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The Resource Writing the global city : globalisation, postcolonialism and the urban, Anthony D. King

Writing the global city : globalisation, postcolonialism and the urban, Anthony D. King

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Writing the global city : globalisation, postcolonialism and the urban
Title
Writing the global city
Title remainder
globalisation, postcolonialism and the urban
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Anthony D. King
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Language
eng
Summary
In this book Anthony King brings together key essays written over this period, much of it dominated by debates about the world or global city. Challenging assumptions and silences behind these debates, King provides largely ignored historical and cultural dimensions to the understanding of world city formation as well as decline. Interdisciplinary and comparative, the essays address new ways of framing contemporary themes: the imperial and colonial origin of contemporary world and global cities, actually existing postcolonialisms, claims about urban and cultural homogenisation and the role of architecture and built environment in that process. Also addressed are arguments about indigenous and exogenous perspectives, Eurocentricism, ways of framing vernacular architecture, and the global historical sociology of building types. Wide-ranging and accessible, Writing the Global City provides essential historical contexts and theoretical frameworks for understanding contemporary urban and architectural debates. Extensive bibliographies will make it essential for teaching, reference and research. --
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King, Anthony D
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illustrations
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Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
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  • Urbanization
  • Urban economics
  • Sociology, Urban
  • Postcolonialism
  • Globalization
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Writing the global city : globalisation, postcolonialism and the urban, Anthony D. King
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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text
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Contents
Dedication. List of Illustrations. Preface and Introduction. Acknowledgements. Part 1: Re-theorising the City: Globalisation, Colonialism, Postcolonialism 1. Architecture, Capital and the Globalisation of Culture 2. Colonialism, Urbanism and the Capitalist World Economy 3. Writing Colonial Space 4. Representing World Cities: Cultural Theory and Social Practice 5. Postcolonialism, Representation and the City 6. Cities: Contradictory Utopias Part 2: Methodologies: Case Studies in Globalisation and Imperialism 7. Actually-Existing Postcolonialisms: Colonial Urbanism after the Postcolonial Turn 8. Imperialism, Internationalism, Postcolonialism, Globalisation: Frameworks for Vernacular Architecture 9. Postcolonial Cities, Postcolonial Critiques 10. Notes Towards a Global Historical Sociology of Building Types 11. Imperialism and World Cities 12. Imperialism and the Grand Hotel 13. Globalisation and Homogenisation: the State of Play Part 3: Defining Contemporary and Historical Cities 14. Imperial Cities 15. Global Cities Further Reading. Name Index. Subject Index
Control code
ocn929917864
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 206 pages
Isbn
9781138949560
Lccn
2015041863
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)929917864
Label
Writing the global city : globalisation, postcolonialism and the urban, Anthony D. King
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dedication. List of Illustrations. Preface and Introduction. Acknowledgements. Part 1: Re-theorising the City: Globalisation, Colonialism, Postcolonialism 1. Architecture, Capital and the Globalisation of Culture 2. Colonialism, Urbanism and the Capitalist World Economy 3. Writing Colonial Space 4. Representing World Cities: Cultural Theory and Social Practice 5. Postcolonialism, Representation and the City 6. Cities: Contradictory Utopias Part 2: Methodologies: Case Studies in Globalisation and Imperialism 7. Actually-Existing Postcolonialisms: Colonial Urbanism after the Postcolonial Turn 8. Imperialism, Internationalism, Postcolonialism, Globalisation: Frameworks for Vernacular Architecture 9. Postcolonial Cities, Postcolonial Critiques 10. Notes Towards a Global Historical Sociology of Building Types 11. Imperialism and World Cities 12. Imperialism and the Grand Hotel 13. Globalisation and Homogenisation: the State of Play Part 3: Defining Contemporary and Historical Cities 14. Imperial Cities 15. Global Cities Further Reading. Name Index. Subject Index
Control code
ocn929917864
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 206 pages
Isbn
9781138949560
Lccn
2015041863
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)929917864

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