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The Urban Geography Reader : Routledge Urban Readers (Hardcover) - Nick Fyfe

The Urban Geography Reader

Routledge Urban Readers (Hardcover)

By: Nick Fyfe (Editor), Judith T. Kenny (Editor)

Paperback Published: 14th April 2005
ISBN: 9780415307024
Number Of Pages: 404

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Drawing on a rich diversity of theoretical approaches and analytical strategies, urban geographers have been at the forefront of understanding the global and local processes shaping cities, and of making sense of the urban experiences of a wide variety of social groups. Through their links with those working in the fields of urban policy design, urban geographers have also played an important role in the analysis of the economic and social problems confronting cities.

Capturing the diversity of scholarship in the field of urban geography, this reader presents a stimulating selection of articles and excerpts by leading figures. Organized around seven themes, it addresses the changing economic, social, cultural, and technological conditions of contemporary urbanization and the range of personal and public responses. It reflects the academic importance of urban geography in terms of both its theoretical and empirical analysis as well as its applied policy relevance, and features extensive editorial input in the form of general, section and individual extract introductions.

Bringing together in one volume 'classic' and contemporary pieces of urban geography, studies undertaken in the developed and developing worlds, and examples of theoretical and applied research, it provides in a convenient, student-friendly format, an unparalleled resource for those studying the complex geographies of urban areas.

Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Foundationsp. 13
Introductionp. 15
"The Growth of the City: An Introduction to a Research Project"p. 19
"The Pattern of Movement of Residential Rental Neighborhoods"p. 28
"A Theory of Location for Cities"p. 37
"The Nature of Cities"p. 46
Globalizationp. 57
Introductionp. 59
"World-City Network: A New Metageography?"p. 63
"Social Polarisation in Global Cities: Theory and Evidence"p. 74
"From Colonial City to Globalizing City? The Far-from-complete Spatial Transformation of Calcutta"p. 84
"Cultural Globalization and the Identity of Place: The Reconstruction of Amsterdam"p. 93
Restructuringp. 103
Introductionp. 105
"The Urban Process under Capitalism: A Framework for Analysis"p. 109
"Beyond the Crabgrass Frontier: Industry and the Spread of North American Cities, 1850-1950"p. 121
"Gentrification, the Frontier, and the Restructuring of Urban Space"p. 128
"Postmodern Urbanism"p. 138
Plate Section
Politics, Governance, and Inequalityp. 153
Introductionp. 155
"Local Politics in a Global Era: Thinking Locally, Acting Globally"p. 159
"Retooling the Machine: Economic Crisis, State Restructuring, and Urban Politics"p. 168
"Local Governance, the Crises of Fordism and the Changing Geographies of Regulation"p. 179
"Yuppies, Yuffies and the New Urban Order"p. 191
"From Global to Local: The Rise of Homelessness in Los Angeles during the 1980s"p. 200
Differencep. 211
Introductionp. 213
"The Idea of Chinatown: The Power of Place and Institutional Practice in the Making of a Racial Category"p. 219
"An Archaeology of Environmental Racism in Los Angeles"p. 229
"On the Links between Home and Work: Family-Household Strategies in a Buoyant Labour Market"p. 241
"Gender, Class, and Gentrification: Enriching the Debate"p. 251
"(Re)Negotiating the 'Heterosexual Street': Lesbian Production of Space"p. 263
Form and Symbolismp. 273
Introductionp. 275
"The Restless Urban Landscape: Economic and Sociocultural Change and the Transformation of Metropolitan Washington, DC"p. 281
"The 'Magic of the Mall': An Analysis of Form, Function, and Meaning in the Contemporary Retail Built Environment"p. 293
"Styles of the Times: Liberal and Neo-conservative Landscapes in Inner Vancouver, 1968-1986"p. 304
"Portland's Comprehensive Plan as Text: The Fred Meyer Case and the Politics of Reading"p. 315
"Sunshine and Shadow: Lighting and Color in the Depiction of Cities on Film"p. 325
Technologiesp. 335
Introductionp. 337
"Fetishizing the Modern City: The Phantasmagoria of Urban Technological Networks"p. 343
"Telecommunications and the Changing Geographies of Knowledge Transmission in the Late 20th Century"p. 353
"City Watching: Closed Circuit Television Surveillance in Public Spaces"p. 364
"GIS Use in Community Planning: A Multidimensional Analysis of Empowerment"p. 373
Illustration creditsp. 385
Copyright informationp. 388
Indexp. 391
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ISBN: 9780415307024
ISBN-10: 0415307023
Series: Routledge Urban Readers (Hardcover)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 404
Published: 14th April 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.54 x 19.2  x 1.96
Weight (kg): 0.92
Edition Number: 1