The New Blackwell Companion to the City

The New Blackwell Companion to the City

Editor(s): Gary Bridge, Sophie Watson

Print ISBN: 9781405189811

Online ISBN: 9781444395105

DOI: 10.1002/9781444395105


"This collection of 65 academic essays covers everything from the role of dance in shaping cities to race and class in South Africa to the application of military techniques to city planning … The destructive effects of global capital and neo-liberal politics are much explored. Throwing out striking insights and facts... [it offers] useful and necessary responses to significant changes in the world." The Observer

"This new volume is in six sections, each introduced by an editorial overview… The individual chapters range from theoretical politics and sociology to the practicalities of maintaining high rise housing. Films and novels provide examples in many sections. Sometimes a chapter can be a surprise … there is something new and something very familiar in each … Geographers and sociologists will get much from this book, and there is material for architects and politicians. There is also something in the book for the ordinary city dweller." Reference Reviews

"Of great interest to upper-level undergraduate students, graduate students, and scholars of urban studies, as well as those in urban planning, urban sociology, and urban geography ... Recommended." Choice