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The newly revised Globalizing Cities Reader reflects 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 new Reader reflects 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 21st century urbanization and associated sociopolitical contestation around the world.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 512 pages
  • 191 x 248mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • 2nd New edition
  • Follows The City Reader, 6e 9781138812918; 18 Line drawings, black and white; 62 Halftones, black and white; 8 Tables, black and white; 80 Illustrations, black and white
  • 1138923680
  • 9781138923683

About Xuefei Ren

Xuefei Ren is 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.show more

Table of contents

List of Plates Lists of figures List of tables List of contributors Editor's Introduction to Second Edition Acknowledgements PART 1 FOUNDATIONS Introduction to Part One 1.0 Prologue The Metropolitan Explosion Peter Hall 1.1 Divisions of Space and Time in Europe Fernand Braudel 1.2 World City Formation: An Agenda for Research and Action John Friedmann and Goetz Wolff 1.3 Locating Cities on Global Circuits Saskia Sassen 1.4 Urban Specialization in the World System Nestor Rodriguez and Joe Feagin 1.5 Accumulation and Comparative Urban Systems John Walton 1.6 The World-System Perspective and Urbanization Michael Timberlake 1.7 Global City Formation in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles: An Historical Perspective Janet Abu-Lughod 1.8 Global and World Cities: A View from Off the Map Jennifer Robinson 1.9 Space in the Globalizing City Peter Marcuse PART 2 PATHWAYS Introduction to Part Two 2.0 Prologue Istanbul was our past, Istanbul is our future Hamid Dabashi 2.1 The City as a Landscape of Power: London and New York as Global Financial Capitals Sharon Zukin 2.2 Detroit and Houston: Two Cities in Global Perspective Richard C. Hill and Joe Feagin 2.3 The Stimulus of a Little Confusion: A Contemporary Comparison of Amsterdam and Los Angeles Edward Soja 2.4 Global City Zurich: Paradigms of Urban Development Christian Schmid 2.5 From `State-Owned' to `City Inc.': The Re-territorialization of the State in Shanghai Fulong Wu 2.6 The Dream of Delhi as a Global City Veronica Dupont 2.7 `Fourth World' Cities in the Global Economy: The Case of Phnom Penh Gavin Shatkin 2.8 Medellin and Bogota: The Global Cities of the Other Globalization Eduardo Mendieta PART 3 RELATIONS Introduction to Part Three 3.0 Prologue Specification of the World City Network Peter Taylor 3.1 Local and Global: Cities in Network Society Manuel Castells 3.2 Comparing London and Frankfurt as World Cities: A Relational Study of Contemporary Urban Change Jonathan V. Beaverstock, Michael Hoyler, Kathryn Pain, and Peter J. Taylor 3.3 Global Grids of Glass: On Global Cities, Telecommunication and Planetary Urban Networks Stephen Graham 3.4 Global Cities and the Spread of Infectious Disease: The Case of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in Toronto, Canada S. Harris Ali and Roger Keil 3.5 Flying High (in the Competitive Sky): Conceptualizing the Role of Airports in Global City-Regions through `Aero-Regionalism' Jean-Paul Addie 3.6 One Package at a Time: The Distributive World City Cynthia Negrey, Jeffery L. Osgood, and Frank Goetzke 3.7 Global Cities between Biopolitics and Necropolitics: (In)Security and Circuits of Knowledge in the Global City Network David Murakami-Wood 3.8 The Virtual Palimpsest of the Global City Network Mark Graham 3.9 Relationality/territoriality: Toward conceptualization of cities in the world Eugene McCann and Kevin Ward PART 4 REGULATIONS Introduction to Part Four 4.0 Prologue The Global City as World Order Warren Magnusson 4.1 Globalization and the Rise of City-regions Allen J. Scott 4.2 Global Cities, `Global States': Global City Formation and State Territorial Restructuring in Contemporary Europe Neil Brenner 4.3 Global Cities and Developmental States: Tokyo and Seoul Richard Child Hill and June Woo Kim 4.4 World City Formation on the Asia Pacific Rim: Poverty, "Everyday" Forms of Civil Society and Environmental Management Mike Douglass 4.5 New Globalism, New Urbanism: Gentrification as Global Urban Strategy Neil Smith 4.6 Between World History and State Formation: New Perspectives on Africa's Cities Laurent Fourchard 4.7 The `Right to the City': Institutional Imperatives of a Developmental State Susan Parnell and Edgar Pieterse 4.8 Global Cities' vs. `global cities:' Rethinking Contemporary Urbanism as Public Ecology Timothy W. Luke PART 5 CONTESTATIONS Introduction to Part Five 5.0 Prologue From Tahrir Square to Emaar Square: Cairo's private road to a private city Mohamed Elshahed 5.1 Local Actors in Global Politics Saskia Sassen 5.2 The Right to the City David Harvey 5.3 Urban Social Movements in an Era of Globalization Margit Mayer 5.4 Sao Paulo: The City and its Protest Teresa Caldeira 5.5 Global City Building in China and its Discontents Xuefei Ren 5.6 Between Ghetto and Globe: Remaking Urban Life in Africa AbdouMaliq Simone 5.7 World Cities and Union Renewal Steven Tufts 5.8 Blockupy Fights Back: Global City Formation in Frankfurt am Main after the Financial Crisis Sebastian Schipper, Lucas Pohl, Tino Petzold, Daniel Mullis, and Bernd Belina PART 6 CULTURE Introduction to Part Six 6.0 Prologue: High Culture and Hard Labor Andrew Ross 6.1 World Cities: Global? Postcolonial? Postimperial? Or Just the Result of Happenstance? Some Cultural Comments Anthony King 6.2 "Global Media Cities": Major Nodes of Globalising Culture and Media Industries Stefan Kratke 6.3 Willing the Global City: Berlin's Cultural Strategies of Inter-Urban Competition after 1989 Ute Lehrer 6.4 The Transnational Capitalist Class and Contemporary Architecture in Globalizing Cities Leslie Sklair 6.5 Shanghai Nightscapes and Ethnosexual Contact Zones James Farrer and Andrew Field 6.6 Graffiti or Street Art? Negotiating the Moral Geographies of the Creative City Cameron McAuliffe 6.7 Spaces and Networks of Musical Creativity in the city Allan Watson, Michael Hoyler and Christoph Mager 6.8 Provincializing the Global City: From Bombay to Mumbai Rashimi Varma PART 7 FRONTIERS Introduction to Part Seven 7.0 Prologue World City Doreen Massey 7.1 The Global Cities Discourse: A Return to the Master Narrative? Michael Peter Smith 7.2 External Urban Relational Processes: Introducing Central Flow Theory to Complement Central Place Theory Peter J. Taylor, Michael Hoyler and Raf Verbruggen 7.3 Beyond the Global City Concept and the Myth of `Command and Control' Richard G. Smith 7.4 World Cities under Conditions of Financialized Globalization: Towards an Augmented World City Hypothesis David Bassens and Michiel van Meeteren 7.5 Can the Straw Man Speak? An Engagement with Postcolonial Critiques of `Global Cities Research' Michiel van Meeteren, Ben Derudder, and David Bassens 7.6 Global Suburbanization Roger Keil 7.7 What is Urban about Critical Urban Theory? Ananya Roy 7.8 Planetary Urbanization Neil Brenner and Christian Schmid 7.9 New Geographies of Theorizing the Urban: Putting Comparison to Work for Global Urban Studies Jennifer Robinson 7.10 Governing the Informal in Globalizing Cities: Comparing China, India, and Brazil Xuefei Ren 7.11 The Urban Revolution Henri Lefebvre Indexshow more