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Ordinary Cities Between Modernity and Development (Questioning Cities Series) by Jenny Robinson

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Published by Routledge .
Written in English


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Number of Pages204
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Open LibraryOL7490790M
ISBN 100415304881
ISBN 109780415304887

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This groundbreaking book establishes a new framework for urban development. It makes the argument that all cities are best understood as ‘ordinary’, and crosses the longstanding divide in urban scholarship and urban policy between Western and other cities (especially those labelled ‘Third World’). Jennifer Robinson’s “Ordinary Cities” delivers a powerful critique of the spatial division of academic theorization. Her central thesis is that urban theory development has been hampered for too long by the assumed dichotomy between innovative “global cities” in rich countries and imitative “third world” cities in Author: Nick Schuermans. Jennifer Robinson gets right to the point in the first sentence of Ordinary Cities: “It is the argument of this book that all cities are best understood as ‘ordinary’” (1).By that, she is calling for a post-colonial shift in urban studies and “a form of theorizing that can be as cosmopolitan as the cities we try to describe” (3). This book about the ordinary Christian life is a profound and challenging book. Written as an antidote to current calls radical Christian living that manifests itself in eye-catching projects Horton demonstrates how God works through the ordinary life that seeks to faithfully live for him/5().

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