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An Ambiguous Journey to the City: The Village and Othe Odd Ruins of the Self in the Indian Imagination

Ashis Nandy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195683974
eISBN:
9780199081448
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195683974.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This book tells the story of an apparently territorial journey—the one between the village and the city—to capture some of the core fantasies and anxieties of the Indian civilization in the past ... More


Ghosts of the New City: Spirits, Urbanity, and the Ruins of Progress in Chiang Mai

Andrew Alan Johnson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839390
eISBN:
9780824868437
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839390.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Chiang Mai (literally, “new city”) suffered badly in the 1997 Asian financial crisis as the Northern Thai real estate bubble collapsed along with the Thai baht, crushing dreams of a renaissance of ... More


Conclusion: The City Doesn’t Have a Future

Andrew Alan Johnson

in Ghosts of the New City: Spirits, Urbanity, and the Ruins of Progress in Chiang Mai

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839390
eISBN:
9780824868437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839390.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

When seen in light of the long history of center-oriented, charismatic space, the Northern Thai culture industry, especially that seeking to revitalize the city, is re-enacting the theater state, ... More


Mainland China

Ka Y. Liu and Paul S. F. Yip

in Suicide in Asia: Causes and Prevention

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099425
eISBN:
9789882207431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099425.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Suicide is an important public health problem in China: it is the fifth leading cause of death, and over 30% of the world's suicide deaths take place in China. This chapter reports the ... More


At Home in the City: First-Class Urban Hotels, 1850–1915

Catherine Cocks

in Doing the Town: The Rise of Urban Tourism in the United States, 1850-1915

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520227460
eISBN:
9780520926493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227460.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explains that most Americans wealthy enough to travel for pleasure in the mid-nineteenth century stayed only at the best city hotels, for lodging at a “first-class” hostelry was “a ... More


Social mix and encounter capacity – a pragmatic social model for a new downtown: the example of HafenCity Hamburg

Bruns-berentelg Jürgen

in Mixed Communities: Gentrification By Stealth?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847424938
eISBN:
9781447305538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424938.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter discusses the novel planning measures that have been used to encourage social encounter and social mix in the new-build district of HafenCity in Hamburg, Germany. HafenCity is the ... More


Introduction: Imagining the Edgy City

Loren Kruger

in Imagining the Edgy City: Writing, Performing, and Building Johannesburg

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199321902
eISBN:
9780199369270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199321902.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama, World Literature

The introduction engages urban theories both global and local, including Mumford’s urban scenes, Lefebvre’s structures of enchantment, Weber’s de-enchantment, Certeau’s pedestrian enunciations, ... More


Reconceptualizing Land for Sustainable Urbanity

Christopher G. Boone, Charles L. Redman, Hilda Blanco, Dagmar Haase, Jennifer Koch, Shuaib Lwasa, Harini Nagendra, Stephan Pauleit, Steward T. A. Pickett, Karen C. Seto, and Makoto Yokohari

in Rethinking Global Land Use in an Urban Era

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262026901
eISBN:
9780262322126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026901.003.0016
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Current systems to classify land are insufficient, as is the delineation of Earth's surface into discrete categories of land covers and uses, because they ignore the multiple functions that land ... More


Dubai Contexts and Contestations

Ahmed Kanna

in Dubai, the City as Corporation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816656301
eISBN:
9781452946122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816656301.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The introduction discusses the politics of urbanity surrounding Dubai and its transition from a traditionalist state to a rapidly urbanizing global city operating under neoliberalist ideologies. ... More


Conclusions: Differential space implications

Michael Edema Leary-Owhin

in Exploring the production of urban space: Differential space in three post-industrial cities

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781447305743
eISBN:
9781447311454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305743.003.0009
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter presents empirical and theoretical reflection on the key findings of the research. Important similarities and differences in the case study empirical revelations are emphasised. ... More


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