The Constitution of the City

Economy, Society, and Urbanization in the Capitalist Era

Authors: Scott, Allen J.

  • Develops a broad conceptual account of urbanization
  • Reveals the deeply-rooted mutations of capitalism in the twenty-first century and their effects on the form and functions of cities
  • Offers widely-ranging historical and geographical illustrations of the main theoretical arguments
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This book presents an exploratory account of the origins and dynamics of cities. The author recounts how the essential foundations of the urbanization process reside in two interrelated forces. These are the tendency for many different kinds of human activity to gather together to form functional complexes on the landscape, and the multifaceted intra-urban space-sorting crosscurrents set in motion by this primary urge. From these basic points of departure, the city in all its fullness emerges as a reflexive moment in social and economic development. The argument of the book is pursued both in theoretical and in empirical terms, devoting attention to the changing character of urbanization in the capitalist era. A point of particular emphasis concerns the peculiar patterns of resurgent urbanization that are making their historical and geographical appearance in the currently emerging phase of cognitive-cultural capitalism and that are now rapidly diffusing across the globe.

About the authors

Allen J. Scott is Distinguished Research Professor of Geography and Public Policy at the University of California, Los Angeles, USA.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • City and Society

    Scott, Allen J.

    Pages 1-9

  • In Search of the City

    Scott, Allen J.

    Pages 11-37

  • Industrialization and Urbanization in Early Capitalism

    Scott, Allen J.

    Pages 39-59

  • Triumph and Tribulations of the Mass-Production Metropolis

    Scott, Allen J.

    Pages 61-81

  • Cities in a Globalizing World

    Scott, Allen J.

    Pages 83-104

Buy this book

eBook $29.99
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $39.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-61227-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Constitution of the City
Book Subtitle
Economy, Society, and Urbanization in the Capitalist Era
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-61228-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-61228-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-61227-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 251
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