A Companion to the City by Gary Bridge, Sophie Watson

By Gary Bridge, Sophie Watson

This significant other includes commissioned items from a intentionally huge variety of validated lecturers and new researchers. There are significant makes an attempt to incorporate either western and non-western views in addition to extra conventional confirmed techniques and modern theorizations of the town. together with The Blackwell urban Reader (2002) the whole diversity of methods to town and key members to the sphere are coated.

Show description

Read or Download A Companion to the City PDF

Best regional books

Kuwait (Modern World Nations)

- Information-packed volumes offer finished overviews of every nation's humans, geography, heritage, executive, economic climate, and tradition- plentiful full-color illustrations advisor the reader on a voyage of discovery- Maps replicate present political limitations

Across This Land: A Regional Geography of the United States and Canada (Creating the North American Landscape)

In keeping with a long time of analysis and written in transparent, concise prose through one of many most effective geographers in North the USA, John C. Hudson's throughout This Land is a finished neighborhood geography of the North American continent. truly prepared, the ebook divides the total usa and Canada into six significant areas, then additional subdivides them into twelve smaller components.

Theorising Transition: The Political Economy of Post-Communist Transformations

Theorizing Transition presents a accomplished exam of the industrial, political, social and cultural changes in post-Communist nations and a huge critique of transition concept and coverage. The authors create the foundation of a theoretical knowing of transition by way of a political financial system of capitalist improvement.

Globalization and Diversity: Geography of a Changing World

This intriguing modern method of international neighborhood Geography introduces the newest principles, recommendations, and theories in geography whereas additionally constructing a robust starting place within the basics of worldwide areas. It is helping professors show a powerful feel of position and an figuring out of the connections inside of and among international areas.

Additional resources for A Companion to the City

Example text

Princeton: Princeton University Press. Chapter 2 Three Urban Discourses John Rennie Short In this chapter I want to consider three fundamental discourses of the city: the authoritarian city, the cosmic city, and the collective city. These are ideas of the city as well as urban social relations, intellectual discourses as well as political forces. They are chosen from the many possible, because I feel they have a special resonance at this millennial juncture. The Authoritarian City Cities are sites of social aggregation that involve compulsion, order, and discipline as well as freedom, anarchy, and self-realization.

In his work Harvey developed Marx's theory of capital accumulation to draw out the implications for urban structures. In the early texts he set out to explore the importance of land in three circuits of capital: the primary circuit of production of commodities, the secondary circuit where capital is fixed in the built environment, CITY IMAGINARIES 15 and the tertiary circuit of scientific knowledge and expenditures related to the reproduction of labor power. Other Marxist writers developed different but related approaches to understanding the city, but within each the prevailing imaginary was of a city that worked in the interests of capital accumulation and exploitation.

More accurately it is an accommodation with globalization as extended communities around the world shape their sense of themselves through religion. The postcolonial city is becoming the more religious city. Many cities are becoming enlivened by new faith communities, new sites of religious observance; even club culture can be seen as a Dionysian celebration as acolytes orgiastically dance the night away. In the city there are many and varied attempts to fill the God-shaped hole at the center of our materialistic culture.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.91 of 5 – based on 22 votes