A Companion to the City

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Gary Bridge, Sophie Watson
John Wiley & Sons, Apr 15, 2008 - Social Science - 556 pages
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A Companion to the City provides the reader with an indispensable and authoritative overview of the key debates, controversies, and questions concerning the city from a variety of theoretical vantage points with an international perspective.

  • Indispensable companion for students of the City.
  • Multidisciplinary approach of interest across several fields.
  • Includes contributions from major scholars in the field.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Part I Imagining Cities
5
Part II The Economy and the City
99
Part III Cities of Division and Difference
249
Part IV Public Cultures and Everyday Space
367
Part V Urban Politics and Urban Interventions
503
Index
630
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About the author (2008)

Gary Bridge is Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Urban Studies, School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol, and writes on issues of rationality, time, space and the city.

Sophie Watson is Professor of Sociology at the Open University. Her recent books include Surface City: Sydney at the Millennium (with Peter Murphy, 1997) and Postmodern Cities and Spaces (co-edited with Katherine Gibson, Blackwell, 1995).

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