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  1. Urban Life in Post-Soviet Asia

    Edited by Catharine Alexander, Victor Buchli, Caroline Humphrey

    Capturing a unique historical moment, this book examines the changes in urban life since the collapse of the Soviet Union from an ethnographic perspective, thus addressing significant gaps in the literature on cities, Central Asia and post-socialism. It encompasses Tashkent, Almaty, Astana and...

    Published February 29th 2012 by UCL Press

  2. Living in the City

    Urban Institutions in the Low Countries, 1200–2010

    Edited by L.A.C.J. (Leo) Lucassen, W.H. (Wim) Willems

    Series: Routledge Studies in Cultural History

    The city is a place to find shelter, a market place, and an elevator for social mobility and success. But the city is also a place that frightens people and that can marginalize newcomers. Living in the City tries to understand what pulls people to the city since the High Middle Ages, focusing on...

    Published December 21st 2011 by Routledge

  3. Cities and Sexualities

    By Phil Hubbard

    Series: Routledge Critical Introductions to Urbanism and the City

    From the hotspots of commercial sex through to the suburbia of twitching curtains, urban life and sexualities appear inseparable. Cities are the source of our most familiar images of sexual practice, and are the spaces where new understandings of sexuality take shape. In an era of global business...

    Published October 18th 2011 by Routledge

  4. Urban Tourism and Urban Change

    Cities in a Global Economy

    By Costas Spirou

    Series: The Metropolis and Modern Life

    Urban Tourism and Urban Change: Cities in a Global Economy provides both a sociological / cultural analysis of change that has taken place in many of the world's cities. This focused treatment of urban tourism examines the implications of these changes for urban management and planning sense, for...

    Published November 17th 2010 by Routledge

  5. 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

  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. Spaces of Vernacular Creativity

    Rethinking the Cultural Economy

    Edited by Tim Edensor, Deborah Leslie, Steve Millington, Norma Rantisi

    Series: Routledge Studies in Human Geography

    Creativity has become part of the language of regeneration experts, urban planners and government policy makers attempting to revive the economic and cultural life of cities in the 21st century. Concepts such as the creative class, the creative industries and bohemian cultural clusters have come to...

    Published October 19th 2009 by Routledge

  8. Globalization, Violence and the Visual Culture of Cities

    Edited by Christoph Lindner

    Series: Questioning Cities

    What connects garbage dumps in New York, bomb sites in Baghdad, and skyscrapers in São Paulo? How is contemporary visual culture – extending from art and architecture to film and digital media – responding to new forms of violence associated with global and globalizing cities? Addressing such...

    Published July 28th 2009 by Routledge

  9. The Peckham Experiment PBD

    A study of the living structure of society

    By Innes H. Pearse, Lucy H. Crocker

    This book was first published in 1943....

    Published February 24th 2009 by Routledge

  10. Postcolonial African Cities

    Imperial Legacies and Postcolonial Predicament

    Edited by Fassil Demissie

    The book focuses on contemporary African cities, caught in the contradiction of an imperial past and postcolonial present. The essays explore the cultural role of colonial architecture and urbanism in the production of meanings: in the inscription of power and discipline, as well as in the dynamic...

    Published February 22nd 2009 by Routledge