Edensor, Tim, and Mark Jayne. Urban Theory Beyond the West: A World of Cities. Oxon: Routledge, 2012.
The book has raised important conceptual concerns about cities throughout the world. Past and recent theoretical developments are studied and organized into four parts: ‘De-centring the City’ provides analysis through reflection on the variety and heterogeneity of urban life; ‘Order/Disorder’ focuses on ways in which cities are controlled; ‘Mobilities’ studies the migration of people and ‘Imaginaries’ examines the difference in the definition of urbanity. It provides a holistic guide to the urban theory and application in cities and would be an essential read to people who would want to know more about the urban development of Western countries.