Home to more city dwellers than any other continent, and the locus of many of the world’s most populous metropolitan areas, Asia is moving to center stage in popular and academic debates about global urban futures. This volume comprises essays examining the intersections of the urban and futurity. While attentive to emergent forms of urban Asia, contributors also examine futures past, the afterlives of historical projects and archaeologies of the future. Many essays provide ethnographic and field-based empirical insights into emerging urban cultures, while others explore the theoretical and political implications of the urban future in Asia. Essayists include Asher Ghertner (Rutgers University), Christina Schwenkel (University of California, Riverside) and Andre Sorensen (University of Toronto).
Tim Bunnell is Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at the National University of Singapore. He is latest book is From World City to the World in One City: Liverpool through Malay Lives (Wiley-Blackwell, 2016). He is also the author of Malaysia, Modernity and the Multimedia Super Corridor: A Critical Geography of Intelligent Landscapes (Routledge, 2004) and co-editor of Cleavage, Conflict and Connect in Rural, Urban and Contemporary Asia (Springer, 2013). He is Principal Investigator of the Singapore Ministry of Education-funded project, Aspirations, Urban Governance and the Remaking of Asian Cities. Daniel P.S. Goh is Associate Professor of Sociology and Convener of the Cultural Studies Minor and Cultural Studies in Asia PhD Programme at the National University of Singapore. He co-editor of Race and Multiculturalism in Malaysia and Singapore (Routledge, 2009), and has co-edited special issues in Urban Studies, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, and Ethnography. He is co-Principal Investigator of the Singapore Ministry of Education-funded project, Aspirations, Urban Governance and the Remaking of Asian Cities.
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: JOVIS (March 27, 2018)
Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1 x 9.5 inches
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