Gibert-Flutre Marie et Imai Heide (eds.), 2020, Asian Alleyways: An Urban Vernacular in Times of Globalization, Amsterdam, Amsterdam University Press, 228 p.

Asian Alleyways: An Urban Vernacular in Times of Globalization critically explores « Global Asia » and the metropolization process, specifically from its alleyways, which are understood as ordinary neighbourhood landscapes providing the setting for everyday urban life and place-based identities being shaped by varied everyday practices, collective experiences and forces. Beyond the mainstream, standardising vision of the metropolization process, Asian Alleyways offers a nuanced overview of urban production in Asia at a time of great changes, and will be welcomed by an array of scholars, students, and all those interested in the modern transformation of Asian cities and their urban cultures.

The different chapters explore case study based in the following Asian cities:  Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Taipei, Tokyo, Seoul, Ho Chi Minh City and Bangkok.


  • Titre :Asian Alleyways: An Urban Vernacular in Times of Globalization
  • Auteur : GIBERT-FLUTRE Marie et IMAI Heide
  • Éditeur : Amsterdam University Press
  • Date de publication : 2020
  • Nombre de pages : 228
  • ISBN : 9789463729604
  • Prix : 89 €