Spaces of Global Cultures
Architecture, Urbanism, Identity
By (author) Anthony D. King
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Spaces of Global Cultures by Anthony D. King
Book DescriptionThis book brings together a series of new and historical case studies to show how different phases of globalization are transforming the built environment. Taking a broad interdisciplinary approach, the author draws on sociological, geographical, cultural and postcolonial studies to provide a critical account of the development of three key concepts: global culture, post colonialism, and modernity. Subsequent case studies examine how global economic, political and cultural forces shape the forms of architectural and urban modernity in globalized suburbs and spaces in major cities worldwide. The first book to combine global and postcolonial theoretical approaches to the built environment and to illustrate these with examples, Spaces of Global Cultures argues for a more historical and interdisciplinary understanding of globalization: one that places material space and the built environment at the centre and calls for new theories to address new conditions.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415196192
(246mm x 174mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Spon Press
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Jul-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Anthony D. King
Urbanism, Colonialism, and the World-Economy (Routledge Library Editions: Economic Geography), Hardback (March 2015)
Spaces of Global Cultures, Paperback (July 2004)» View all books by Anthony D. King
Draws on social, cultural and postcolonial writings and architectural evidence from various cities around the world to examine existing theories of globalisation and develop new ones.
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Author Biography - Anthony D. King
Anthony D. King is Bartle Professor of Art History and of Sociology, State University of New York at Binghamton. He has been Visiting Professor in Architecture, University of Califonia Berkeley and, for five years, Professor, Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
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