Urban Informality Transnational Perspectives from the Middle East, Latin America, and South Asia

ISBN-10: 0739107410
ISBN-13: 9780739107416
Edition: 2003
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Description: Examining the phenomenon of rapid urbanization in the Middle East, Latin America & South Asia at the turn of the 21st century, this volume presents new research on the use of space & the emergence of new forms of social & political power. It dwells  More...

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List price: $42.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Leington Books
Publication date: 11/19/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 346
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Examining the phenomenon of rapid urbanization in the Middle East, Latin America & South Asia at the turn of the 21st century, this volume presents new research on the use of space & the emergence of new forms of social & political power. It dwells particularly on the informality of many new settlements.

Daniel Perlman, Medical Anthropologist, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley. Ananya Roy, Associate Dean, Division of International and Area Studies, University of California, Berkeley.

Nezar AlSayyad is Professor of Architecture, Planning and Urban History, and Chair of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

Asef Bayat is associate professor of sociology at The American University in Cairo.

Preface
Prologue/Dialogue Urban Informality: Crossing Borders
Urban Informality as a "New" Way of Life
Liberalization, Globalization, and Urban Informality
Love in the Time of Enhanced Capital Flows: Reflections on the Links between Liberalization and Informality
The Changing Nature of the Informal Sector in Karachi due to Global Restructuring and Liberalization, and Its Repercussions
Globalization and the Politics of the Informals in the Global South
The Politics of Urban Informalities
Marginality: From Myth to Reality in the Favelas of Rio de Janeiro, 1969-2002
The Gentlemen's City: Urban Informality in the Calcutta of New Communism
Tilting at Sphinexes: Locating Urban Informality in Egyptian Cities
Control, Resistance, and Informality: Urban Ethnocracy in Beer-Sheva, Israel
Transnational Interrogation
Informality of Housing Production at the Urban-Rural Interface: The "Not So Strange Case" of the Texas Colonias
Power, Property, and Poverty: Why De Soto's "Mystery of Capital" Cannot Be Solved
Transnational Trespassings: The Geopolitics of Urban Informality
Selected Bibliography
Index
Contributors

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