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Routledge Handbook of Urbanization in Southeast Asia

Edited by: Rita Padawangi

Print publication date:  October  2018
Online publication date:  October  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138681590
eBook ISBN: 9781315562889
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315562889
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The study of urbanization in Southeast Asia has been a growing field of research over the past decades. The Routledge Handbook of Urbanization in Southeast Asia offers a collection of the major streams and themes in the studies of the cities in the region. A focus on the urbanization process rather than the city as an object opens the topic more broadly to bring together different perspectives. This timely handbook presents these diverse views to build a clearer understanding of theoretical contributions of urban studies in Southeast Asia and to provide a complete collection of scholarly works that are thematically structured and a useful tool for teaching urbanization in Southeast Asia.

Following the introduction by the editor, the handbook is structured along central, emerging themes. It contains six parts, which are each introduced by the editor:

  • Theorizing Urbanization in Southeast Asia
  • Migration, Networks and Identities
  • Development and Discontents
  • Environmental Governance
  • The Social Production of the Urban Fabric
  • Social Change and Alternative Development

This handbook will be an essential reference work for scholars interested in Urban Studies, cities and urbanization in Asia, and Southeast Asian Studies.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Gateways, corridors and peripheries Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Peri-urban transformations in Southeast Asia Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Knowledge, creativity and the city Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Aspiration in urban(izing) Southeast Asia Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The politics of increments in collective urban action  Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Provisional notes on semi-urbanism Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Some conceptual and methodological issues in studying urbanization in Southeast Asia Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Challenges and opportunities of comparative urbanism Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Debilitating city-centricity Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Longing and belonging in a global city Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Marginalized migrants and urbanization in Southeast Asia Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Women workers and urban imagination in Indonesia’s industrial town Download PDF
Chapter  13:  God’s many faces Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Between tradition and modernity Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Networks beyond the nation Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Mega-regionalization of a nation Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Kota Kinabalu Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Transforming Kuala Lumpur Download PDF
Chapter  19:  From socialist modernism to market modernism? Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Peri-urbanization in the Surabaya metropolitan area Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Contesting development Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Transportation development and urbanization in the Bangkok metropolitan region Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Phnom Penh’s Diamond Island Download PDF
Chapter  24:  An assessment of disaster risk and resilience in rapidly urbanizing ASEAN cities Download PDF
Chapter  25:  The political ecology of uneven development and vulnerability to disasters Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Political ecologies of urbanizing natures in Southeast Asia Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Urbanization and multiple-scales environmental challenges in Malaysia Download PDF
Chapter  28:  The urban transformation in Southeast Asia Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Historical morphology of coastal cities in Southeast Asia Download PDF
Chapter  30:  In search of urban identities in Myanmar Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Contested heritage in Luang Prabang Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Alleyway neighborhoods in Ho Chi Minh City Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Informality, Advocacy, and Governmentality in Urbanizing northern Philippine Cities Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Community-based food production Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Community-led processes for inclusive urban development Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Citywide participatory community mapping Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Disciplining dissent Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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