Fluidity of Place

Globalization and the Transformation of Urban Space

By Naoki Yoshihara

Edited by: Naoki Yoshihara

Contributions by: Minako Sato

Fluidity of Place presents an interdisciplinary conversation with theories of space-time, place, and globalization at the cutting edge of social theory. Focusing on the construction of urban space in the context of hyper-mobility, it examines the social relations that form 'place' in a globalized world. The first half of the book discusses globalization theory and looks at place in relation to the fluidity brought about by recent technological advances. The second half details the construction of understandings of Asian mega-cities, particularly Jakarta, and examines the realities behind narratives of over-urbanization in light of globalization and the concomitant fluidity of place. The book makes a compelling argument about the competing claims to place in a world where the nation-state has lost control of its borders.

243 pages

Publication Date: 4/1/2010
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781920901530

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