Introduction: Worlding Cities, or the Art of being Global

  1. Ananya Roy and
  2. Aihwa Ong
  1. Aihwa Ong

Published Online: 14 JUL 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444346800.ch

Worlding Cities: Asian Experiments and the Art of being Global

Worlding Cities: Asian Experiments and the Art of being Global

How to Cite

Ong, A. (2011) Introduction: Worlding Cities, or the Art of being Global, in Worlding Cities: Asian Experiments and the Art of being Global (eds A. Roy and A. Ong), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444346800.ch

Editor Information

  1. University of California, Berkeley, USA

Author Information

  1. University of California, Berkeley, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JUL 2011
  2. Published Print: 1 JUL 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405192774

Online ISBN: 9781444346800

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Keywords:

  • worlding cities, or the art of being global;
  • cities, rising and falling - vagaries of urban fate, not reduced to workings of universal laws;
  • singular logics in urban change - urban geography, and theories of globalization;
  • Saskia Sassen's concept of “global cities” (2001) - embodied in New York, London and Tokyo;
  • aspiring cities in global South - mapping cities, global capitalist and postcolonial regions;
  • changing skylines, of the world - emerging metropolitan centers, fallacies of assumptions;
  • conceptual architectures, little room - for empirical heterogeneity, a global status quo;
  • city, as universal or promised space of citizenship - universal human rights;
  • milieus of intervention - urban studies, open to multiplicity of events;
  • urban modeling, global technology - disembedded from its hometown, adopted in other sites

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Singular Logics in Urban Change

  • Milieus of Intervention

  • Worlding Practices

  • Modeling, Inter-Referencing, New Solidarities

  • References