New Global Cities in Latin America and Asia: Welcome to the Twenty-First Century proposes new visions of global cities and regions historically considered "secondary" in the international context. The arguments are not only based on material progress made by these metropolises, but also on the growing social difficulties experienced (e.g., organized crime, drug trafficking, slums, economic inequalities). The book illustrates the growth of cities according to these problems arising from the modernity of the new century, comparing Latin American and Asian cities.
This book analyzes the complex relationships within cities through an interdisciplinary approach, complementing other research and challenging orthodox views on global cities. At the same time, the book provides new theoretical and methodological tools to understand the progress of "Third World" cities and the way of understanding "globality" in the 21st century by confronting the traditional views with which global cities were appreciated since the 1980s. Pablo Baisotti brings together researchers from various fields who provide new interpretative keys to certain cities in Latin America and Asia.
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Table of Contents
ASIA: CENTER OF GROWTH AND GLOBALISM
Chinese Cities from the Ground to the Sky: Building Suzhou as a Global City beyond Tradition
The Urban Geographies of a Small Island: A Dialectical Spatial Approach
The Rise of Chongqing and Queretaro: The Territorial Dimension of the Divergent Trajectories of Two Emerging Urban Economies in China and Mexico
Migration, Expatriation, and Heterosexuality in a Globalized City-Singapore
LATIN AMERICA: OPENING, GLOBALIZATION, AND CRISIS
Global Cities in Peripheral Countries: Argentina in the New International Labor Division
The Regional Planning, Development, and Governance of Metropolitan Secondary City Clusters: A Case Study of Santiago and the Central Chile Region
Changes in Consumption in Peru during the Globalization Process
Urban Conflict and Transnational Crime in Latin American Cities
The Emergence of a Global Urban Region: The Urban Corridor Automotive and Aeronautical Industries in the Central-Bajío Region, Mexico
Economy, Inequalities, and Cities: Chinese Influence in Latin America