What's in a Name?

What's in a Name?

Talking about Urban Peripheries

by Richard Harris and Charles Vorms

Hardback Publication Date: 20/07/2017

 

'Borgata', 'favela', 'p?riurbain', and 'suburb' are but a few of the different terms used throughout the world that refer specifically to communities that develop on the periphery of urban centres.

In What's in a Name? editors Richard Harris and Charlotte Vorms have gathered together experts from around the world in order to provide a truly global framework for the study of the urban periphery. Rather than view these distinct communities through the lens of the western notion of urban sprawl, the contributors focus on the variety of everyday terms that are used, together with their connotations. This volume explores the local terminology used in cities such as Beijing, Bucharest, Montreal, Mumbai, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, Sofia, as well as more broadly across North America, Australia, Southeast Asia, and elsewhere. What's in a Name? is the first book in English to pay serious and sustained attention to the naming of the urban periphery worldwide. By exploring the ways in which local individuals speak about the urban periphery Harris and Vorms bridge the assumed divide between the global North and the global South.

ISBN:
9781442649606
9781442649606
Category:
Geography
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20-07-2017
Language:
English
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press
Country of origin:
Canada
Dimensions (mm):
228.6x152.4x25.4mm
Weight:
0.68kg

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