6 edition of new middle class and the remaking of the central city found in the catalog.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Series||Oxford geographical and environmental studies|
|LC Classifications||HT178.C2 L49 1996|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 383 p. :|
|Number of Pages||383|
|LC Control Number||96011424|
Rickshaws, trolleys, and buses allowed the growth of new downtowns. Gentrification[ edit ] During the s, Ley began to research gentrification. In this fascinating compendium of case studies a range of authors from different disciplines delineate the forces shaping and resisting large-scale urban development in a variety of settings and place their empirical findings within the framework of urban theory. A Conclusion - or the End? Collecting in one place some of the most interesting and exciting new work on Chinese urban history, this volume presents thirteen essays discussing ten Chinese cities: the commercial and industrial center of Shanghai; the old capital, Beijing; the southern coastal city of Canton; the interior's Chengdu; the tourist city of Hangzhou; the utopian New Capital built in Manchuria during the Japanese occupation; the treaty port of Tianjin; the Nationalists' capital in Nanjing; and temporary wartime capitals of Wuhan and Chongqing.
A Conclusion - or the End? To promote tourism, traditions were invented and recycled for the pleasure and edification of new middle-class and foreign consumers of culture. It includes illustrative case studies, questions for discussion, further reading and web links. Rickshaws, trolleys, and buses allowed the growth of new downtowns. Ley "followed the hippies" who were in line with his humanistic approach to geography.
Contributions to geography[ edit ] Ley is committed to theoretically informed and ethnographically grounded research, which can be seen in his Social Geography of the City. The book focuses on some of the central conceptual and political challenges of contemporary cities, including inequality and poverty, justice and democracy, and everyday life and urban imaginaries, providing a critical platform through which to ask how we might work towards alternative forms of urban living. Remaking the Chinese City aims to capture the full diversity of recent Chinese urbanism by examining the modernist transformations of China's cities in the first half of the twentieth century. This new textbook provides students with an in-depth understanding of the central issues associated with the city and how living in a city impacts its inhabitants. Written in an accessible and engaging style, the book demystifies the study of geographical methodology, offering a wealth of practical advice from the authors' own research experience. Theoretically informed and thematically rich, the book is edited by leading scholars in the field and contains an eminent, international cast of contributors and contributions.
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To choose a method is to choose the kind of geographical values one wants to uphold. Humanistic geography[ edit ] Ley helped formulate a counter to positivism and structural Marxism in the form of humanistic geography.
Taking as its focus six large canadian cities, the author identifies a distinctive cultural new class of urbane social and cultural professionals inspired in part by the critical youth movements of the s for whom old inner city neighbourhoods served as oppositional sites to assail the boureois suburbs.
The book's combination of global and local perspectives on megaprojects is highly effective for understanding the issues at hand. Wikipedia Read associated article: University of Toronto Bookmark. Department stores, theaters, newspapers, and modern advertising nourished a new urban identity.
Sanitary regulations and traffic laws were enforced, and modern media and transport permitted unprecedented freedoms. Another focus has been debate on various approaches to explanation in human geography, and participation in conceptual discussion on such themes as human agency, qualitative methods, post-modernism, landscape as text, aestheticisation, consumption, race, and multiculturalism.
Housing and neighbourhood research has included gentrification, immigration, urban poverty, and community politics in post-industrial cities. What better time, with the world economy slowed, to delve into the motivations for and consequences of the now-ubiquitous and globally-entrenched megaproject.
Cultural turn[ edit ] During the s, human and social geography underwent a "cultural turn". Practising Human Geography will introduce geographers - from undergraduate to faculty - to the core issues that inform research design and practice. His later book titled Millionaire Migrants: Trans-Pacific Life Lines looks at wealthy east Asian immigration, and the effects these migrants have had on the cultural and economical landscape of North American, Australian and New Zealand cities.
Includes bibliographical references and index. The disparity evidenced in the contemporary Chinese cityscape can be traced to the early decades of the twentieth century, when government elites sought to transform cities into a new world that would be at once modern and distinctly Chinese.
Gentrification[ edit ] During the s, Ley began to research gentrification. The study looks at their close links with reform movements, neighbourhood activism and a welfare state that often provided their employment, in a progressive aesthetization of central city spaces since the s.
Unlike past treatments of early twentieth-century China, which characterize the period as one of failure and decay, the contributors to this volume describe an exciting world in constant and fundamental change. The book examines their impact on central housing markets, retailing and leisure spaces in the inner city as well as their effects on urban planning and urban policies.
It includes illustrative case studies, questions for discussion, further reading and web links.
These are amongst the privileged members in the growing polarization of urban society. Unlike past treatments of early twentieth-century China, which characterize the period as one of failure and decay, the contributors to this volume describe an exciting world in constant and fundamental change.
This new textbook provides students with an in-depth understanding of the central issues associated with the city and how living in a city impacts its inhabitants.
The Geography of Gentrification 4. Abundantly illustrated with maps and photographs, Remaking the Chinese City presents the best and most current scholarship on modern Chinese cities. Their popularity reflects the drive by political and economic elites to enhance urban competitiveness.
Abundantly illustrated with maps and photographs, Remaking the Chinese City presents the best and most current scholarship on modern Chinese cities.The new middle class and the remaking of the central city /.
'Filling an enormous gap in the geographic literature, here is a terrific book that shows us how to think about and practice human geographic research' - Professor Jennifer Wolch, University of Southern California `Practising Human Geography lucidly, comprehensively, and sometimes passionately shows why methodology matters, and why it is often so hard.
Several projects have led to books, including Neighbourhood Organizations and the Welfare State (, with Shlomo Hasson), The New Middle Class and the Remaking of the Central City (), examining gentrification in six Canadian cities, and Millionaire Migrants: Trans-Pacific Life Lines (), interpreting the transnational relations of.Search Tips.
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