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CFP: Chapter in The Other Global City in the ContemporaryAge (SE Asia preferred)

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"S. Legg" <[log in to unmask]>

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S. Legg

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Sat, 23 Apr 2005 10:17:49 +0100

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This may be of interest to some members,
Apologies for cross postings
Steve

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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Dr Stephen Legg
Department of Geography
University of Cambridge
Downing Place
Cambridge
CB2 3EN
www.geog.cam.ac.uk/people/legg/
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Seeking additional chapteres for _The Other Global City in the
Contemporary Age_ (one preference: South East Asia) (x-post H-Urban)
************************************************************************
From: Pierre-Yves Saunier <[log in to unmask]>

'Call for Chapters' - The Other Global City: Transnational Connections
and Urban Problems in the 20th Century

How city actors and national or supranational organizations sought
practical solutions to what 19th and 20th century urban scholars,
leaders, and citizens labelled 'urban problems' has received increasing
historical attention since the publication of Marjatta Hietala's
exploration of the European dimension of the question in _Services and
Urbanization at the Turn of the Century: The Diffusion of
Innovations_(Helsinki: Suomen Historiallenen Seura) in 1987. Following
previous individual and collective research, we are now assembling an
edited collection to answer some of the main questions regarding the
establishment, adaptation, and functioning of transnational urban
connections during the contemporary era (c.1850-2000).

How were information, knowledge, expertise, texts, or people dealing
with 'urban problems' circulated? Were these successful and how did they
change over time? What impact did transnational circulations have on
city actors, their constitution, and their problem-solving power? What
role did local, national, professional, and supranational organizations
and ideas play in the process? Which city actors (municipal,
philanthropic, voluntary, economic) steered such networks and what was
their motive for doing so?

Having secured eight contributors to the volume, with expertise in areas
including metropolitan governance, social policies, municipal diplomacy,
civic networks, and imperial connections in diverse geographical
settings, chronological grounds and from cognate disciplines, we editors
are looking for two additional contributors to the volume. Although
preference might be given to those with a strong interest in South East
Asia as a region or the circulation of technical know-hows about
networked services as a field, the editors would welcome any proposal
for their consideration. Those interested are asked to send a 500-word
synopsis of their proposed contribution with a title and a 2-3 lines
biography (affiliation, current research, latest publications) to both
of the editors by the 30th April 2005. Each accepted contribution will
be 8000 words, including endnotes.

To submit a proposal or to request further information (including a
longer outline and proposed deadlines) please contact:

Shane Ewen (University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK), [log in to unmask]
Pierre-Yves Saunier (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Lyon,
France), [log in to unmask]

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Pierre-Yves Saunier
Centre national de la recherche scientifique
http://www.univ-lyon3.fr/umr5600/chercheur/saunier/


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