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From World City to the World in One City: Liverpool through Malay Lives - Studies in Urban and Social Change (Paperback)
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From World City to the World in One City: Liverpool through Malay Lives - Studies in Urban and Social Change (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 15/04/2016
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From World City to the World in One City examines changing geographies of Liverpool through and across the lives of Malay seamen who arrived in the city during its final years as a major imperial port. * 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 connections * In 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 widely * Demonstrates 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 sources * Accessibly-written for non-academic audiences interested in the history and urban social geography of Liverpool

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
ISBN: 9781118827734
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 486 g
Dimensions: 224 x 154 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Here we have a distinctive approach to global and transnational urbanism, one that provides us with "sites and routes" that are markedly different from the normal science of urban studies. In this beautifully conceptualized and written book, Tim Bunnell draws us into life histories that are compelling world histories. In the process, cities are made and urban theory is remade.'
Ananya Roy, Professor of Urban Planning and Social Welfare and Director, The Institute on Inequality and Democracy at UCLA Luskin, USA


'This is an engagingly written and sensitively researched portrait of the Malays - from seafarers to students - who have lived in and through Liverpool, shaping this world city, which is now marketed as the 'world in one city'. Tracing the transnational lives of Liverpool Malays, it takes our understandings of diaspora cities and connected geographies in some exciting new directions.'
Richard Phillips, Professor of Geography, University of Sheffield, UK

'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, University of Manchester) Urban Geography, 2016

'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, The City University of New York (CUNY)) Cultural Geographies, 2017

'This book is a well-written transnational urban geography through Malay lives. The author's sincere and tireless attitude in always turning his eyes to every detailed reality is especially praiseworthy.'
Tomizawa Hisao, University of Shizuoka (Southeast Asian Studies, Vol. 6, No. 2)

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