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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 39 new and published books in the subject of Urban Cultures — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Remaking China's Great Cities

    Space and Culture in Urban Housing, Renewal, and Expansion

    By Samuel Y. Liang

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    China’s rapid urbanization has restructured the great socialist cities Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou into mega cities that embrace global capitalism. This book focuses on the urban transformations of these three cities: Beijing is the nation’s political and cultural capital; Shanghai is the...

    Published August 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Global Suburbs

    Urban Sprawl from the Rio Grande to Rio de Janeiro

    By Lawrence Herzog

    Series: Cultural Spaces

    Global Suburbs: Urban Sprawl from the Rio Grande to Rio de Janeiro offers a critical new perspective on the emerging phenomenon of the global suburb in the western hemisphere. American suburban sprawl has created a giant human habitat stretching from Las Vegas to San Diego, and from Mexico to...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Postcolonial City and its Subjects

    London, Nairobi, Bombay

    By Rashmi Varma

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    This book considers twentieth and twenty-first century literary and cultural formations of the postcolonial city and the constitution of new subjects within it. Varma offers a reading of both historical and contemporary debates on urbanism through the filter of postcolonial fictions and the...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Street Food

    Culture, Economy, Health and Governance

    Edited by Ryzia De Cássia Vieira Cardoso, Michèle Companion, Stefano Roberto Marras

    Series: Routledge Studies in Food, Society and Environment

    Prepared foods, for sale in streets, squares or markets, are ubiquitous around the world and throughout history. This volume is one of the first to provide a comprehensive social science perspective on street food, illustrating its immense cultural diversity and economic significance, both in...

    Published July 14th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Multiculturalism and the Arts in European Cities

    Edited by Marco Martiniello

    This book discusses the tension, or even the contradiction, between ethno-cultural segregation and ethno-cultural mixing in the field of the arts. It focuses on the local artistic sphere in the multicultural EU cities of Amsterdam, Antwerp, Brussels, Cologne, Malmö and Vienna. The chapters show a...

    Published June 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  6. Creativity in Peripheral Places

    Redefining the Creative Industries

    Edited by Chris Gibson

    Creativity is said to be the fuel of the contemporary economy. Dynamic industries such as film, music, television and design have changed the fortunes of entire cities, from Nashville to Los Angeles, Barcelona to Brisbane and beyond. Yet creativity remains mercurial – it is at the heart of...

    Published June 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  7. Deconstructing Placemaking

    Needs, Opportunities, and Assets

    By Mahyar Arefi

    Series: Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

    A new taxonomy of placemaking is needed; concerns have been expressed about the professionalization of placemaking through the proliferation of standards, zoning codes, and restrictive covenants. "Place matters" has become a mantra in many disciplines - architecture, urban planning and urban...

    Published May 1st 2014 by Routledge

  8. World Tourism Cities

    Developing Tourism Off the Beaten Track

    Edited by Robert Maitland, Peter Newman

    Series: Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility

    This book presents new research on the capacity of big cities to generate new tourism areas as visitors discover and help create new urban experiences off the beaten track. It examines similarities and differences in these processes in a group of established world cities located in the global...

    Published April 27th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Dissent and Cultural Resistance in Asia’s Cities

    Edited by Melissa Butcher, Selvaraj Velayutham

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    This book documents urban experiences of dissent and emergent resistance against disjunctive global and local capital, technology and labour flows that converge and intersect in some of Asia’s fastest growing cities. Rather than constructing occupants of the city as simply passive victims of...

    Published February 26th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Housing Inequality in Chinese Cities

    Edited by Youqin Huang, Si-ming Li

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    In recent decades, Chinese cities have experienced profound social, economic and spatial transformations. In particular, Chinese cities have witnessed the largest housing boom in history and unprecedented housing privatization. China now is a country of homeowners, with more than 70 per cent of...

    Published February 25th 2014 by Routledge