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Globalization from below: Birmingham - postcolonial workshop of the world?

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Nicholas Henry, Dr Cheryl McEwan, Professor Jane Pollard


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Birmingham is re-inventing itself through a strategy of prestige city centre regeneration. Drawing on the theoretical lenses of transnationalism and postcolonialism, we sketch one alternative vision of Birmingham's economic place in the world. Through a focus on 'ethnic diversity', and the subsequent distinctiveness of the city's economy, this paper re-visions Birmingham as a 'global' city. Reflecting on a 'politics of scale', we highlight a 'globalization from below' that draws on the city's residents and their histories.

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Author(s): Henry N, McEwan C, Pollard JS

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Area

Year: 2002

Volume: 34

Issue: 2

Pages: 117-127

ISSN (print): 0004-0894

ISSN (electronic): 1475-4762


DOI: 10.1111/1475-4762.00064


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