chapter  1
Perpetuating Cities: Excepting Globalization and the Southeast Asia Supplement
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Contributors from a wide range of disciplinary and interdisciplinarybackgrounds were asked by the editors of this volume to explore what we hope will prove to be a unique and productive means for addressing issues of urbanism, globalization, postcolonialism, historicity, and space, as well as the roles that cities in Southeast Asia play in (or are elided from) knowledge production about and legitimization of these phenomena. This introduction seeks to place the other articles in relation to a number of theoretical and disciplinary models related to these various phenomena. As such, we are not proposing a new theory or model or method, but rather a field of potential modes of analysis that could lead to a more qualitatively rigorous set of engagements with the processes usually labeled as global or postcolonial city formation.