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Postcolonial Urbanism : Southeast Asian Cities and Global Processes - Ryan Bishop

Postcolonial Urbanism

Southeast Asian Cities and Global Processes

By: Ryan Bishop (Editor), John Phillips (Editor), Yeo Wei Wei (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st May 2003
ISBN: 9780415932493
Number Of Pages: 336

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A common assumption about cities throughout the world is tht they are essentially an elaboration of the Euro-American model. "Postcolonial Urbanism" demonstrates the narrowness of this vision. Cities in the postcolonial world, the book shows, are producing novel forms of urbanism not reducible to Western urbanism. Despite being heavily colonized in the past, Southeast Asia has been largely ignored in discussions about postcolonial theory and in general considerations of global urbanism. An international cast of contributors focuses on the heavily urbanized world region of Southeast Asia to investigate the novel forms of urbanism germinating in postcolonial settings such as Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Hanoi, and the Philippines. Offering a mix of theoretical perspectives and empirical accounts, "Postcolonial Urbanism" presents a panoramic view of the cultures, societies, and politics of the postcolonial city.

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Perpetuating Cities: Excepting Globalization and the Southeast Asia Supplementp. 1
Global Cities, Terror, and Tourism: The Ambivalent Allure of the Urban Junglep. 37
The City as Target, or Perpetuation and Deathp. 63
From the Hypermodern City to the Gray Zone of Total Mobilization in the Philippinesp. 87
Urban Space in the French Imperial Past and the Postcolonial Presentp. 105
City as Garden: Shared Space in the Urban Botanic Gardens of Singapore and Malaysia, 1786-2000p. 123
Gay Capitals in Global Gay History: Cities, Local Markets, and the Origins of Bangkok's Same-Sex Culturesp. 151
Actually Existing Postcolonialisms: Colonial Urbanism and Architecture after the Postcolonial Turnp. 167
Jakarta as a Site of Fragmegrative Tensionsp. 187
Regionalism, English Narrative, and Singapore as Home and Global Cityp. 205
Contemporary Cities with Colonial Pasts and Global Futures: Some Aspects of the Relations between Governance, Order, and Decent, Secure Lifep. 227
City as Theatre: Singapore, State of Distractionp. 245
Perpetual Returns: Vampires and the Ever-Colonized Cityp. 265
Benjamin's Arcades Project and the Postcolonial Cityp. 287
Deus ex Machina: Evangelical Sites, Urbanism, and the Construction of Social Identitiesp. 305
List of Contributorsp. 323
Indexp. 327
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ISBN: 9780415932493
ISBN-10: 0415932491
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 1st May 2003
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Number: 1