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New and Published Books

  1. The Gentrification of Nightlife and the Right to the City

    Regulating Spaces of Social Dancing in New York

    By Laam Hae

    Series: Routledge Advances in Geography

    In The Gentrification of Nightlife and the Right to the City, Hae explores how nightlife in New York City, long associated with various subcultures of social dancing, has been recently transformed as the city has undergone the gentrification of its space and the post-industrialization of its...

    Published April 8th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The People, Place, and Space Reader

    Edited by Jen Jack Gieseking, William Mangold, Cindi Katz, Setha Low, Susan Saegert

    The People, Place, and Space Reader brings together the writings of scholars, designers, and activists from a variety of fields to make sense of the makings and meanings of the world we inhabit. They help us to understand the relationships between people and the environment at all scales, and to...

    Published April 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Host Cities and the Olympics

    An Interactionist Approach

    By Harry Hiller

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    Rather than interpreting the Olympics as primarily a sporting event of international or national significance, this book understands the Games as a civic project for the host city that serves as a catalyst for a variety of urban interests over a period of many years from the bidding phase through...

    Published March 27th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Surveillance, Capital and Resistance

    Theorizing the Surveillance Subject

    By Michael McCahill, Rachel L. Finn

    Series: Routledge Studies in Crime and Society

    Surveillance, Capital and Resistance is a major contribution to current debates on the subjective experience of surveillance. Based on a large research project undertaken in a Northern City in the UK and focusing mainly on the use of surveillance in the context of policing and security, the book...

    Published March 5th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Radical Possibilities

    Public Policy, Urban Education, and A New Social Movement, 2nd Edition

    By Jean Anyon

    Series: Critical Social Thought

    The core argument of Jean Anyon’s classic Radical Possibilities is deceptively simple: if we do not direct our attention to the ways in which federal and metropolitan policies maintain the poverty that plagues communities in American cities, urban school reform as currently conceived is ...

    Published March 5th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Green Utopianism

    Perspectives, Politics and Micro-Practices

    Edited by Karin Bradley, Johan Hedrén

    Series: Routledge Studies in Environment, Culture, and Society

    Utopian thought and experimental approaches to societal organization have been rare in the last decades of planning and politics. Instead, there is a widespread belief in ecological modernization, that sustainable societies can be created within the frame of the current global capitalist world...

    Published March 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  7. Rethinking Israeli Space

    Periphery and Identity

    By Erez Tzfadia, Haim Yacobi

    Series: Routledge Advances in Middle East and Islamic Studies

    This book sheds light on the production of Israeli space and the politics of Jewish and Arab cities. The authors’ postcolonial approach deals with the notion of periphery and peripherality, covering issues of spatial protest, urban policy and urban planning. Discussing periphery as a political,...

    Published February 26th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Street

    A Quintessential Social Public Space

    By Vikas Mehta

    Shortlisted for the UDG Francis Tibbalds Book Award 2014 Good cities are places of social encounter. Creating public spaces that encourage social behavior in our cities and neighborhoods is an important goal of city design. How do we make sociable streets? This book shows us how these ordinary...

    Published February 24th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Making Progress in Housing

    A Framework for Collaborative Research

    By Sean McNelis

    This book presents a new approach to housing research, one that is relevant to all the social sciences. Housing research is diverse and operates across many disciplines, approaches and methods making collaboration difficult. This book outlines a methodological framework that enables researchers...

    Published January 19th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Designing the Olympics

    (Post)national Identity in the Age of Globalization

    By Jilly Traganou

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    The Olympic Games are regarded as hallmark events capable of regenerating host cities and placing them on the global map. In this book, Jilly Traganou examines the relationship between design and national identity in the age of globalization. By merging studies of architecture (Olympic venues),...

    Published January 14th 2014 by Routledge