The Globalizing Cities Reader

The Globalizing Cities Reader

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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.
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  • Paperback | 482 pages
  • 191 x 248 x 25.4mm | 1,089g
  • 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
  • 1138923699
  • 9781138923690
  • 1,030,011

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


Index
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About Roger Keil

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.
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