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Manchester Urban Institute

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MUI authored and edited books in 2017

Cities Under Austerity: Restructuring the US Metropolis

Credit(s): Davidson, Mark and Ward, Kevin (editors)
Publisher: Albany, New York: SUNY Press 
Info: Drawing on case studies of recent urban restructuring, Cities under Austerity challenges dominant understandings of austerity as a distinctly national condition and develops a conceptualization of the new US urban condition that reveals its emerging political and social fault lines.

Defining the Urban: Interdisciplinary and Professional Perspectives

Credit(s): Iossifova, Deljana, Doll, Christopher N.H, Gasparatos, Alexandros (editors)
Publisher: 
Routledge
Info: 
Defining the Urban is an indispensable guide for the urban transdisciplinary thinker and practitioner. Parts I and II focus on how “Academic Disciplines” and “Professional Practices,” respectively, understand and engage with the urban. Part III, “Emerging Approaches,” outlines how elements from theory and practice combine to form transdisciplinary tools and perspectives.

Energy Poverty and Vulnerability: A Global Perspective

Credit(s): Simcock, Neil, Thomson, Harriet, Petrova, Saska, Bouzarovski, Stefan
Publisher: 
Routledge
Info:
 Energy Poverty and Vulnerability provides novel and critical perspectives on the drivers and consequences of energy-related injustices in the home. Drawing together original research conducted by leading experts, the book offers fresh and innovative insights into the ways in which hitherto unexplored factors such as cultural norms, environmental conditions and household needs combine to shape vulnerability to energy poverty.

Five Ways to Make Architecture Political: An Introduction to the Politics of Design Practice

Credit(s): Yaneva, Albena
Publisher: 
Bloomsbury
Info:
 Five Ways to Make Architecture Political presents an innovative pragmatist agenda that will inspire new thinking about the politics of design and architectural practice. Moving beyond conventional conversations about design and politics, the book shows how recent developments in political philosophy can transform our understanding of the role of the architect. It asks: how, when, and under what circumstances can design practice generate political relations? How can architectural design become more ‘political’?

Handbook of Community Well-Being Research

Credit(s): Phillips, Rhonda and Wong, Cecilia (editors)
Publisher: 
Springer
Info:
 This Handbook brings together foundational and leading-edge research exploring dimensions of improving quality of life in communities of place. Social indicators and other assessment techniques will be explored, including from the framework of community perspectives which is concerned with enhancing quality of life for community members.

Realising the City: Urban Ethnography in Manchester

Credit(s): Lewis, Camilla and Symons, Jessica (editors)
Publisher: 
Manchester University Press
Info: 
This book offers an inside view of Manchester, England demonstrating the complexity of urban dynamics from a range of ethnographic vantage points, including the city’s football clubs, the airport, housing estates, the Gay Village and the city’s annual civic parade. These perspectives help trace the multiple dynamics of a vibrant and rapidly changing post-industrial city, showing how people’s decisions and actions co-produce the city and give it shape.

Talking Race in Young Adulthood

Credit(s): Harries, Bethan
Publisher: Routledge
Info: Drawing on ethnographic research with young adults in Manchester, Harries engages with ideas of the post-racial to explore how young adults make sense of their identities, relationships and new forms of racism, consequently revealing how and in what ways race remains a salient dimension of social experience.

Territorial Policy and Governance: Alternative Paths

Credit(s): Deas, Iain and Hincks, Stephen (editors)
Publisher: Routledge 
Info: Territorial Policy and Governance addresses the question of how alternative forms of territorial governance and policy can help to shape patterns of urban and regional development, highlighting the related opportunities, constraints and challenges that confront their operationalisation.