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The Resource Ordinary cities : between modernity and development, Jennifer Robinson

Ordinary cities : between modernity and development, Jennifer Robinson

Label
Ordinary cities : between modernity and development
Title
Ordinary cities
Title remainder
between modernity and development
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Robinson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"With the urbanization of the world's population proceeding apace and the equally rapid urbanization of poverty, urban theory has an urgent challenge to meet if it is to remain relevant to the majority of cities and their populations most of which are outside the West. Ordinary Cities establishes a new framework for thinking about urban development across a longstanding divide in urban scholarship and also in the realm of urban policy, between Western and other kinds of cities, especially those labeled third world. The book will consider the two framing axes of urban modernity and urban development which have been important in dividing the field of urban studies between Western and other cities. Tracking paths across previously separate academic literatures and policy debates, the book attempts to trace the outlines of a cosmopolitan approach to cities. It draws on evidence from Rio, Johannesburg, Lusaka and Kuala Lumpur to ground the theoretical arguments and provide examples of policy approaches and urban development interventions. Ordinary Cities argues that if cities are to be imagined in equitable and creative ways, urban theory must overcome these axes of theorization with their Western bias. The resources for theorizing cities need to become at least as cosmopolitan as cities themselves, drawing inspiration from the diverse range of contexts and histories that shape cities everywhere."--Back cover
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Robinson, Jennifer
Index
index present
LC call number
HT111
LC item number
.R56 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Questioning cities series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cities and towns
  • Social history
Label
Ordinary cities : between modernity and development, Jennifer Robinson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p.[181]-198) 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
Dislocating modernity -- Re-imagining the city through comparative urbanism : on (not) being blasé -- Ways of being modern : towards a cosmopolitan urban studies -- World cities, or a world of ordinary cities? -- Bringing the city back in : beyond developmentalism and globalisation -- City futures : urban policy for ordinary cities
Control code
l82005014089
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 204 p.
Isbn
9780415304887
Lccn
2005014089
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps, tables
Label
Ordinary cities : between modernity and development, Jennifer Robinson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p.[181]-198) 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
Dislocating modernity -- Re-imagining the city through comparative urbanism : on (not) being blasé -- Ways of being modern : towards a cosmopolitan urban studies -- World cities, or a world of ordinary cities? -- Bringing the city back in : beyond developmentalism and globalisation -- City futures : urban policy for ordinary cities
Control code
l82005014089
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 204 p.
Isbn
9780415304887
Lccn
2005014089
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps, tables

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