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Global Metropolitan : Globalizing Cities in a Capitalist World - John Rennie Short

Global Metropolitan

Globalizing Cities in a Capitalist World

Paperback Published: 27th May 2004
ISBN: 9780415305426
Number Of Pages: 160

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Cities around the world are experiencing profound economic and social change as they seek to compete in a globalizing world. "Global Metropolitan" seeks to explain such changes. It explores how the discourse of globalizing has become a major narrative in the restructuring of cities around the world. It illustrates how a similar range of globalizing practices including the hosting of mega-events, the siting of urban spectaculars, the rewriting of the city, and its representation to a world of global flows, are important processes structuring urban socio-spatial transformation in the contemporary world.
Moving beyond the debate surrounding the measurement of world cities, John Rennie Short suggests a new paradigm for urban studies; globalizing cities where the emphasis is on how cities are embarked on a global project to maintain economic competitiveness and cultural relevance. The book sets a new agenda for both globalization and urban studies.

'A Comprehensive and accessible text that is a welcome contribution to the world cities literature in general and Routledge's "Questioning Cities" series in particular.' - Linda McCarthy, The Professional Geographer

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Globalization and the Cityp. 9
From World Cities to Globalizing Citiesp. 21
Globalizing Citiesp. 32
Black Holes and Loose Connectionsp. 47
Tensions in the Global Cityp. 57
The Modalities of the Global Cityp. 68
Going for Goldp. 86
The Super-Rich and the Global Cityp. 109
The Global, the City and the Bodyp. 123
Referencesp. 131
Indexp. 139
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ISBN: 9780415305426
ISBN-10: 041530542X
Series: Questioning Cities
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 27th May 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 0.89
Weight (kg): 0.24
Edition Number: 1