The Other Global City Hardback
Part of the Routledge Advances in Geography series
What is a Global City? Who authorizes the World Class City? This edited volume interrogates the "global cities" literature, which views the city as a shimmering, financial "global network." Through a historical-ethnographic exploration of inter-ethnic relations in the "other global" cities of Cairo, Beirut, Istanbul, Bukhara, Lhasa, Delhi, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Tokyo, the well-known contributors highlight cartographies of the Other Global City.
The volume contends that thinking about the city in the longue duree and as part of a topography of interconnected regions contests both imperial and nationalist ways of reading cities that have occasioned the many and particularly violent territorial partitions in Asia and the world.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 242 pages, 2 Line drawings, black and white; 10 Halftones, black and white; 12 Illustrations, black
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 06/01/2009
- Category: Economic geography
- ISBN: 9780415991940