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The Routledge Companion to the Suburbs

Edited by: Bernadette Hanlon , Thomas J. Vicino

Print publication date:  August  2018
Online publication date:  September  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138290235
eBook ISBN: 9781315266442
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The Routledge Companion to the Suburbs provides one of the most comprehensive examinations available to date of the suburbs around the world. International in scope and interdisciplinary in nature, this volume will serve as the definitive reference for scholars and students of the suburbs.

This volume brings together the leading scholars of the suburbs researching in different parts of the world to better understand how and why suburbs and their communities grow, decline, and regenerate. The volume sets out four goals: 1) to provide a synthesis and critical appraisal of the historical and current state of understanding about the development of suburbs in the world; 2) to provide a forum for a comprehensive examination into the conceptual, theoretical, spatial, and empirical discontents of suburbanization; 3) to engage in a scholarly conversation about the transformation of suburbs that is interdisciplinary in nature and bridges the divide between the Global North and the Global South; and 4) to reflect on the implications of the socioeconomic, cultural, and political transformations of the suburbs for policymakers and planners. The Routledge Companion to the Suburbs is composed of original, scholarly contributions from the leading scholars of the study of how and why suburbs grow, decline, and transform. Special attention is paid to the global nature of suburbanization and its regional variations, with a focus on comparative analysis of suburbs through regions across the world in the Global North and the Global South.

Articulated in a common voice, the volume is integrated by the very nature of the concept of a suburb as the unit of analysis, offering multidisciplinary perspectives from the fields of economics, geography, planning, political science, sociology, and urban studies.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Defining suburbs Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Suburban stereotypes Download PDF
Chapter  3:  In what sense a post-suburban era? Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Toward a comparative global suburbanism Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Suburbanization in Latin America Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Suburbanization in Australia Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Suburbanization in Europe Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Suburbanization in Asia Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Suburbanization in Asia Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Suburbanization in Asia Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Queer suburbs Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Inequality and poverty in the suburbs Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Social exclusion and multiethnic suburbs in Sweden Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Uneven development and the making of Rio de Janeiro Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Dividing the metropolis Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Immigrants in U.S. suburbs Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Poverty in U.S. suburbs Download PDF
Chapter  18:  From Sanford to Ferguson Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Stigma and the U.S. suburbs Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Metropolitan governance in Paris Download PDF
Chapter  21:  The French banlieue Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Shrinking suburbs in a time of crisis Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Redesigning the suburbs Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Keeping up with the Joneses Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Planning and the cultural landscapes of suburban Turkey Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Cultural production in the suburban context Download PDF
Chapter  27:  The end of the suburbs Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Conclusion and future research on global suburbs Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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