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Urban Asias: Essays on Futurity Past and Present

Tim Bunnell and Daniel P. S. Goh

  • Format: Book

  • Pages: 304

  • Publisher: Jovis

  • Date Published: Dec 2017

  • Stock Code: 90818

  • ISBN: 9783868594560

  • Binding: Paperback

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Home to more city dwellers than any other region, 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 planetary urban futures. Among diverse urban Asias are landscapes, images, visions and aspirations that conjure new forms of the future.

This volume comprises essays examining 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. While authoritative forms of future city-making feature in several essays, others focus on everyday engagement with futurity. Many essays provide ethnographic and field-based empirical insights into urban lifeworlds that are coming into being, while others explore the theoretical and political implications of urban futures from Asia.

About the Author

Tim Bunnell

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

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.

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