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The New Blackwell Companion to the City


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List of Contributors x Preface xiii Gary Bridge and Sophie Watson Acknowledgments xv Part I City Materialities 1 1 Reflections on Materialities 3 Gary Bridge and Sophie Watson 2 Neoliberal Urbanism: Cities and the Rule of Markets 15 Nik Theodore, Jamie Peck, and Neil Brenner 3 The Liquid City of Megalopolis 26 John Rennie Short 4 Ups and Downs in the Global City: London and New York in the Twenty-First Century 38 Susan S. Fainstein, Ian Gordon, and Michael Harloe 5 Ethnography of an Indian City: Ahmedabad 48 Amrita Shah 6 Landscape and Infrastructure in the Late-Modern Metropolis 57 Matthew Gandy 7 Objects and the City 66 Harvey Molotch 8 Ecologies of Dwelling: Maintaining High-Rise Housing in Singapore 79 Jane M. Jacobs and Stephen Cairns 9 The Urbanization of Nature: Great Promises, Impasse, and New Beginnings 96 Maria Kaika and Erik Swyngedouw 10 One Hundred Tons to Armageddon: Cities Combat Carbon 108 Peter Droege 11 The New Military Urbanism 121 Stephen Graham 12 The City?s New ?Trinity? in Contemporary Shanghai: A Case Study of the Residential Housing Market 134 Wang Xiaoming, translated by Tyler Rooker 13 Residence Through Revolution and Reform 142 Ray Forrest Part II City Mobilities 155 14 Reflections on Mobilities 157 Gary Bridge and Sophie Watson 15 ?Nothing Gained by Overcrowding?: The History and Politics of Urban Population Control 169 Andrew Ross 16 Transnationality and the City 179 Nina Glick Schiller 17 Migrants Making Technology Markets 193 Tyler Rooker 18 Analytic Borderlands: Economy and Culture in the Global City 210 Saskia Sassen 19 Nomadic Cities 221 David Pinder 20 Mobility and Civility: Police and the Formation of the Modern City 235 Francis Dodsworth 21 Disease and Infection in the City 245 Simon Carter 22 Urban Choreographies: Dance and the Politics of Space 255 Daniel J. Walkowitz 23 Cities on Wheels: Cars and Public Space 265 Brian Ladd Part III City Affect 275 24 Reflections on Affect 277 Gary Bridge and Sophie Watson 25 Intensities of Feeling: Cloverfield, the Uncanny, and the Always Near Collapse of the City 288 Steve Pile 26 The Future of New York?s Destruction: Fantasies, Fictions, and Premonitions after 9/11 304 Max Page 27 Public Spaces? Branding, Civility, and the Cinema in Twenty-First-Century China 317 Stephanie Hemelryk Donald 28 The Postmetropolis and Mental Life: Wong Kar-Wai?s Cinematic Hong Kong 327 Christoph Lindner 29 Imagining Naples: The Senses of the City 337 Lesley Caldwell 30 City Life and the Senses 347 John Urry 31 The Politics of Urban Intersection: Materials, Affect, Bodies 357 AbdouMaliq Simone 32 The City, the Psyche, and the Visibility of Religious Spaces 367 Andrew Hill Part IV City Publics and Cultures 377 33 Reflections on Publics and Cultures 379 Gary Bridge and Sophie Watson 34 Reflections on the Public Realm 390 Richard Sennett 35 City-zenship in Contemporary China: Shanghai, Capital of the Twenty-First Century? 398 Michael Keith 36 ?Just Diversity? in the City of Difference 407 Kurt Iveson and Ruth Fincher 37 The Emergence of Cosmopolitan Soho 419 Judith R. Walkowitz 38 Modernity and Gaslight: Victorian London in the 1950s and 1960s 431 Frank Mort 39 The Doing Undone: Vagrancies for the Acoustic City 442 Rob Stone 40 Sustainable Cultural Spaces in the Global City: Cultural Clusters in Heritage Sites, Hong Kong and Singapore 452 Lily Kong 41 Spatializing Culture: Embodied Space in the City 463 Setha Low 42 The Street Politics of Jackie Smith 476 John Paul Jones III 43 Walking and Performing ?the City?: A Melbourne Chronicle 488 Benjamin Rossiter and Katherine Gibson Part V City Divisions and Differences 499 44 Reflections on Division and Difference 501 Gary Bridge and Sophie Watson 45 The Lost Urban Sociology of Pierre Bourdieu 511 Mike Savage 46 Traveling Theory: Embracing Post-Neoliberalism Through Southern Cities 521 Jenny Robinson and Sue Parnell 47 Race, Class, and Inequality in the South African City 532 Jeremy Seekings 48 Oxford Street, Accra: Spatial Logics, Street Life, and the Transnational Imaginary 547 Ato Quayson 49 Harlem Between Ghetto and Renaissance 561 Sharon Zukin 50 Gentrification of the City 571 Tom Slater 51 The Homosexuality of Cities 586 Julie Abraham 52 Gendering Urban Space 596 Jessica Ellen Sewell 53 Nights in the Global City 606 Sophie Body-Gendrot Part VI City Politics and Planning 617 54 Reflections on Politics and Planning 619 Gary Bridge and Sophie Watson 55 Urban Planning in an Uncertain World 631 Ash Amin 56 The Three Historic Currents of City Planning 643 Peter Marcuse 57 Photourbanism: Planning the City from Above and from Below 656 Anthony Vidler 58 Shaping Good Cities and Citizens 667 Evelyn S. Ruppert 59 Regional Urbanization and the End of the Metropolis Era 679 Edward W. Soja 60 Invisible Architecture: Neighborhood Governance in China?s Cities 690 John Friedmann 61 Retreat from a Totalitarian Society: China?s Urbanism in the Making 701 Fulong Wu 62 Transnational Urban Political Ecology: Health and Infrastructure in the Unbounded City 713 Roger Keil 63 Entrepreneurial Urbanism, Policy Tourism, and the Making Mobile of Policies 726 Kevin Ward 64 Making Up Global Urban Policies 738 Allan Cochrane 65 Urban Governance in Europe: What Is Governed? 747 Patrick Le Gales Index 759

About the Author

Gary Bridge is Professor of Urban Studies at the Schoolfor Policy Studies, University of Bristol. He is the author ofReason in the City of Difference: Pragmatism, CommunicativeAction and Contemporary Urbanism (2005), and co-editor ofGentrification in a Global Context (with Rowland Atkinson,2005), and The Blackwell City Reader, second edition (withSophie Watson, Wiley-Blackwell, 2010) and Mixed Communities:Gentrification by Stealth? (with Tim Butler and Loretta Lees,2012). Sophie Watson is Professor of Sociology at the OpenUniversity and Co-Director of the Centre for Research onSocio-Cultural Change. She is the author of City Publics: The(dis)enchantments of Urban Encounters (2006), co-author ofSurface City: Sydney at the Millennium (1997), and co-editorof Postmodern Cities and Spaces (1995), MetropolisNow (1994), and The Blackwell City Reader, secondedition (with Gary Bridge, Wiley-Blackwell, 2010), among otherpublications.


?This collection of 65 academic essays covers everything from the role of dance in shaping cities to race and class in South Africa to the application of military techniques to city planning ? The destructive effects of global capital and neo-liberal politics are much explored. Throwing out striking insights and facts... [it offers] useful and necessary responses to significant changes in the world.? The Observer ?This new volume is in six sections, each introduced by an editorial overview? The individual chapters range from theoretical politics and sociology to the practicalities of maintaining high rise housing. Films and novels provide examples in many sections. Sometimes a chapter can be a surprise ? there is something new and something very familiar in each ? Geographers and sociologists will get much from this book, and there is material for architects and politicians. There is also something in the book for the ordinary city dweller.? Reference Reviews ?Of great interest to upper-level undergraduate students, graduate students, and scholars of urban studies, as well as those in urban planning, urban sociology, and urban geography ... Recommended." Choice

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