ISBN-10:
1577180011
ISBN-13:
9781577180012
Pub. Date:
05/26/2000
Publisher:
Wiley
Postmetropolis: Critical Studies of Cities and Regions / Edition 1

Postmetropolis: Critical Studies of Cities and Regions / Edition 1

by Edward W. SojaEdward W. Soja

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Overview

This completes Ed Soja's trilogy on urban studies, which began with Postmodern Geographies and continued with Thirdspace. It is the first comprehensive text in the growing field of critical urban studies to deal with the dramatically restructured megacities that have emerged world-wide over the last half of the twentieth-century.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781577180012
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 05/26/2000
Pages: 462
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Edward W Soja is Professor of Planning at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has written extensively on urban social life, planning and theory. His previous books include Postmodern Geographies: The Reassertion of Space in Critical Social Theory (Verso, 1989)and Thirdspace (Blackwell, 1996).

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Part I: Remapping the Geohistory of Cityspace. .

Introduction.

1. Putting Cities First.

2. The Second Urban Revolution.

3. The Third Urban Revolution: Modernity and Urban-Industrial Capitalism.

4. Metropolis in Crisis.

5. An Introduction to the Conurbation of Greater Los Angeles.

Part II: Six Discourses on the Postmetropolis. .

Introduction.

6. The Postfordist Industrial Metropolis: Restructuring the Geopolitical Economy of Urbanism.

7. Cosmopolis: The Globalization of Cityspace.

8. Exopolis: The Restructuring of Urban Form.

9. Fractal City: Metropolarities and the Restructured Social Mosaic.

10. The Carceral Archipelago: Governing Space in the Postmetropolis.

11. Simcities: Restructuring the Urban Imaginary.

Part III: Lived Space: Rethinking 1992 in Los Angeles.

12. L. A. 1992: Overture to a Conclusion.

13. L. A. 1992: The Spaces of Representation.

14. Postcript: Critical Reflections on the Postmetropolis.

Bibliography.

Name Index.

Subject Index.

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