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Unsettling Cities: Movement/Settlement (Understanding Cities)



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.

Unsettling Cities

Pub Date : 2005-08-12 | Author : John Allen | Publisher : Routledge

ISBN 10 : 9781134636334
ISBN 13 : 1134636334

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 wh..

Language And The City

Pub Date : 2007-06-29 | Author : Diarmait Mac Giolla Chríost | Publisher : Springer

ISBN 10 : 9780230598928
ISBN 13 : 0230598927

This book shows the effects of globalization on language in social context, identifying the city as the key site for the realization of these effects. It challenges assumptions tha..

City Worlds

Pub Date : 2005-06-23 | Author : John Allen | Publisher : Routledge

ISBN 10 : 9781134636419
ISBN 13 : 1134636415

For the first time in history, half of the worlds population is living in mega-cities. Never before have we confronted such a geography of the worlds people. Analysing cities throu..

Uniting A Divided City

Pub Date : 2015-06-03 | Author : Jo Beall | Publisher : Routledge

ISBN 10 : 9781136549519
ISBN 13 : 113654951X

For many, Johannesburg resembles the imagined spectre of the urban future. Global anxieties about catastrophic urban explosion, social fracture, environmental degradation, escalati..

Unsettling Gaza

Pub Date : 2011-03-18 | Author : Joyce Dalsheim | Publisher : Oxford University Press

ISBN 10 : 0199838321
ISBN 13 : 9780199838325

Joyce Dalsheim's ethnographic study takes a ground-breaking approach to one of the most contentious issues in the Middle East: the Israeli settlement project. Based on fieldwork in..

City Of Thorns

Pub Date : 2016-01-05 | Author : Ben Rawlence | Publisher : Picador

ISBN 10 : 9781250067647
ISBN 13 : 1250067642

To the charity workers, Dabaab refugee camp is a humanitarian crisis; to the Kenyan government, it is a 'nursery for terrorists'; to the western media, it is a dangerous no-go area..

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