Brand New"Historical Approaches to Researching the Global Urban"
by Mariana Dantas (History, Ohio, USA)
and Emma Hart(History, St. Andrews, UK)
In their recently published chapter, “Historical Approaches to Researching the Global Urban,” GUHP founding members Emma Hart and Mariana Dantas consider the challenges, the payoff, and possible methodological approaches to global urban history. They invite historians of the city, and historians of global history to move beyond narrating the trajectory of urban places or situating global processes in urban locations. Through research collaboration and more readily exchange of ideas and findings, they argue, historians of the global urban can elucidate the ways in which cities have been the product and the promoters of global connections, and thus key to understanding historical consistencies over time and space.The essay is one of sixteen chapters written by authors from a wide variety of disciplines, including geography, sociology, and political science.
GUHP profile:Dantas,Hart; Author website:Dantas,Hart
Peruse the entire table of contents of the collection, co-edited by another GUHP member, Michael Hoyler
Doing Global Urban Research
Edited by John Harrison, Geography, Loughborough (UK)
and Michael Hoyler, Geography, Loughborough (UK)
(SAGE Publications 2018)
Whether you are an urban geographer, an urban sociologist or an urban political scientist, and whether you take a qualitative, quantitative or mixed methods approach, the challenge that confronts researchers of our increasingly "globalized" urban studies remains fundamentally the same—how to make sense of urban complexity. This book confronts this challenge by exploring the various methodological approaches for doing global urban research, including Comparative Urbanism, Social Network Analysis, and Data Visualization. With contributions from leading scholars across the world,Doing Global Urban Researchoffers a key forum to discuss how the practice of research can deepen our knowledge of globalized urbanization.[more]
GUHP profile:Hoyler;Editor website:Hoyler,Harrison