The SAGE Companion to the City
Publication Year: 2008
This reference is a comprehensive study guide to the city. The text explains and evaluates the key ideas, informed by the latest research, adding the necessary historical context to situate the student in the literature and the essential debates. Organized in four sections The SAGE Companion to the City provides a systematic A-Z to understanding the city that explains the interrelations between society, culture, and economy.
- Front Matter
- Subject Index
- Section One: Histories and Ideologies
- Chapter 1: Power and Prestige
- Chapter 2: Faith and Devotion
- Chapter 3: Science and Technology
- Chapter 4: Modernity and Utopia
- Chapter 5: Monuments and Memories
- Section Two: Economies and Inequalities
- Chapter 6: Capital and Class
- Chapter 7: Global and Local
- Chapter 8: Innovation and Creativity
- Chapter 9: States and Laws
- Chapter 10: Pleasure and Leisure
- Section Three: Communities and Contestation
- Chapter 11: Migration and Settlement
- Chapter 12: Segregation and Division
- Chapter 13: Civility and Etiquette
- Chapter 14: House and Home
- Chapter 15: Housing and Homelessness
- Section Four: Order and Disorder
- Chapter 16: Politics and Policy
- Chapter 17: Speed and Slowness
- Chapter 18: Planning and Conflict
- Chapter 19: Crime and Policing
- Chapter 20: Terror and Surveillance
- Chapter 21: Dreams and Nightmares
Introduction and Editorial Arrangement © Tim Hall, Phil Hubbard and John Rennie Short 2008
Chapter 1 © Lily Kong 2008
Chapter 2 © Keith Lilley 2008
Chapter 3 © Colin Chant 2008
Chapter 4 © John R. Gold 2008
Chapter 5 © Lisa Benton-Short 2008
Chapter 6 © Kevin Ward 2008
Chapter 7 © Yeong-Hyun Kim 2008
Chapter 8 © Andy C. Pratt 2008
Chapter 9 © Angus Cameron 2008
Chapter 10 © David Bell, Sarah Holloway, Mark Jayne and Gill Valentine 2008
Chapter 11 © Marie Price 2008
Chapter 12 © David Wilson 2008
Chapter 13 © Mick Smith and Joyce Davidson 2008
Chapter 14 © Sarah L. Holloway 2008
Chapter 15 © Gerald Daly 2008
Chapter 16 © Don McNeill 2008
Chapter 17 © Alan Latham and Derek McCormack 2008
Chapter 18 © Malcolm Miles 2008
Chapter 19 © Steve Herbert 2008
Chapter 20 © Jon Coaffee and David Murakami Wood 2008
Chapter 21 © Stuart C. Aitken 2008
First published 2008
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List of Tables and Figures[Page v]
- Figure 1.1 Woolworth Building, New York 22
- Figure 2.1 The city imagined: Bristol as depicted in the middle ages. © Bristol Record Office 31
- Figure 2.2 The ‘hidden geometry’ of Grenade-sur-Garonne (France) 38
- Figure 3.1 Antoine Desgodetz, “Elevation de la face du Pantheon, a Rome”, in Les edifices antiques de Rome. Paris: Claude-Antoine Jombert, 1779 (engraving) 53
- Figure 3.2 Steam-driven trams, Melbourne, 1925 58
- Figure 4.1 Hook New Town 79
- Figure 5.1 Aerial view of the Washington Monument with the White House in the background (photo by Tech. Sgt. Andy Dunaway (Property of the US Federal Government) 97
- Figure 5.2 Spontaneous memorial to Diana, Princess of Wales, in Paris (Photo © Andrew Pingstone 2001) 100
- Figure 6.1 Engels’ plan of Manchester, 1844 (from The Condition of the Working Class in England in 1844, London: Swann Sonnenschein & Co., 1892) 110
- Figure 7.1 Friedmann's hierarchy of world cities (© Friedmann 1986) 128
- Figure 7.2 GaWC's global network connectivity (© Friedmann 1986) 130
- Figure 8.1 Guggenheim museum, Bilbao 142
- Figure 9.1 John Bull's friends alarmed by new taxes (cartoon) 160
- Figure 10.1 Hogarth's Gin Lane cartoon (© Burstein Collection/CROBIS) and Beer Street (© Bettmann/CORBIS) 170
- Figure 11.1 Global urban immigrant destinations, based on data from the Globalization, Urbanization and Migration website (Source: Nuala Cowan, Department of Geography, George Washington University) 193
- Figure 11.2 The ‘Global Yard’ – a public housing project in Vienna, Austria, that is home to equal numbers of foreign-born and native-born residents (Photo: Rob Crandall) 196 [Page vi]
- Figure 11.3 A welcome sign in 11 languages at a Montgomery County library in Maryland, USA (Photo: Rob Crandall) 206
- Figure 13.1 Anti-social Britain (after Hogarth) (© Max Ellis) 232
- Figure 14.1 Levittown, c. 1955 252
- Figure 16.1 Kuala Lumpur skyline 296
- Figure 17.1 Cars and traffic define the rhythm and sense of speed of many contemporary cities (Photo: © John Rennie Short) 312
- Figure 18.1 Acts of resistance: political flyposters (Photo: © Malcom Miles) 324
- Figure 19.1 Gated community, Saskatoon, Canada 339
- Figure 20.1 Downing Street entrance (Photo: © Jon Coaffee) 363
- Figure 20.2 Entrance through the Docklands' Iron Collar (Photo: © Jon Coaffee) 364
- Chapter 21 opening images. (Left) Original comic panel of Dwight in Frank Miller's graphic novel Sin City. Courtesy of Miramax Film Corp. (Right) Carla Gugino as Lucille and Mickey Rourke as Marv in Frank Miller's Sin City. Photo courtesy of Miramax Film Corp. 373
- Table 12.1 Changes in black ghetto neighbourhoods in major US cities 214
- Table 12.3 Ghetto districts in UK 215
- Table 12.2 Percentage of stories presenting black ghettos as pathologically consumptive 215
- Table 12.4 Statistics on select marginalized ghettos in the UK 216
- Table 14.1 Couples' breadwinner type by women's occupation 257
- Table 14.2 Couples' caring work by women's occupation 258
- Table 20.1 Typology of interdictory space 361
This book represents a collaborative project. We are especially grateful to all the contributors; they responded to our requests and mercifully failed to comment on the length of time the project took to complete. The brief was simple and ambitious: bring together a list of active scholars to write accessible, informative pieces on aspects of the contemporary city. In practice of course, even the best-laid plans rarely unfold so easily or seamlessly. We acknowledge the patience of the contributors and publishers. We would also like to thank Robert Rojek who initiated the project, got the editors together and then gave us time and space to develop the project. Parts of Chapter One were previously published in Chapter 4 of Landscapes: Ways of Imagining the World by Winchester, Kong and Dunn (2003). They are reproduced here with permission from the publishers. Figure 2.2 is reproduced with permission of Bristol Record Office; Figure 13.1 is reproduced with kind permission of Max Ellis, the http://Junkyard.co.uk. All other photographs are copyright the authors or have been sourced from copyright-free websites/archives.
List of Contributors[Page viii]
Stuart C. Aitken, Department of Geography, San Diego State University, USA.
David Bell, Department of Geography, Leeds University, UK.
Lisa Benton-Short, Department of Geography, The George Washington University, Seattle, USA.
Angus Cameron, Department of Geography, Leicester University, UK. Colin Chant, Social Sciences, Open University, UK.
Jon Coaffee, School of Environment and Development, Manchester, UK.
Gerald Daly, Environmental Studies, York University, Toronto, Canada.
Joyce Davidson, Department of Geography, Queens University, Ontario, Canada.
John R. Gold, Department of Geography, Oxford Brookes University, UK.
Steve Herbert, Department of Geography/Law, Societies and Justice Program, University of Washington, USA.
Sarah Holloway, Department of Geography, Loughborough University, UK.
Keith Lilley, School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology, Queens University Belfast, UK.
Mark Jayne, Department of Geography, School of Environment and Development, University of Manchester, UK.
Yeong-Hyun Kim, Department of Geography, Ohio University, USA.
Lily Kong, Department of Geography, National University of Singapore.
[Page ix]Alan Latham, Department of Geography, University College London, UK.
Derek McCormack, School of Geography, University of Oxford, UK.
Don McNeill, University of Western Sydney, Australia.
Malcolm Miles, School of Art and Performance, University of Plymouth, UK.
David Murakami Wood, School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, Newcastle University, UK.
Andy C. Pratt, Cities Research Centre, and Department of Geography and Environment, London School of Economics, UK.
Marie Price, Department of Geography, The George Washington University, Seattle, USA.
Mick Smith, Department of Environmental Studies, Queens University, Ontario, Canada.
Gill Valentine, Department of Geography, Leeds University, UK.
Kevin Ward, Department of Geography, School of Environment and Development, University of Manchester, UK.
David Wilson, Department of Geography, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA.[Page x]