Charlotte VORMS, Maître de conférences en Histoire à l’Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne et membre du Groupe de Travail “Produire la ville ordinaire” du LabEx DynamiTe, signe avec Richard HARRIS, Professeur à la School of Geography and Earth Sciences de la McMaster University, l’ouvrage “What’s in a Name?: Talking about Urban Peripheries”.
Cette publication est soutenue par le LabEx DynamiTe.
In What’s in a Name? editors Richard Harris and Charlotte Vorms have gathered together experts from around the world in order to provide a truly global framework for the study of the urban periphery. Rather than view these distinct communities through the lens of the western notion of urban sprawl, the contributors focus on the variety of everyday terms that are used, together with their connotations. This volume explores the local terminology used in cities such as Beijing, Bucharest, Montreal, Mumbai, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, Sofia, as well as more broadly across North America, Australia, Southeast Asia, and elsewhere. What’s in a Name? is the first book in English to pay serious and sustained attention to the naming of the urban periphery worldwide. By exploring the ways in which local individuals speak about the urban periphery Harris and Vorms bridge the assumed divide between the global North and the global South.