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Author by : Michael Peter Smith Languange Used : en Release Date : 2000-10-27 Publisher by : Wiley-Blackwell ISBN : 0631184236 File Size : 44,6 Mb Total Download : 800
Transnational Urbanism is a profound work of theoretical synthesis by internationally renowned urban theorist Michael Peter Smith. Moving deftly across disciplines and discursive terrains, Smith forges original and stimulating connections between urban studies and the emerging field of transnational studies. With original and extraordinary insight, he addresses the central question of how and why immigrants, refugees, political activists, and institutions locate and maintain social relations in light of transnational urbanism. Brings a concrete, historically informed discussion of globalizatio
Author by : Max Hirsh Languange Used : en Release Date : 2016-03-15 Publisher by : U of Minnesota Press ISBN : 9781452950396 File Size : 52,8 Mb Total Download : 566
Thirty years ago, few residents of Asian cities had ever been on a plane, much less outside their home countries. Today, flying, and flying abroad, is commonplace. How has this leap in cross-border mobility affected the design and use of such cities? And how is it accelerating broader socioeconomic and political changes in Asian societies? In Airport Urbanism, Max Hirsh undertakes an unprecedented study of airport infrastructure in five Asian cities—Bangkok, Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Kuala Lumpur, and Singapore. Through this lens he examines the exponential increase in international air traffic a
Author by : Luin Goldring Languange Used : en Release Date : 2011-11-01 Publisher by : UBC Press ISBN : 9780774840392 File Size : 42,9 Mb Total Download : 344
Growing recognition of transnational practices and identities is changing the way scholars and activists ask questions about migration. Organizing the Transnational articulates a multi-level cultural politics of transnationalism to frame contemporary analyses of immigration and diasporas. With chapters by academics and activists working from diverse perspectives, the volume moves beyond the conventional focus on states and migrants to consider a wide array of institutions, actors, and forms of mobilization that shape transnational engagements and communities. Its unique approach will inform th
Author by : Anthony King Languange Used : en Release Date : 2004-08-02 Publisher by : Routledge ISBN : 9781134644469 File Size : 55,7 Mb Total Download : 213
This book brings together a series of new and historical case studies to show how different phases of globalization are transforming the built environment. Taking a broad interdisciplinary approach, the author draws on sociological, geographical, cultural and postcolonial studies to provide a critical account of the development of three key concepts: global culture, post colonialism, and modernity. Subsequent case studies examine how global economic, political and cultural forces shape the forms of architectural and urban modernity in globalized suburbs and spaces in major cities worldwide. Th