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Urban studies is currently in a state of high flux marked by many different and competing claims. This book is an extraordinarily successful and comprehensive attempt to map out the complex conceptual terrain of urban theory today and to clarify the multiple and conflicting terms of debate.
The Sage Handbook of New Urban Studies is an essential primer for all students of urban studies. In the fast-moving field of both city growth and change, as well as the theoretical interpretations of it, this comprehensive collection provides a lively survey and a vital ‘health check’.
This is a follow-up to the 2001 Handbook of Urban Studies, and shows the increasingly multidisciplinary nature of scholarship that falls under the urban studies label. The editors explain in the introduction that they deliberately avoided a linear approach to editing this collection. So the original papers collected here are about anything and everything related to urban studies, including different theories, topics, and of course places. The chapters in this handbook take readers through all of the current issues in thinking about the city.