Cosmopolitan Urbanism by Jon Binnie
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Cosmopolitan Urbanism
By Jon Binnie

Cosmopolitan Urbanism

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Cosmopolitan Urbanism by Jon Binnie

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In order to attract investment and tourism, cities are increasingly competing to re-brand themselves as cosmopolitan, and in recent years, cosmopolitanism has become the focus of considerable critical attention in academia. Here, renowned editors and contributors have come together to produce one of the first books to tackle cosmopolitanism from a geographical perspective. Central to the cosmopolitan process is how traditionally marginalized groups have become re-valued and reconstructed as a resource in the eyes of planners and politicians. This fascinating book examines the politics of these transformations by understanding the everyday practices of cosmopolitanism. Which forms of cultural difference are valued and which are excluded from this re-visioning of the contemporary city? Organized in three distinct parts, the book covers: * production and consumption, and cosmopolitanism * the spatialities of cosmopolitanism * the deployment, mobilization and articulation of cosmopolitan discourses in policy-making and urban design. The volume is groundbreaking in examining the complex politics of cosmopolitanism in empirical case studies from Montreal to Singapore, London to Texas, Auckland to Amsterdam. With a strong editorial steer, including general and section introductions and a conclusion to guide the student reader, Cosmopolitan Urbanism employs a range of theoretical and empirical approaches to provide a grounded treatment essential for students of human geography, urban studies and sociology.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415344920
ISBN-10: 0415344921
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 22-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Jon Binnie

Cosmopolitan Urbanism by Jon Binnie Cosmopolitan Urbanism, Hardback (December 2005)

Tackling cosmopolitanism from a geographical perspective, this book examines the complex politics of cosmopolitanism in empirical case studies from Montreal to Singapore, London to Texas, Auckland to Amsterdam. Organized in three distinct parts, it is useful for students of human geography, urban studies, and sociology.

Globalization of Sexuality by Jon Binnie Globalization of Sexuality, Paperback (April 2004)

Explores the relationships between the national state, globalization and sexual dissidence.

Contested Bodies by Jon Binnie Contested Bodies, Hardback (July 2001)

Contested Bodies brings together a number of different accounts and perspectives on the body, drawing out some of the key connections and disjunctures from this most contested of topics.

Sexual Citizen by Jon Binnie Sexual Citizen, Hardback (October 2000)

The notion of citizenship, with its balancing of rights and responsibilities, has become a dominant way of articulating sexual politics. This title explores the notion of sexual citizenship as a way to think through the ever-changing political, legal, social and cultural landscapes of sexuality.

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Author Biography - Jon Binnie

Jon Binnie is Reader, Julian Holloway is Lecturer and both Steve Millington and Craig Young are senior lecturers in Human Geography at Manchester Metropolitan University.

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