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Cities
By Ash Amin

Cities

Reimagining the Urban

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Cities by Ash Amin

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This book develops a fresh and challenging perspective on the city. Drawing on a wide and diverse range of material and texts, it argues that too much contemporary urban theory is based on nostalgia for a humane, face-to-face and bounded city. Amin and Thrift maintain that the traditional divide between the city and the rest of the world has been perforated through urban encroachment, the thickening of the links between the two, and urbanization as a way of life. They outline an innovative sociology of the city that scatters urban life along a series of sites and circulations, reinstating previously suppressed areas of contemporary urban life: from the presence of non-human activity to the centrality of distant connections. The implications of this viewpoint are traced through a series of chapters on power, economy and democracy. This concise and accessible book will be of interest to students and scholars in sociology, geography, urban studies, cultural studies and politics. .

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780745624136
ISBN-10: 0745624138
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Pages: 196
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 22-Mar-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Ash Amin

Seeing Like a City by Ash Amin Seeing Like a City, Hardback (November 2016)

Seeing like a city means recognizing that cities are living things made up of a tangle of networks, built up from the agency of countless actors. Cities must not be considered as expressions of larger paradigms or sites of human effort and organization alone.

Arts of the Political by Ash Amin Arts of the Political, Paperback (March 2013)

Seeking to reinvigorate the political Left, Ash Amin and Nigel Thrift advocate an experimental "world-making" politics that is able to adapt to changing circumstances, shifting categories, and emergent problems.

Land of Strangers by Ash Amin Land of Strangers, Hardback (March 2012)

The impersonality of social relationships in the society of strangers is making majorities increasingly nostalgic for a time of closer personal ties and strong community moorings.

Social Economy by Ash Amin Social Economy, Paperback (September 2009)

Featuring case studies from Australasia, Europe, North America and Latin America, this book outlines the different ways that the social economy takes place according to locally specific factors.

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Author Biography - Ash Amin

Ash Amin is Professor of Geography at the University of Durham. Nigel Thrift is Professor of Geographical Sciences at the University of Bristol.

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