Offers a much needed update on urban politics in a globalized world… Davidson and Martin, as well as contributors, chart new territory and produce thought-provoking research that move the field in a more critical direction

City as Community
City as community

Introduction to City as Community

community [com-mu-ni-ty] ~ a social group of any size whose members reside in a physical or virtual locality, share government and/or often have a common cultural and historical heritage

In the final collection of chapters in the text, we explore the city as community. We use the term ‘community' broadly here, since each author will offer a slightly different interpretation of community. If we take ‘community' to mean some kind of social grouping, we can identify all types of community associations that any one individual might have in the city. For example, you might be a member of the female, working-class, ethnic minority who votes for green candidates in elections. Our entry point ...

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