Titel: Relocating Global Cities: From the Center to the Margins
Herausgegeben von Mark M. Amen, Kevin Archer, Martin M. Bosman
ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD PUBL GROU
April 2006 - kartoniert - 226 Seiten
Drawing on eight case studies from key cities on the periphery of global cities literature, Relocating Global Cities argues that all cities are globalizing in important ways. Case studies of Frankfurt, Johannesburg, Bangkok, Manila, Tampa, Sydney, Brussels, and Caracas provide the basis for an alternative theoretical approach to global city formation. Reconciling a market-based understanding and an agency-based understanding of global cities, a set of expert contributors proposes that globalization and cities are mutually constituted by the global political economy engaging with transnational and local agents. A foreword by noted sociologist Saskia Sassen introduces readers to the book's theme of searching for the global in the urban.
Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Thinking Through Global Cities Chapter 3 In London's Long Shadow: Frankfurt in the European Space of Flows Chapter 4 Johannesburg 1986-2030: A Quest to Regain World Status Chapter 5 Bangkok: Intentional World City Chapter 6 Laboring in the Periphery: The Place of Manila in the Global Economy Chapter 7 Place-Imaging Tampa in the Age of Globalization Chapter 8 Gentrification, Globalization, and Governance: The Reterritorialization of Sydney's City-State Chapter 9 Reluctant Globalizers: The Paradoxes of "Glocal" Development in Brussels Chapter 10 The Processes Underlying Caracas as a Globalizing City Chapter 11 Reconsidering the Social Structuration of Globalization
M. Mark Amen is academic director for the Dr. Kiran C. Patel Center for Global Solutions at the University of South Florida and has been a member of the faculty in the Department of Government and International Affairs since 1982. Kevin Archer is associate professor and chair of the Department of Geography at the University of South Florida. M. Martin Bosman is assistant professor in the Department of Geography at the University of South Florida.
This excellent collection of studies of 'peripheral' globalizing of cities offers a fresh critical alternative to the reigning 'global' and 'world' cities perspectives. It will make compelling reading for all interested in the socio-spatial hierarchies and inequalities emerging in the new urban geography of global social relations. Crucially, this book offers an analytical antidote to economistic and depoliticized accounts of urban actors in 'negotiated' globalization processes today. -- Barry Gills, University of Newcastle upon Tyne Relocating Global Cities is a book that urban and economic geographers from all world regions should find of interest and relevance...The editors have succeeded in packaging the collected works into a worthwhile synthesis of data and perspectives on global cities and their evolution. -- Murray D. Rice Professional Geographer This is an exemplary edited collection...This book is to be welcomed as a truly thoughtful addition to the growing literature on urban politics in both wealthy and poor cities. I enthusiastically recomment it to...readers. Economic Geography Analyzing the global social dynamics impacting world cities as diverse as Frankfurt, Manila, and Johannesburg, the essays compiled in this brilliant study represent a seminal contribution to the rapidly growing 'global cities' literature. Focused, innovative, and critical, this book advances our understanding of those complex and uneven processes that go by the name of globalization. -- Manfred B. Steger, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology