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Geographies, Mobilities, and Rhythms over the Life-Course: Adventures in the Interval

Geographies, Mobilities, and Rhythms over the Life-Course: Adventures in the Interval

1st Edition

Elaine Stratford
February 12, 2018

By thinking in terms of the geographies of mobilities, we are better able to understand the central importance of movements, rhythms and shifting emplacements over the life-course. This innovative book represents research from a new and flourishing multidisciplinary field that...

Global Port Cities in North America: Urbanization Processes and Global Production Networks

Global Port Cities in North America: Urbanization Processes and Global Production Networks

1st Edition

Boris Vormann
February 06, 2018

As the material anchors of globalization, North America’s global port cities channel flows of commodities, capital, and tourists. This book explores how economic globalization processes have shaped these cities' political institutions, social structures, and urban identities since the mid-1970s....

Migration, Settlement, and the Concepts of House and Home

Migration, Settlement, and the Concepts of House and Home

1st Edition

Iris Levin
February 06, 2018

How do migrants feel "at home" in their houses? Literature on the migrant house and its role in the migrant experience of home-building is inadequate. This book offers a theoretical framework based on the notion of home-building and the concepts of home and house embedded within it. It presents...

China's New Retail Economy: A Geographic Perspective

China's New Retail Economy: A Geographic Perspective

1st Edition

Shuguang Wang
January 12, 2018

Retail is the essential link between production and consumption. The dynamics of a nation’s economy cannot be fully understood without a good understanding of its retail sector. This book is written to achieve three broad objectives. First, it provides a comprehensive assessment of the changes in...

Shrinking Cities: International Perspectives and Policy Implications

Shrinking Cities: International Perspectives and Policy Implications

1st Edition

Karina Pallagst, Thorsten Wiechmann, Cristina Martinez-Fernandez
September 16, 2015

The shrinking city phenomenon is a multidimensional process that affects cities, parts of cities or metropolitan areas around the world that have experienced dramatic decline in their economic and social bases. Shrinkage is not a new phenomenon in the study of cities. However, shrinking cities lack...

For Creative Geographies: Geography, Visual Arts and the Making of Worlds

For Creative Geographies: Geography, Visual Arts and the Making of Worlds

1st Edition

Harriet Hawkins
September 16, 2015

This book provides the first sustained critical exploration, and celebration, of the relationship between Geography and the contemporary Visual Arts. With the growth of research in the Geohumanities and the Spatial Humanities, there is an imperative to extend and deepen considerations of the form...

The Gentrification of Nightlife and the Right to the City: Regulating Spaces of Social Dancing in New York

The Gentrification of Nightlife and the Right to the City: Regulating Spaces of Social Dancing in New York

1st Edition

Laam Hae
April 09, 2014

In The Gentrification of Nightlife and the Right to the City, Hae explores how nightlife in New York City, long associated with various subcultures of social dancing, has been recently transformed as the city has undergone the gentrification of its space and the post-industrialization of its...

Eurasian Corridors of Interconnection: From the South China to the Caspian Sea

Eurasian Corridors of Interconnection: From the South China to the Caspian Sea

1st Edition

Susan M. Walcott, Corey Johnson
November 01, 2013

Connectivity, as well as conflict, characterizes Eurasia. This edited volume explores dynamic geopolitical and geo-economic links reconfiguring spaces from the eastern edge of Europe through the western edge of Asia, seeking explanation beyond description. The ancient Silk Road tied together space,...

Selling Ethnic Neighborhoods: The Rise of Neighborhoods as Places of Leisure and Consumption

Selling Ethnic Neighborhoods: The Rise of Neighborhoods as Places of Leisure and Consumption

1st Edition

Volkan Aytar, Jan Rath
September 20, 2013

While ethnic neighborhoods are usually associated with poverty, crime and social problems, they have also emerged as places of leisure and consumption, providing opportunities for numerous entrepreneurs and employees. Local and national governments and other regulatory actors, as well as the media,...

Rethinking Global Urbanism: Comparative Insights from Secondary Cities

Rethinking Global Urbanism: Comparative Insights from Secondary Cities

1st Edition

Xiangming Chen, Ahmed Kanna
June 21, 2013

Arguing that the focus in global urban studies on cities such as New York, London, Tokyo in the global North, Mexico City and Shanghai in the developing world, and other major nodes of the world economy, has skewed the concept of the global city toward economics, this volume gathers a diverse...

Spatial Regulation in New York City: From Urban Renewal to Zero Tolerance

Spatial Regulation in New York City: From Urban Renewal to Zero Tolerance

1st Edition

Themis Chronopoulos
May 23, 2013

This book explores and critiques the process of spatial regulation in post-war New York, focusing on the period after the fiscal crisis of the 1970s, examining the ideological underpinnings and practical applications of urban renewal, exclusionary zoning, anti-vagrancy laws, and...

Transforming Urban Waterfronts: Fixity and Flow

Transforming Urban Waterfronts: Fixity and Flow

1st Edition

Gene Desfor, Jennefer Laidley, Quentin Stevens, Dirk Schubert
September 05, 2012

In port cities around the world, waterfront development projects have been hailed both as spaces of promise and as crucial territorial wedges in twenty-first century competitive growth strategies. Frequently, these mega-projects have been intended to transform derelict docklands into communities of...

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