Urban Geography: A Critical Introduction, 1st Edition

  • Andrew E.G. Jonas
  • Eugene McCann
  • Mary Thomas
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  • ISBN-10: 111860850X
  • ISBN-13: 9781118608500
  • DDC: 307.76
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 384 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released June 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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This resource provides a comprehensive introduction to a variety of issues relating to contemporary urban geography, including patterns and processes of urbanization, urban development, urban planning, and life experiences in modern cities. It reveals both the diversity of ordinary urban geographies and the networks, flows and relations which increasingly connect cities and urban spaces at the global scale, and shows readers how to develop critical perspectives on dominant neoliberal representations of the city.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Critical Introductions to Geography.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Figures.
List of Tables.
List of Boxes.
1: Approaching the City.
2: Cities for Whom?: The Contours and Commitments of Critical Urban Geography.
3: Production, Economy, and the City.
4: A World of Cities.
5: Labor and the City.
6: The City and Social Reproduction.
7: Governing the City: The State, Urban Planning, and Politics.
8: Experiencing Cities.
9: Molding and Marketing the Image of the City.
10: Nature and Environment in the City.
11: Urban Arts and Visual Cultures.
12: Alternative Urban Spaces and Politics.
13: Urban Crises.
14: Epilogue: Critical Urban Geographies and Their Futures.