From World City to the World in One City: Liverpool through Malay Lives - Studies in Urban and Social Change (Paperback)Tim Bunnell (author)
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Draws upon life histories and memories of people who met at the Malay Club in Liverpool until its closure in 2007, to examine changing urban sites and landscapes as well as the city s historically shifting constitutive connectionsIn considering the historical presence of Malay seamen in Liverpool, draws attention to a group which has previously received only passing mention in historical and geographical studies of both that city, and of multi-ethnic Britain more widelyDemonstrates that Liverpool-based Malay men sustained social connections with Southeast Asia long before scholars began to use terms such as globalization or transnationalism Based on a diverse range of empirical data, including interviews with members of the Malay Club in Liverpool and interviews in Southeast Asia, as well as archival and secondary sourcesAccessibly-written for non-academic audiences interested in the history and urban social geography of Liverpool
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 490 g
Dimensions: 222 x 169 x 13 mm
Bunnell s book demonstrates the range of ways in which Liverpool was transformed through the presence in the city of those who had left the alam Melayu (Malay world). It is a study of the lives of people in places (p. 14) which takes seriously Massey s (1994) work on a global sense of place. It makes a clear contribution to advancing the field of global urban studies and is a must read for those of us with an intellectual stake in the future of the field. Kevin Ward, Urban Geography.
In situating Malay lives within broader political economic, cultural, and national histories again, across times and spaces Bunnell has created a text that will be useful for those interested in transnational phenomena that predate globalization as we know it today. His beautifully rendered moving ethnography will also be of interest to scholars concerned with the contemporary politics of ethnicity and multiculturalism, especially as they are marshaled in a capitalistic vein to create value for a city that once profoundly underestimated colored seamen s worth. - Jacqueline Nassy Brown, Cultural Geographies.
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