Southeast Asian Cities and Global Processes
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Postcolonial Urbanism by Ryan Bishop
Book DescriptionA common assumption about cities throughout the world is tht they are essentially an elaboration of the Euro-American model. Postcolonial Urbanism demonstrates the narrowness of this vision. Cities in the postcolonial world, the book shows, are producing novel forms of urbanism not reducible to Western urbanism. Despite being heavily colonized in the past, Southeast Asia has been largely ignored in discussions about postcolonial theory and in general considerations of global urbanism. An international cast of contributors focuses on the heavily urbanized world region of Southeast Asia to investigate the novel forms of urbanism germinating in postcolonial settings such as Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Hanoi, and the Philippines. Offering a mix of theoretical perspectives and empirical accounts, Postcolonial Urbanism presents a panoramic view of the cultures, societies, and politics of the postcolonial city.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415932493
(229mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Routledge Member of the Taylor and Francis Group
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-May-2003
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Ryan Bishop
Ryan Bishop is a Senior Fulbright Fellow in the American Studies Center at the National University of Singapore John Phillips is Senior Lecturer at the National University of Singapore Yeo Wei Wei is Assistant Professor at the National University of Singapore.
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