Cities – Secondary Sources

Lectures 1 and 2

Broeze, F., Brides of the Sea: Port Cities of Asia from the 16th-20th Centuries (Kensington, N.S.W), 1989. 

Broeze, F., ‘Port Cities: the Search for an Identity’, Journal of Urban History, vol. 11, no. 2, 1985, pp. 209-225.

Cronon, W., Nature’s Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West, New York, 1991.

Hammet, C., London in the Global Arena, London, 2003.

O’Hanlon, S.,  ‘Melbourne the ‘Events City’: Sport, Culture and the Transformation of Inner Melbourne, 1977 – 2006’, Urban History Review, Vol. xxxvii, no. 2., 2009.

Pearson, M., ‘Littoral Society: The Concept and the Problems’, Journal of World History, vol. 17, no. 4, 2006, pp. 353-373. 

Sassen, S., The Global City: New York, London, Tokyo, Princeton, 2001.

Zahdieh, N., The Capital and the Colonies: London and the Atlantic Economy 1600 – 1760, Cambridge, 2010. 

Zuckin, S., The Culture of Cities, Malden, MA, 1995.

Lectures 3 and 4

G. L. Hutchinson, The Harlem Renaissance in Black and White, (Harvard: Harvard University Press, 1995)

F. Trivellato, The Familiarity of Strangers: The Sephardic Diaspora, Livorno, and Cross-Cultural Trade in the Early Modern Period (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009).

Marie Price and Lisa Benton-Short, Migrants to the Metropolis: The Rise of Immigrant Gateway Cities (Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse University Press, 2008). 

A series of case studies of immigrant gateway cities, old and new.

Michael R. Katz, ‘Odessa’s Jews: the End of Assimilation’, Southwest Review, (Spring-Summer 2002), 271

Mike Davis, Planet of Slums (London: Verso, 2006).

On the rise of the megacity in the developing world, and the links between these and the contemporary global economy.

Chris Hamnett, ‘Introduction: the remaking of London’. From C. Hamnett, Unequal City: London in the global arena, London, 2003

Edward Glaeser, The Triumph of the city (London: Macmillan, 2011).

Free-market appraisal of the importance of cities to the contemporary world. Similar to much of Thomas Friedman’s work, but much more academically-informed.

Saskia Sassen, The Global City: New York, London, Tokyo, (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2001) (first published 1991).

The emergence of the post-industrial, information-based global city from the 1970s onward. Somewhat dated now (esp. in relation to Tokyo) but an important milestone book. Also see later updates and derivations

Saskia Sassen, ed., Global Networks, Linked Cities (New York: Routledge, 2002).

Sharon Zukin, Landscapes of Power: from Detroit to Disney World, Berkeley, 1991

Sharon Zukin, Naked Citythe death and life of authentic urban places, OUP, New York, 2010