Unsettling Cities: Movement/settlement

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Senior Lecturer Department of Geography John Allen, John Allen, Doreen B. Massey, Michael Pryke
Psychology Press, 1999 - Social Science - 354 pages
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This text examines the global nature of cities - cities whose openness has shaped their dynamism and character.
It explores cities as sites of movement, migration and settlement where different peoples, cultures and environments combine. Unsettling Cities explores the mix of proximity and difference that exists in the rich and diverse texture of city life. The contributors reveal the association between the changing fortunes of cities and the power and influence of global networks.

 

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Contents

Introduction
8
Exploring ambivalent tensions within cities
16
Key aspects of cities
31
transport connections
49
CHAPTER 2
51
Beam me up Scotty
58
Transport inequality and power in the city
65
The rhetoric of freedom
76
The horror and romance of transport
83
negotiating diversity
95
intimate strangers
137
neoliberalism
229
On the openness of cities
321
Acknowledgements
339
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About the author (1999)

John Allen is Senior Lecturer in Economic Geography at The Open University. His recent publictions include A Shrinking World? (1995, co-edited with Chris Hamnett) and Rethinking the Region (1998, with Doreen Masssey and Alan Cochrane)
Doreen Massey is Professor of Geography at The Open University. She is co-founder and joint editor of Soundings: a journal of politics and culture Her recent books include Spatial Divisions of Labour (2nd Ed 1995) and Space, Place and Gender (1994).
Michael Pryke is Lecturer in the Faculty of Social Sciences at The Open University. He has published a number of articles

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