of the working class Summary References 3. Deconstruction: The Class Narrative Dismantled 3.1. Postmodern life 3.2. A postmodern working class 3.3. Postmodern critiques from the left or the right? 3.4. Jean-Francois Lyotard and postmodernism as narrative critique 3.5. Jean Baudrillard and the end of society and politics 3.6. Zygmunt Bauman and postmodernism as a state of mind 3.7. Once upon a time classes existed, and they mattered ... 3.8. Beyond left and right? Summary References 4. Reconstruction: New Narratives About Class 4.1. Who were the workers? 4.2. The languages of class 4.3. Gareth Stedman Jones and the challenges of working-class history 4.4. Joan W. Scott and post-structuralist feminism 4.5. Patrick Joyce, postmodernism, and the crisis of social history 4.6. Post-Marxism 4.7. Class positions and forms of capital 4.8. Pierre Bourdieu's theory of class 4.9. Beverley Skeggs's feminist analysis of Bourdieu Summary References 5 Conclusions: Class Analysis, Past and Future 5.1. Class as classification, or, where to start 5.2. Class, a question of recognition and redistribution References Appendix: Dictionary definitions of class Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138886834 20161205
There is hardly any discussion of class that does not in some way relate to the theories of Marx and Weber. So profound was the impact of their ideas, that their writings are often perceived as the only original and most reliable interpretations of class society. But Marx and Weber were neither the first, nor last, to talk about class and they did so based on the specific conditions prevalent in their own communities. 'Class' explains this complex field using cultural, sociological and feminist perspectives. It deepens our understanding of the problems of class and uses illuminating examples from media, popular culture and literature that explain current class analysis. 'Class' is an 'elegant, lucid comprehensive introduction' that broadens our understanding of the concept and the immense power that it exerts by way of in- and exclusions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138886834 20161205
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242 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Chronotypes of hope
  • Genoa's magic circle
  • Gentrification without teleologies
  • Cultural bricoleuses
  • Touring the hidden city
  • Utopia with no guarantees.
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xi, 334 pages : illustration ; 23 cm
  • Acknowledgments Preface Abdul Karim Bangura Chapter 1: Communications Media Onimi Wilcox Chapter 2: Cuisine Kimberly Harper and Jarrett Harper Chapter 3: Environment Christine W. Mathenge Chapter 4: Geography Iheanyichukwu N. Osondu Chapter 5: Geopolitics Ngozi Caleb Kamalu Chapter 6: Labor and Work Force Development Nichelle S. Williams Chapter 7: Languages Abdul Karim Bangura Chapter 8: Literature Abdul Karim Bangura Chapter 9: Mathematics Abdul Karim Bangura Chapter 10: Music Luqman M. Abdullah Chapter 11: Narrativity Mario D. Fenyo Chapter 12: Religion Ibigbolade S. Aderibigbe Chapter 13: Reverse Migration and State Formation in West Africa Peter A. Dumbuya. Chapter 14: Socio-economic-political Structure of East Africa Theodora O. Ayot Chapter 15: Sociology Junior Hopwood Chapter 16: Technology Dorothy N. Ucheaga Oluwagbemi-Jacob About the Authors.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780761868347 20170123
This book contributes to the debate over the culpability of the Trans-Atlantic Slave from various disciplinary perspectives. The general thesis that undergirds the book is that by knowing who was predisposed to benefit the most from the trade and why, prompting them to initiate it, appropriate culpability can be assigned. This approach also allowed for a more in-depth analysis of the issue from many disciplines, making it the first of its kind. For the sake of cohesion and coherence, some of the major questions addressed by every chapter are quite similar, albeit authors were encouraged to fine-tune and add to these questions to meet their disciplinary requirements. By emphasizing the why in some of the questions, a qualitative explanatory case study approach was utilized. Both primary and secondary data sources were also used for each chapter to offer a cogent analysis and new information on the topic.
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x, 188 pages ; 25 cm
  • Genesis
  • Servants of the city
  • Strange slaves
  • The democratic order of knowledge
  • The mysteries of the Greek state.
The toga-clad statesman of ancient Greece is a familiar figure in the Western political tradition. Less well known is the administrator who ran the state but who was himself a slave. Challenging the modern belief that democracy and bondage are incompatible, Paulin Ismard directs our attention to the cradle of Western democracy, ancient Athens, where the functioning of civic government depended crucially on highly skilled experts who were literally public servants--slaves owned by the city-state rather than by private citizens. Known as demosioi, these public slaves filled a variety of important roles in Athenian society. They were court clerks, archivists, administrators, accountants, and policemen. Many possessed knowledge and skills beyond the attainments of average citizens, and they enjoyed privileges, such as the right to own property, that were denied to private slaves. In effect, demosioi were Western civilization's first civil servants--though they carried out their duties in a condition of bound servitude. Ismard detects a radical split between politics and administrative government at the heart of Athenian democracy. The city-state's managerial caste freed citizens from the day-to-day responsibilities of running the state. By the same token, these public servants were unable to participate in the democratic process because they lacked the rights of full citizenship. By rendering the state's administrators politically invisible, Athens warded off the specter of a government capable of turning against the citizens' will. In a real sense, Ismard shows, Athenian citizens put the success of their democratic experiment in the hands of slaves.-- Provided by publisher.
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vii, 240 pages ; 24 cm
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xii, 255 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • Preface Acknowledgments Introduction PART I FLAME AND FORTUNE IN THE AMERICAN WEST: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE INCENDIARY 1. The 1991 Tunnel Fire: The Case for an Affluence-Vulnerability Interface 2. The Changing American West: From "Flammable Landscape" to the "Incendiary" PART II ILLUMINATING THE AFFLUENCE VULNERABILITY INTERFACE IN THE TUNNEL FIRE AREA 3. Trailblazing: Producing Landscapes, Extracting Profits, Inserting Risk 4. Setting the Stage for Disaster: Revenue Maximization, Wealth Protection, and Its Discontents 5. Who's Vulnerable? The Politics of Identifying, Experiencing, and Reducing Risk PART III HOW THE WEST WAS SPUN: DEPOLITICIZING THE ROOT CAUSES OF WILDFIRE HAZARDS 6. Smoke Screen: When Explaining Wildfires Conceals the Incendiary 7. Debates of Distraction: Our Inability to See the Incendiary for the Spark PART IV AFTER THE FIRE: THE CONCOMITANT EXPANSION OF AFFLUENCE AND RISK 8. Dispatches from the Field: Win-Win Outcomes and the Limits of Post-Wildfire Mitigation 9. Out of the Ashes: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism and Financial Opportunism Conclusion: From Excavating to Treating the Incendiary Notes References Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520292802 20161114
Flame and Fortune in the American West creatively and meticulously investigates the ongoing politics, folly, and avarice shaping the production of increasingly widespread yet dangerous suburban and exurban landscapes. The 1991 Oakland Hills Tunnel Fire is used as a starting point to better understand these complex social-environmental processes. The Tunnel Fire is the most destructive fire-in terms of structures lost-in California history. More than 3,000 residential structures burned and 25 lives were lost. Although this fire occurred in Oakland and Berkeley, others like it sear through landscapes in California and the American West that have experienced urban growth and development within areas historically prone to fire. Simon skillfully blends techniques from environmental history, political ecology, and science studies to closely examine the Tunnel Fire within a broader historical and spatial context of regional economic development and natural resource management, such as the widespread planting of eucalyptus trees as an exotic lure for homeowners, and the creation of hillside neighborhoods for tax revenue-decisions that produced communities with increased vulnerability to fire. Simon demonstrates how a drive for affluence led to a state of vulnerability for rich and poor alike in Oakland that has only been exacerbated by the rebuilding of neighborhoods after the fire. Despite these troubling trends, Flame and Fortune in the American West illustrates how many popular and scientific debates on fire limit the scope and efficacy of policy responses. These risky yet profitable developments (what the author refers to as the Incendiary), as well as proposed strategies for challenging them, are discussed in the context of urbanizing areas around the American West and hold broad applicability within hazard-prone areas globally.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520292802 20161114
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x, 182 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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xiv, 213 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • Where are the global urban politics?
  • Global urban social movements : emerging forms of political action
  • Global diversity politics : thinking citizenship
  • Global environmental politics : multiple conceptions of time
  • Global urban security politics : re-emerging rationalities of action
  • Conclusion: global urban politics and the informalization of the state.
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ix, 181 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Urban Greening and Social Sustainability in a Global Context 2. Conceptualizing Green Gentrification 3. Prospect Park: From Social Hazard to Environmental Amenity 4. Brooklyn Bridge Park: From Abandoned Docks to Destination Park 5. Gowanus Canal: From Open Sewer to the Venice of Brooklyn 6. Contested Spaces: Bush Terminal Park and Bushwick Inlet Park 7. Making Urban Greening Sustainable.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138920163 20161010
Green Gentrification looks at the social consequences of urban "greening" from an environmental justice and sustainable development perspective. Through a comparative examination of five cases of urban greening in Brooklyn, New York, it demonstrates that such initiatives, while positive for the environment, tend to increase inequality and thus undermine the social pillar of sustainable development. Although greening is ostensibly intended to improve environmental conditions in neighborhoods, it generates green gentrification that pushes out the working-class, and people of color, and attracts white, wealthier in-migrants. Simply put, urban greening "richens and whitens, " remaking the city for the sustainability class. Without equity-oriented public policy intervention, urban greening is negatively redistributive in global cities. This book argues that environmental injustice outcomes are not inevitable. Early public policy interventions aimed at neighborhood stabilization can create more just sustainability outcomes. It highlights the negative social consequences of green growth coalition efforts to green the global city, and suggests policy choices to address them. The book applies the lessons learned from green gentrification in Brooklyn to urban greening initiatives globally. It offers comparison with other greening global cities. This is a timely and original book for all those studying environmental justice, urban planning, environmental sociology, and sustainable development as well as urban environmental activists, city planners and policy makers interested in issues of urban greening and gentrification.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138920163 20161010
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xiv, 174 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm
  • Introduction : transformation of a city
  • From dystopia to hope, Bogotá reenvisioned
  • Independent mayors
  • Bogotá's public space traditions
  • The pedagogical city
  • Learning from Bogotá
  • Epilogue : the changing city.
Once known as a "drug capital" and associated with kidnappings, violence, and excess, Bogota, Colombia, has undergone a transformation that some have termed "the miracle of Bogota." Beginning in the late 1980s, the city emerged from a long period of political and social instability to become an unexpected model of urban development through the redesign and revitalization of the public realm-parks, transportation, and derelict spaces-under the leadership of two "public space mayors, " Antanas Mockus and Enrique Penalosa (the latter reelected in 2015). In Learning from Bogota, Rachel Berney analyzes how these mayors worked to reconfigure the troubled city into a pedagogical one whose public spaces and urban policy have helped shape a more tolerant and aware citizenry. Berney examines the contributions of Mockus and Penalosa through the lenses of both spatial/urban design and the city's history. She shows how, through the careful intertwining of new public space and transportation projects, the reclamation of privatized public space, and the refurbishment of dilapidated open spaces, the mayors enacted an ambitious urban vision for Bogota without resorting to the failed method of the top-down city master plan. Illuminating the complex interplay between formal politics, urban planning, and improvised social strategies, as well as the negative consequences that accompanied Bogota's metamorphosis, Learning from Bogota offers significant lessons about the possibility for positive and lasting change in cities around the world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781477311042 20170213
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xii, 224 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction * Fast cities in the Urban Age Ayona Datta Fast cities and 'new' urban utopias 2. Frictionless Utopias for the Contemporary Urban Age: Large-scale, Master-planned Redevelopment Projects in Urbanizing Africa Martin Murray 3. New African city plans: local urban form and the acceleration of urban inequalities. Vanessa Watson 4. Speed kills: Fast urbanism and endangered sustainability in the Masdar City project Federico Cugurullo Entrepreneurial states 5. Envisioned by the State: Entrepreneurial Urbanism and the Making of Songdo City, South Korea Hyun Shin 6. From petro-urbanism to knowledge megaprojects in the Persian Gulf: Qatar Foundation's Education City Agatino Rizzo 7. 'Their houses on our land': Perforations and blockades in the Planning of New Town Rajarhat, India Ratoola Kundu Mega-urbanization and Masterplanning 8. Mega-suburbanization in Jakarta Mega-urban Region Delik Hudalah and Tommy Firman 9. Mega- Scale Sustainability: The relational production of a new Lusaka Mathew Lane 10. Planning new towns in the People's Republic: Political dimensions of eco-city images in China. Braulio Morera Slow: Towards a decelerated urbanism Abdul Shaban and Ayona Datta.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415745512 20170123
The global south is entering an 'Urban Age' where, for the first time in history, more people will be living in cities than in the countryside. The logics of this prediction have a dominant framing - rapid urbanization, uncontrolled migration, resource depletion, severe fuel shortages and the breakdown of law and order. We are told that we must be prepared. The solution is simple, they say. Mega-urbanization is an opportunity for economic growth and prosperity. Therefore we must build big, build new and build fast. With contributions from an international range of established and emerging scholars drawing upon real-world examples, Mega-Urbanization in the Global South is the first to use the lens of speed to examine the postcolonial 'urban revolution'. From the mega-urbanization of Lusaka, to the production of satellite cities in Jakarta, to new cities built from scratch in Masdar, Songdo and Rajarhat, this book argues that speed is now the persistent feature of a range of utopian visions that seek to expedite the production of new cities. These 'fast cities' are the enduring images of postcolonial urbanism, which bypass actually existing urbanisms through new power-knowledge coalitions of producing, knowing and governing the city. The book explores three main themes. Part I examines fast cities as new urban utopias which propagate the illusion that they are 'quick fix' sustainable solutions to insulate us from future crises. Part II discusses the role of the entrepreneurial state that despite its neoliberalisation is playing a key role in shaping mega-urbanization through laws, policies and brute force. Part III finally delves into how fast cities built by entrepreneurial states actually materialise at the scale of regional urbanization rather than as metropolitan growth. This book explores the contradictions between intended and unintended outcomes of fast cities and points to their fault lines between state sovereignty, capital accumulation and citizenship. It concludes with a vision and manifesto for 'slow' and decelerated urbanism. This timely and original book presents urban scholars with the theoretical, empirical and methodological challenges of mega-urbanization in the global south, as well as highlighting new theoretical agendas and empirical analyses that these new forms of city-making bring to the fore.
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xii, 246 pages ; 25 cm.
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xxi, 642 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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xviii, 484 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
  • 1. Introduction (John R. Gold and Margaret M. Gold), Part I: The Olympic Festivals, 2. The Enduring Enterprise: The Summer Olympics, 1896-2012 (John R. Gold and Margaret M. Gold), 3. The Winter Olympics: Driving Urban Change, 1924-2022 (Stephen J. Essex and Jiska de Groot), 4. The Cultural Olympiads (Beatriz Garcia), 5. The Paralympic Games (John R. Gold and Margaret M. Gold), Part II: Planning and Management, 6. Olympic Finance (Holger Preuss), 7. Promoting the Olympic City (Stephen V. Ward), 8. Olympic Villages (Tony Sainsbury), 9. Security (Jon Coaffee and Pete Fussey), 10. Urban Regeneration (Andrew Smith), 11. Olympic Tourism (Mike Weed), 12. Olympic Transport (Eva Kassens-Noor), Part III: City Portraits, 13. Berlin 1936 (Monika Meyer), 14. Mexico City 1968 (Michael Barke), 15. Munich 1972 (Monika Meyer), 16. Sydney 2000 (Robert Freestone and Simon Gunasekara), 17. Athens 2004 (Margaret M. Gold), 18. Beijing 2008 (Ian G. Cook and Steven Miles), 19. London 2012 (Graeme Evans and Ozlem Edizel), 20. Rio de Janeiro 2016 (Gabriel Silvestre), 21. Tokyo 2020 (Yasushi Aoyama).
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138832695 20161003
The first edition of Olympic Cities, published in 2007, provided a pioneering overview of the changing relationship between cities and the modern Olympic Games. This substantially revised and enlarged third edition builds on the success of its predecessors. The first of its three parts provides overviews of the urban legacy of the four component Olympic festivals: the Summer Games; Winter Games; Cultural Olympiads; and the Paralympics. The second part comprisessystematic surveys of seven key aspects of activity involved in staging the Olympics: finance; place promotion; the creation of Olympic Villages; security; urban regeneration; tourism; and transport. The final part consists of nine chronologically arranged portraits of host cities, from 1936 to 2020, with particular emphasis on the six Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games of the twenty-first century. As controversy over the growing size and expense of the Olympics, with associated issues of accountability and legacy, continues unabated, this book's incisive and timely assessment of the Games' development and the complex agendas that host cities attach to the event will be essential reading for a wide audience. This will include not just urban and sports historians, urban geographers, event managers and planners, but also anyone with an interest in the staging of mega-events and concerned with building a better understanding of the relationship between cities, sport and culture.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138832695 20161003
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xiii, 314 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Slavery and personhood in the Neo-Assyrian Empire / Heather D. Baker
  • Orlando Patterson, property, and ancient slavery: the definitional problem revisited / David M. Lewis
  • Slaves or serfs? Patterson on the thetes and helots of ancient Greece / Peter Hunt
  • Death and social death in ancient Rome / John Bodel
  • Freedom, slavery, and female sexual honor in antiquity / Kyle Harper
  • Becoming almost somebody: manumission and its complications in the early Han empire / Anthony Barbieri-Low
  • Ottoman elite enslavement and "social death" / Ehud R. Toledano
  • The locked box in slavery and social death / Indrani Chatterjee
  • Black women and slavery in colonial Brazil / Junia Ferreira Furtado
  • (Child) slavery in Africa as social death? Responses past and present / Sandra E. Greene
  • Slavery and freedom in small scale societies / Catherine M. Cameron
  • Rituals of enslavement and markers of servitude: Orlando Patterson in the American tropics / Fernando Santos-Granero
  • Slavery from Rome to Medieval Europe and beyond: words, things and genomes / Michael McCormick
  • Revisiting slavery, property and social death / Orlando Patterson.
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xvii, 480 pages : illustrations (some color), maps, plans ; 25 cm.
  • The Early Hellenistic Period, 323 BC-197 BC
  • The Late Hellenistic Period, 197 BC-31 BC
  • The Early Imperial Period, 31 BC-97 AD
  • The High Imperial Period, 97 AD-267 AD.
On the Agora' traces the evolution of the main public square of the Greek polis for the six centuries from the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC to the height of the Roman Empire and the Herulian invasion of Greece in 267 AD. Drawing on literary, epigraphic and, especially, archaeological evidence, the book takes a comparative approach to consider how the layout and function of agoras in cities throughout Greece changed during centuries that witnessed far reaching transformations in culture, society and political life. The book challenges the popular view of the post-Classical agora as characterised by decline, makes important arguments about how we use evidence to understand ancient public spaces and proposes many new interpretations of individual sites.
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