Dallas Rogers & Donald McNeill -Global Cities and Real Estate - Thursday 27th April
To be launched by Dr Shanthi Robertson, Senior Research Fellow at The Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University.
Event Emcee - Professor Robyn Dowling The University of Sydney.
The Geopolitics of Real Estate: Reconfiguring Property, Capital and Rights by Dallas Rogers
Individual foreign investment in Western nation states is a long-standing geopolitical issue. The expansion of the middle class in BRICS and Asian countries, and their increased activity in Western real estate markets as foreign investors, have introduced new and revived existing cultural and geopolitical sensitivities. In this book, Dallas Rogers develops a new history of foreign real estate investment by mapping the movement of human and financial capital over more than four centuries.
The book argues the reconfiguration of Asian geopolitical power has ruptured the conceptual landscape for understanding international land and real estate relations. Drawing on assemblage theories (Latour, Deleuze and Guattari), assemblage analytical tactics (Sassen and Ong) and discursive media theories (Kittler and Foucault) a series of vignettes of land and real estate crisis are presented. The book demonstrates how foreign land claimers and global real estate professionals colonise, subvert and act beyond the governance structures of settler-societies to facilitate new types of capital circulation and accumulation around the world. BUY THE BOOK
Global Cities and Urban Theory by Donald McNeill
Global Cities and Urban Theory explores the role of practices as diverse as container logistics, air-conditioning, cathedral design, corporate accountancy, hotel management, city rankings, office work, and 'smart city' technologies in the making of contemporary global cities.
It places the key ‘representational’ debates about the nature of the global city alongside materialist epistemologies of how cities are distributed, calculated, embodied and organized. BUY THE BOOK
Date and time: Thursday 27 April, 6pm for 6.30pm
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