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  1. Cities, Politics & Power

    By Simon Parker

    Series: Routledge Critical Introductions to Urbanism and the City

    Traditionally, the study of ‘power in the city’ was confined to the institutions of urban government and the actors involved in contesting and making political decisions in and for metropolitan societies. Increasingly, however, attention has turned to the function of the city not only as a centre...

    Published October 31st 2010 by Routledge

  2. Material Powers

    Cultural Studies, History and the Material Turn

    Edited by Tony Bennett, Patrick Joyce

    Series: CRESC

    This edited collection is a major contribution to the current development of a ‘material turn’ in the social sciences and humanities. It does so by exploring new understandings of how power is made up and exercised by examining the role of material infrastructures in the organization of state...

    Published October 3rd 2010 by Routledge

  3. Cities and Design

    By Paul L. Knox

    Series: Routledge Critical Introductions to Urbanism and the City

    Cities, initially a product of the manufacturing era, have been thoroughly remade in the image of consumer society. Competitive spending among affluent households has intensified the importance of style and design at every scale and design professions have grown in size and importance, reflecting...

    Published June 24th 2010 by Routledge

  4. The Gentrification Debates

    A Reader

    By Japonica Brown-Saracino

    Series: The Metropolis and Modern Life

    Uniquely well suited for teaching, this innovative text-reader strengthens students’ critical thinking skills, sparks classroom discussion, and also provides a comprehensive and accessible understanding of gentrification....

    Published March 8th 2010 by Routledge

  5. The City in South Asia

    By James Heitzman

    Series: Asia's Transformations/Asia's Great Cities

    The macro-region of South Asia – including Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka – today supports one of the world’s greatest concentrations of cities, but as James Heitzman argues in the first comprehensive treatment of urban South Asia, this has been the case for at least 5,000...

    Published December 21st 2009 by Routledge

  6. City Life from Jakarta to Dakar

    Movements at the Crossroads

    By AbdouMaliq Simone

    Series: Global Realities

    City Life from Jakarta to Dakar focuses on the politics incumbent to this process – an "anticipatory politics" – that encompasses a wide range of practices, calculations and economies. As such, the book is not a collection of case studies on a specific theme, not a review of developmental...

    Published December 15th 2009 by Routledge

  7. The Tsunami of 2004 in Sri Lanka

    Impacts and Policy in the Shadow of Civil War

    Edited by Ragnhild Lund, Piers Blaikie

    This book is based on empirical research in Sri Lanka conducted after the catastrophic tsunami which hit the country in December 2004. The aims of the research have been to develop new knowledge on post-crisis reconstruction and recovery work, on how to bridge the knowledge gap between researchers...

    Published October 22nd 2009 by Routledge

  8. Life in Poverty Neighbourhoods

    European and American Perspectives

    Edited by Jurgen Friedrichs, George Galster, SAKO Musterd

    In contemporary European and American urban policy and politics and in academic research it is typically assumed that spatial concentrations of poor households and/or ethnic minority households will have negative effects upon the opportunities to improve the social conditions of those who are...

    Published October 12th 2009 by Routledge

  9. Becoming Places

    Urbanism / Architecture / Identity / Power

    By Kim Dovey

    About the practices and politics of place and identity formation – the slippery ways in which who we are becomes wrapped up with where we are – this book exposes the relations of place to power. It links everyday aspects of place experience to the social theories of Deleuze and Bourdieu...

    Published July 13th 2009 by Routledge

  10. The Integration Debate

    Competing Futures For American Cities

    Edited by Chester Hartman, Gregory Squires

    Racial integration, and policies intended to achieve greater integration, continue to generate controversy in the United States, with some of the most heated debates taking place among long-standing advocates of racial equality. Today, many nonwhites express what has been referred to as "...

    Published July 7th 2009 by Routledge