Re-Living the Global City

Re-Living the Global City : Global/Local Processes

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Living the Global City (1996) was a landmark text in the field of Global Studies, offering an analysis of globalization and global/local processes by focussing on specific issues and themes which include community, culture, milieu, socioscapes and sociospheres, microglobalization, poverty, ethnic identity and carnival. In this new collection Eade and Rumford draw together scholars whose work has engaged with the original volume over the last 15 years and the result is a unique and thematically coherent collection of essays which both complements the original book and challenges some of its core assumptions. Re-Living the Global City both pays homage to a key text and pushes its agenda into important new areas. After reflecting upon how debates in the field have developed since the original publication, the contributors seek to drive the debate forward through discussion of contemporary themes and issues such as borders and bordering, social movements, community and global connectivity. They consider the ways in which the city produces different experiences of globalization for different people and examine the various accounts of the ways in which new forms of sociality are definitive of contemporary globalization and cosmopolitanism. Drawing together scholars from a range of disciplines including international relations, politics, sociology, urban studies and anthropology, this work will be of great interest to all students and scholars of global studies and more

Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 156 x 234mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2 tables
  • 113884733X
  • 9781138847330

About John Eade

John Eade is Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Roehampton and former Executive Director of CRONEM (Centre for Research on Nationalism, Ethnicity and Multiculturalism) which links Roehampton and the University of Surrey. Chris Rumford is Professor of Political Sociology and Global Politics at Royal Holloway, University of Londonshow more

Table of contents

1. Introduction - John Eade and Chris Rumford Part 1: Re-positioning the global city 2. The limits of secular approaches towards the global city: Religion and migration across London - John Eade 3. Understanding Media, globalization and translocal relations: Reflections on Living the Global City fifteen years on - Neil Washbourne 4. Global transformations in the metropolis, then and now - Darren O'Byrne 5. Homecomings: provincializing the global city - Jorg Durrschmidt Part II: Re-imagining the global city 6. Opportunities lost? What we should have learned - and what we can still learn about theorizing the global - Barrie Axford 7. When did cities really become "global"? Against assumptions of historical uniqueness in globalization theory - David Inglis 8. Living the global stranger - Chris Rumford 9. Architecturing the global city - Paul Jones Part III: Re-socializing the global city 10. Taking the square: the media, the indignados social movement, and the global economic crisis - Maria Rovisco 11. Mobility without movement: G/local bordering processes as a fundamental aspect of global connectivity - Anthony Cooper 12. Transnational subjectivities: Revisiting community in the global city - Myria Georgiou 13. Cosmopolitan sociabilities for global cities - Nina Glick Schillershow more