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Title The global cities reader / edited by Neil Brenner and Roger Keil.

Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2006.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Archit  307.76 GLOB    DUE 11-12-19
Physical description xvi, 436 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
Series The Routledge urban reader series.
Routledge urban reader series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Editors' introduction: global city theory in retrospect and prospect 1 -- Part 1 Global City Formation: Emergence of a Concept and Research Agenda 17 -- 1 Prologue: "The Metropolitan Explosion" / Peter Hall 23 -- 2 "Divisions of Space and Time in Europe" / Fernand Braudel 25 -- 3 "Urban Specialization in the World System: An Investigation of Historical Cases" / Nestor Rodriguez, Joe R. Feagin 32 -- 4 "Global City Formation in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles: An Historical Perspective" / Janet Abu-Lughod 42 -- 5 "The New International Division of Labor, Multinational Corporations and Urban Hierarchy" / Robert B. Cohen 49 -- 6 "World City Formation: An Agenda for Research and Action" / John Friedmann, Goetz Wolff 57 -- 7 "The World City Hypothesis" / John Friedmann 67 -- Part 2 Structures, Dynamics and Geographies of Global City Formation 73 -- 8 Prologue: "100-mile Cities" / Deyan Sudjic 80 -- 9 "Cities and Communities in the Global Economy" / Saskia Sassen 82 -- 10 "Locating Cities on Global Circuits" / Saskia Sassen 89 -- 11 "World-city Network: A New Metageography?" / Jonathan V. Beaverstock, Richard G. Smith, Peter J. Taylor 96 -- 12 "Global Cities and Global Classes: The Peripheralization of Labor in New York City" / Robert Ross, Kent Trachte 104 -- 13 "Inequality in Global City-regions" / Susan S. Fainstein 111 -- 14 "Global Grids of Glass: On Global Cities, Telecommunications and Planetary Urban Networks" / Stephen Graham 118 -- Part 3 Local Pathways of Global City Formation: Classic and Contemporary Case Studies 127 -- 15 Prologue: "Cities, the Informational Society and the Global Economy" / Manuel Castells 135 -- 16 "The City as a Landscape of Power: London and New York as Global Financial Capitals" / Sharon Zukin 137 -- 17 "The Urban Restructuring Process in Tokyo in the 1980s: Transforming Tokyo into a World City" / Takashi Machimura 145 -- 18 "Detroit and Houston: Two Cities in Global Perspective" / Richard Child Hill, Joe R. Feagin 154 -- 19 "Global City Zurich: Paradigms of Urban Development" / Christian Schmid 161 -- 20 "Global Cities and Developmental States: New York, Tokyo and Seoul" / Richard Child Hill, June Woo Kim 170 -- 21 "The Stimulus of a Little Confusion: A Contemporary Comparison of Amsterdam and Los Angeles" / Edward W. Soja 179 -- Part 4 Globalization, Urbanization and Uneven Development: Perspectives on Global City Formation in/from the Global South 187 -- 22 Prologue: "A Global Agora vs. Gated City-regions" / Riccardo Petrella 194 -- 23 "Building, Architecture, and the New International Division of Labor" / Anthony D. King 196 -- 24 "The World City Hypothesis: Reflections from the Periphery" / David Simon 203 -- 25 "'Fourth World' Cities in the Global Economy: The Case of Phnom Penh, Cambodia" / Gavin Shatkin 210 -- 26 "Global and World Cities: A View from off the Map" / Jennifer Robinson 217 -- 27 "Globalization and the Corporate Geography of Cities in the Less-developed World" / Richard Grant, Jan Nijman 224 -- 28 "Sao Paulo: Outsourcing and Downgrading of Labor in a Globalizing City" / Simone Buechler 238 -- Part 5 Contested Cities: State Restructuring, Local Politics and Civil Society 247 -- 29 Prologue: "The Global City as World Order" / Warren Magnusson 256 -- 30 "Global Cities, 'Glocal' States: Global City Formation and State Territorial Restructuring in Contemporary Europe" / Neil Brenner 259 -- 31 "World City Formation on the Asia-Pacific Rim: Poverty, 'Everyday' Forms of Civil Society and Environmental Management" / Mike Douglass 267 -- 32 "'Global Cities' vs. 'global cities': Rethinking Contemporary Urbanism as Public Ecology" / Timothy Luke 275 -- 33 "The Neglected Builder of Global Cities" / Anne Haila 282 -- 34 "The Globalization of Frankfurt am Main: Core, Periphery and Social Conflict" / Roger Keil, Klaus Ronneberger 288 -- 35 "Urban Social Movements in an Era of Globalization" / Margit Mayer 296 -- Part 6 Representation, Identity and Culture in Global Cities: Rethinking the Local and the Global 305 -- 36 Prologue: "Towards Cosmopolis: A Postmodern Agenda" / Leonie Sandercock 311 -- 37 "The Cultural Role of World Cities" / Ulf Hannerz 313 -- 38 "World Cities: Global? Postcolonial? Postimperial? Or Just the Result of Happenstance? Some Cultural Comments" / Anthony D. King 319 -- 39 "'Global Media Cities': Major Nodes of Globalizing Culture and Media Industries" / Stefan Kratke 325 -- 40 "Willing the Global City: Berlin's Cultural Strategies of Inter-urban Competition after 1989" / Ute Lehrer 332 -- 41 "Exploring Colombo: The Relevance of a Knowledge of New York" / Nihal Perera 339 -- 42 "Culturing the World City: An Exhibition of the Global Present" / Steven Flusty 346 -- Part 7 Emerging Issues in Global Cities Research: Refinements, Critiques and New Frontiers 353 -- 43 Prologue: "Whose City is it?" / Saskia Sassen 360 -- 44 "Space in the Globalizing City" / Peter Marcuse 361 -- 45 "Globalization and the Rise of City-regions" / Allen J. Scott 370 -- 46 "The Global Cities Discourse: A Return to the Master Narrative?" / Michael Peter Smith 377 -- 47 "Immigration and the Global City Hypothesis: Towards an Alternative Research Agenda" / Michael Samers 384 -- 48 "Pathways to Global City Formation: A View from the Developmental City-state of Singapore" / Kris Olds, Henry Wai-Chung Yeung 392 -- 49 "World City Topologies" / Richard G. Smith 400 -- 50 "The Urban Revolution" / Henri Lefebvre 407.
Summary "Since the mid-1990s, research on global cities has exploded throughout the social sciences. It has now become one of the most exciting, if controversial, approaches to the study of urban life today." "Fifty generous selections, including contributions from John Friedmann, Michael Peter Smith, Saskia Sassen, Peter J. Taylor, Manuel Castells and Anthony D. King, explore the interrelationships between cities and globalization. The seven parts with accompanying editorial introductions guide the student through the key theoretical, methodological and empirical debates." "The Global Cities Reader explores the major foundations of research on globalized urbanization. Classic and contemporary case studies of globalizing cities from Europe, North America and East Asia as well as from emerging world city regions of the global South are presented. The political and cultural dimensions of global city formation are examined in separate parts. The Reader concludes by examining the refinement and critique of global cities research since the 1990s."--BOOK JACKET.
Other author Brenner, Neil.
Keil, Roger, 1957-
Subject Cities and towns.
ISBN 0415323444 (hbk.)
9780415323444 (hbk.)
0415323452 (paperback)
9780415323451 (paperback)