This concise yet comprehensive overview of the political and economic development of the world's cities offers a unique emphasis on its cultural impacts. The book emphasizes the transition from modern (industrial) to post-modern (post-industrial) eras and its effect on established and developing global cities, and arguments are supported with case studies for each of the main concepts of urban theory and research. Mark Abrahamson analyzes contemporary global cities - ranging from Lagos to Los Angeles, Paris to Beijing - helping students relate concepts to concrete places and understand the global nature of contemporary urban development. Rigorous yet accessible, this textbook includes key learning features designed to enrich student understanding and engagement, including chapter-by-chapter glossaries, summaries, and suggestions for further reading.Read more
- Emphasizes the cultural aspects of urban sociology
- Brief yet comprehensive, with suggestions for further reading to support extended engagement with chapter topics
- Explores a variety of contemporary global cities, allowing for a comparative analysis
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- Date Published: January 2014
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9780521191500
- length: 282 pages
- dimensions: 260 x 182 x 22 mm
- weight: 0.77kg
- contains: 33 b/w illus. 9 maps 10 tables
- availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from July 2019
Table of Contents
2. Cities and city-regions in the global economy
3. Modern industrial cities
4. Post-industrial cities
5. Post-modern urban theory
6. Income inequality
7. Tourism and the cultural economy
8. Global cities and global culture
9. Immigrants and enclaves.
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