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Conclusion: Everyday Cities, Exceptional Cases


Ren, Julie (2019). Conclusion: Everyday Cities, Exceptional Cases. In: Forrest, Ray; Ren, Julie; Wissink, Bart. The city In China: new perspectives on contemporary urbanism. Bristol (UK): Bristol University Press, 231-246.

Abstract

Given the confluence of a vast body of research about urban China and the heated debates about urban theory, revisiting Park seems at first glance like an untimely, limiting tactic for setting a research agenda. Taking Park as a starting point does not, however, dictate rules about speaking in his terms, nor does it require a re-treading of the Los Angeles School critiques of his work. Rather, it can be a valuable way to review the research on urban China in order to situate this work within greater theoretical issues. This concluding chapter reflects on the general issues of exceptionalism and methodology haunting the research on urban China. It suggests that rather than a research agenda like the one Park outlines in his essay on “The City,” perhaps the future of research demands a reconsideration of approach.

Abstract

Given the confluence of a vast body of research about urban China and the heated debates about urban theory, revisiting Park seems at first glance like an untimely, limiting tactic for setting a research agenda. Taking Park as a starting point does not, however, dictate rules about speaking in his terms, nor does it require a re-treading of the Los Angeles School critiques of his work. Rather, it can be a valuable way to review the research on urban China in order to situate this work within greater theoretical issues. This concluding chapter reflects on the general issues of exceptionalism and methodology haunting the research on urban China. It suggests that rather than a research agenda like the one Park outlines in his essay on “The City,” perhaps the future of research demands a reconsideration of approach.

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Item Type:Book Section, not_refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
Dewey Decimal Classification:910 Geography & travel
Language:English
Date:1 July 2019
Deposited On:26 Nov 2020 14:06
Last Modified:26 Nov 2020 14:06
Publisher:Bristol University Press
ISBN:978-1-5292-0547-3
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781529205473.003.0012

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