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- DescriptionWhat is Urban Theory? How can it be used to understand our urban experiences? Experiences typically defined by ermous inequalities, t just between cities but within cities, in an increasingly interconnected and globalised world. This book explains: * Relations between urban theory and modernity in key ideas of the Chicago School, spatial analysis, humanistic urban geography, and 'radical' approaches like Marxism * Cities and the transition to informational ecomies, globalization, urban growth machine and urban regime theory, the city as an actor * Spatial expressions of inequality and key ideas like segregation, ghettoization, suburbanization, gentrification * Socio-cultural spatial expressions of difference and key concepts like gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity and culturalist perspectives on identity, lifestyle, subculture * How cities should be understood as intersections of horizontal and vertical - of coinciding resources, positions, locations, influencing how we make and understand urban experiences. Critical, interdisciplinary and pedagogically informed - with opening summaries, boxes, questions for discussion and guided further reading - Urban Theory: A Critical Introduction to Power, Cities and Urbanism in the 21st Century provides the tools for any student of the city to understand, even to change, our own urban experiences.
- Author BiographyAlan Harding is Professor of Public Policy and Director of the Heseltine Institute for Public Policy and Practice at the University of Liverpool Management School in the UK. Previously, he held posts at Manchester, Salford and Liverpool John Moores universities. His research interests are in urban and regional development, governance and policy and he has acted as an advisor on these issues for a wide range of leading agencies with interests in this field. Talja Blokland (1971) is an urban sociologist who has worked at Yale University, the University of Manchester and various Dutch universities. Since 2009, she has held the chair of Urban and Regional Sociology at Humboldt University in Berlin. Her publications include Urban Bonds (Polity 2003), Networked Urbanism (edited with Mike Savage, Ashgate 2008) and various articles on race and ethnicity in the city, poor neighbourhoods, urban violence, gentrification, urban middle classes and neighbourhood relations and everyday interactions.
- Author(s)Alan Harding,Talja Blokland
- PublisherSAGE Publications Ltd
- Date of Publication16/05/2014
- SubjectGeography & Earth Science: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintSAGE Publications Ltd
- Content Noteblack & white halftones
- Weight680 g
- Width170 mm
- Height242 mm
- Spine23 mm
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