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The SAGE Handbook of the 21st Century City focuses on the dynamics and disruptions of the contemporary city in relation to capricious processes of global urbanisation, mutation and resistance. An international range of scholars engage with emerging urban conditions and inequalities in experimental ways, speaking to new ideas of what constitutes the urban, highlighting empirical explorations and expanding on contributions to policy and design. The handbook is organised around nine key themes, through which familiar analytic categories of race, gender and class, as well as binaries such as the urban/rural, are readdressed. These thematic sections together capture the volatile processes and intricacies of urbanisation that reveal the turbulent nature of our early twenty-first century: Hierarchy: Elites and Evictions Productivity: Over-investment and Abandonment Authority: Governance and Mobilisations Volatility: Disruption and Adaptation Conflict: Vulnerability and Insurgency Provisionality: Infrastructure and Incrementalism Mobility: Re-bordering and De-bordering Civility: Contestation and Encounter Design: Speculation and Imagination This is a provocative, inter-disciplinary handbook for all academics and researchers interested in contemporary urban studies.

Chapter 26: Rethinking Border Cities: In-between Spaces, Unequal Actors and Stretched Mobilities across the China–Southeast Asia Borderland

Rethinking Border Cities: In-between Spaces, Unequal Actors and Stretched Mobilities across the China–Southeast Asia Borderland
Rethinking Border Cities: In-between Spaces, Unequal Actors and Stretched Mobilities across the ChinaSoutheast Asia Borderland
Xiangming Chen Curtis Stone
Introduction

What happens to border cities in this age of widespread urbanization, intensified globalization, and accelerated mobility? How does urbanism manifest itself and change in previously isolated and recently opened border regions? In what ways do rapid growth and greater opening of border cities affect local governance and everyday life? We are living in a world where cities have become more diverse and fluid than ever before. A small number of heavily studied cities like New York and Shanghai, the two largest and most ...

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