By (author) Doreen Massey
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World City by Doreen Massey
Book DescriptionCities around the world are striving to be global. This book tells the story of one of them, and in so doing raises questions which are essential for all cities. These questions concern identity, place, and political responsibility in the changing geographies of our times. The book also tells the story of the rise of a new class, of deepening inequality, and of the geographical imaginations that are mobilised to legitimate the increasing dominance of these powerful metropoles. In so doing, it sets the global city in its wider geographical and political context. World City focuses its account on London, one of the greatest of these global cities. London is a city of delight and of creativity, of the generation of vast wealth and of acute poverty. It also presides over a country increasingly divided between North and South and over a neo-liberal form of globalisation the deregulation, financialisation and commercialisation of all aspects of life that results in an evermore unequal world. World City explores how we can understand this complex narrative and asks a question that should be asked of any city: what does this place stand for? This book will appeal to students of human geography, politics and sociology as well as to the general reader.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780745640600
(209mm x 145mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 2-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Doreen Massey
World City, Hardback (August 2007)
Cities around the world are striving to be global. This new book by Doreen Massey sets the global city in its broader geographical and political context. World City tells this story through London, one of the greatest of these global cities asking the question that should be asked of any city: what does this place stand for?.
For Space, Paperback (February 2005)
Presenting an impassioned argument for revitalising our imagination of space, Doreen Massey takes on some well-established assumptions from philosophy, and some familiar ways of characterising the twenty-first century world, and shows how they restrain our understanding of both the challenge and the potential of space.
Unsettling Cities, Paperback (February 1999)» View all books by Doreen Massey
This text offers a way of understanding the global nature of cities, where their very openness has served to shape their dynamism and character. It explores the mix of proximity and difference that exists in the rich and diverse texture of city life.
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Author Biography - Doreen Massey
Doreen Massey is Professor of Geography at the Open University.
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