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Reinventing the City?: Liverpool in Comparative Perspective

Ronaldo Munck

Abstract

‘The City’ has always been a strong focal point for critical social enquiry given its undisputed centrality for human life in the modern era. More recently, there has been a surge of interest in the postmodern city, the most popular subject being Los Angeles and the ‘global city’ — the New Yorks, Londons and Tokyos of the world — cities linked together through flows of finance. This book seeks to redress the balance using Liverpool, a city neither recognised as a ‘global’ or ‘postmodern’, as its focus. Although Liverpool is the central theme of the book, it gives a comparative overview of the ... More

Keywords: critical social enquiry, human life, postmodern city, Los Angeles, global city, New York, London, Tokyo, cities, finance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780853237976
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846313912

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ronaldo Munck, editor