Unsettling cities : movement / settlement / edited by John Allen, Doreen Massey and Michael Pryke.

by Allen, John, 1951-Looking glass; Massey, Doreen B., 1944-; Pryke, Michael, 1955-Looking glass; Open University. Understanding Cities Course Team.

Series: Understanding cities: Publisher: London : Routledge in association with The Open University, 1999.Description: ix, 354 pages : illustrations (some colour), maps (some colour), portraits ; 26cm.ISBN: 0415200717; 0415200725.Subject(s): Cities and towns -- GrowthLooking glass | City and town lifeLooking glass | Rural-urban migrationLooking glass | Social changeLooking glass | Urban policyLooking glassNote: Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

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.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • 1 Cities of Connection and Disconnection
  • 2 Moving Cities
  • 3 City Life and Difference: negotiating diversity
  • 4 Cities and Natures
  • 5 Cities of Power and Influence
  • 6 Cities of Neo-liberalism
  • 7 Cities and Economic Change
  • 8 On Openness and the City conclusion

Author notes provided by Syndetics

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