Worlding Cities

Asian Experiments and the Art of Being Global

by Ananya Roy, Aihwa Ong

Series: SUSC-IJURR Book Series (No. 41)

Worlding Cities is the first serious examination of Asian urbanism to highlight the connections between different Asian models and practices of urbanization. It includes important contributions from a respected group of scholars across a range of generations, disciplines, and sites of study.
  • Describes the new theoretical framework of ‘worlding’
  • Substantially expands and updates the themes of capital and culture
  • Includes a unique collection of authors across generations, disciplines, and sites of study
  • Demonstrates how references to Asian power, success, and hegemony make possible urban development and limit urban politics

  • Wiley; June 2011
  • ISBN: 9781444346770
  • Edition: 1
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  • Title: Worlding Cities
  • Series: SUSC-IJURR Book Series (No. 41)
  • Author: Ananya Roy (ed.); Aihwa Ong (ed.)
  • Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell

About The Author

Ananya Roy is Professor of City and Regional Planning and Co-Director of Global Metropolitan Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Her most recent book is Poverty Capital: Microfinance and the Making of Development (2010).

Aihwa Ong is Professor of Socio-cultural Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. Her most recent publications are Privatizing China, Socialism from Afar (2008) and Asian Biotech: Ethics and Communities of Fate (2010).