Urban Theory A Critical Assessment

ISBN-10: 1403906599
ISBN-13: 9781403906595
Edition: 2006
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Book details

List price: $44.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 8/22/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Providing a synthesis of the main strands of urban theory, this book reviews the classic contributions to understanding the rise of the modern capitalist city and its evolution into the complex urban landscape of postmodern times. It is clear and accessible and very international in its scope and examples.

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Introduction
The Authoritarian City
The City of Difference
The Cosmic City
The Collective City
A Note to the Discerning Reader
Theorizing the City
Theorizing the Modern City
The Economic Rupture and the Marxist Response
Socio-economic Change and the Reformist Impulse
The Social Rupture
Theorizing the Postmodern City
The Postindustrial City
The Postmodern Look
Postmodern Urban Culture
The Postmodern City
The Postcolonial City
The City and Theory
Globalization and the City
The Global City as Planning Issue
The Global City as a Command Centre
The Global Urban Network
The Global City as Polarized City
New Directions for Global City Research
Globalizing City Regions
The Immigrant City
Globalization, Immigration and the City
Immigrant Niches
The Economic City
The Political Economy of the City
Cities and Modes of Consumption
Cities and Modes of Regulation
The Economic Role of Cities
The Cultural Economy of Cities
Getting By
City Close-ups
The Competitive City
The Competitive Context
Making the City Competitive
Marketing the City
Rewriting the City
The Gendered City
Gender and Urban Social Space
Gender, the City and Social Change
Feminist Urban Theory
The Erotic City
Sex Zones in the City
Desire and the City
Communities of Desire
The City and the Body
The Global, the City and the Body
The Political City
The Urban Political Arena
The Crisis of the State
The Decline of the Keynesian-New Deal City and the Rise of the Entrepreneurial City
The End of Urban Politics?
The Designed City
Who is Designing the City?
Dominant Urban Designs
The Effects of Urban Design
Moses versus Jane Jacobs
The City and Nature
Reorientations
The City as Ecosystem
An Urban Environmental Story
Urban Sustainability
Nature and the City
The City of Difference
Models of Residentiall Areas
The Dynamics of the Housing Market
Home Sweet Home
Beyond Social Area Analysis
The City and Disorder
Mapping Disorder
Identifying Disorder
The Contested City: Creating New Urban Orders
The Future City: Rethinking Urban Theory
The Question of Scale
From City to Globalizing City Regions
The Entrepreneurial City
The Cosmopolitan City
Nomadic Geographies
The City of Light and Dark
A Question of Method
References
Index

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