Worlding Cities: Asian Experiments and the Art of Being Global

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Ananya Roy, Aihwa Ong
John Wiley & Sons, Jun 9, 2011 - Architecture - 376 pages
Worlding Cities is the first serious examination of Asian urbanism to highlight the connections between different Asian models and practices of urbanization. It includes important contributions from a respected group of scholars across a range of generations, disciplines, and sites of study.
  • Describes the new theoretical framework of ‘worlding’
  • Substantially expands and updates the themes of capital and culture
  • Includes a unique collection of authors across generations, disciplines, and sites of study
  • Demonstrates how references to Asian power, success, and hegemony make possible urban development and limit urban politics

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Preface and Acknowledgments
Planning Innovations Knowledge Experts
Urban Modeling and Contemporary Technologies of City
Representation and Contestation in
Calculating Value in an Age
Retuning a Provincialized Middle Class in Asias Urban
Urban Form and Global Mobilities Hong
Spectacle Speculation and the Hyperspace
New Solidarities
Dialectical Images
WorldClass City Making in Delhi
Speed Hysteria Mass

Landscapes of Hope and Desire in Dubai

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About the author (2011)

Ananya Roy is Professor of City and Regional Planning and Co-Director of Global Metropolitan Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Her most recent book is Poverty Capital: Microfinance and the Making of Development (2010).

Aihwa Ong is Professor of Socio-cultural Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. Her most recent publications are Privatizing China, Socialism from Afar (2008) and Asian Biotech: Ethics and Communities of Fate (2010).

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