Worlding Cities Asian Experiments and the Art of Being Global

ISBN-10: 1405192763
ISBN-13: 9781405192767
Edition: 2011
Authors: Ananya Roy, Aihwa Ong
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Book details

Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 7/15/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 376
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Worlding Cities is the first serious examination of Asian urbanism to highlight the connections between different Asian models and practices of urbanization. It includes important contributions from a respected group of scholars across a range of generations, disciplines, and sites of study. Describes the new theoretical framework of 'worlding' Substantially expands and updates the themes of capital and culture Includes a unique collection of authors across generations, disciplines, and sites of study Demonstrates how references to Asian power, success, and hegemony make possible urban development and limit urban politics

Daniel Perlman, Medical Anthropologist, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley. Ananya Roy, Associate Dean, Division of International and Area Studies, University of California, Berkeley.

List of Illustrations
Notes on Contributors
Series Editors' Preface
Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction Worlding Cities, or the Art of Being Global
Modeling
Singapore as Model: Planning Innovations, Knowledge Experts
Urban Modeling and Contemporary Technologies of City-Building in China: The Production of Regimes of Green Urbanisms
Planning Privatopolis: Representation and Contestation in the Development of Urban Integrated Mega-Projects
Ecological Urbanization: Calculating Value in an Age of Global Climate Change
Inter-Referencing
Retuning a Provincialized Middle Class in Asia's Urban Postmodern: The Case of Hong Kong
Cracks in the Facade: Landscapes of Hope and Desire in Dubai
Asia in the Mix: Urban Form and Global Mobilities - Hong Kong, Vancouver, Dubai
Hyperbuilding: Spectacle, Speculation, and the Hyperspace of Sovereignty
New Solidarities
Speculating on the Next World City
The Blockade of the World-Class City: Dialectical Images of Indian Urbanism
Rule by Aesthetics: World-Class City Making in Delhi
Conclusion Postcolonial Urbanism: Speed, Hysteria, Mass Dreams
Index

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