HomeContact UsOrderResources
Syracuse University Press  
Fall 2008 Book Catalog 
   
New Books New books Fall 2017 Books Spring 2017 book catalog Seasonal Catalog Archive Books by Subject Awards Course Adoption Exam Copies Desk Copies Books by Title Books by Author Author Guidelines Order Information Domestic Orders International Orders Sales Representatives Request Reprint Permissions Contact Us Media About the Press Giving Join Mailing List
FALL 2008 CATALOG

Globalizing City
The Urban and Economic Transformation of Accra, Ghana

 
Richard Grant

Cloth $26.95s    |    978-0-8156-3172-9    |    2008

Reviews
"Advances our knowledge of globalization by documenting Accra’s unique incorporation into the world economy, highlighting the complex local–global processes in the city’s globalization, drawing attention to the key actors in the city’s ongoing globalization, and helping to fill a gaping hole in the literature on the globalization of Accra and other less-celebrated cities."
Economic Geography

"An important contribution to urban geography . . . rich in research detail on a city that has a significant story to tell about globalization."
—Garth Myers, author of Verandahs of Power: Colonialism and Space in Urban Africa

Description
As urbanization of the world’s population grows at an ever-increasing pace, the need to understand the effects of globalization on cities is at the forefront of urban studies. Traditional scholarship largely employs a framework of analysis based on the globablizing experience of Western cities. In Globalizing City, Richard Grant draws on ten years of empirical research in Accra, Ghana’s capital city, to show how this African metropolis is as deeply transformed by globalization as the cities of other world regions.

Grant reveals the ways in which international, transnational, and local forces are operating on the urban landscape of Accra, from elite gated communities to the poorest slums. Through interviews and extensive field work, he examines how foreign companies, returned expatriates, and native Ghanaians foster globalization on multiple levels. Globalizing City offers an excellent case study of the complex social and economic dynamics that have transformed Accra, providing an essential guide for studying globalizing cities in general.

View other books on Space, Place, and Society

Author
Richard Grant is associate professor of geography at the University of Miami. He is coeditor of The Global Crisis in Foreign Aid, also published by Syracuse University Press.

6 x 9, 200 pages, 13 maps, 14 figures, appendix, notes, bibliography, index


Globalizing City

Next Book, Order Direct, Join Mailing list Next Book in Catalog Order Direct Join Our Mailing List

Syracuse University Press
621 Skytop Road, Suite 110
Syracuse, New York 13244-5290
315-443-5534   Fax 315-443-5545
supress@syr.edu   SyracuseUniversityPress.syr.edu
Copyright © 1999-2017 Syracuse University Press, Inc.
All Rights Reserved.

home   new books   books by subject   seasonal catalog archive  awards   books in print   facebook   twitter   blog   exam copies   desk copies   author guidelines   domestic orders   international orders   sales reps   requesting reprint permissions   contact us   media   giving   newsletter   resources   mailing list   about

syracuse website development: customwebhelp.com