Johannesburg The Elusive Metropolis

ISBN-10: 0822342847

ISBN-13: 9780822342847

Edition: 2008

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This volume attempts to overturn perceptions that frame Africa as an object apart from the rest of the world. By placing the city of Johannesburg at the heart of a new critical urban theory, it broadens discussions of modernity, cosmopolitanism, and urban renewal to include Africa.
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List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 10/24/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 392
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.672
Language: English

Sarah Nuttall is associate professor of literary and cultural studies at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WISER), University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (South Africa).

Introduction: Afropolis
Aesthetics of Superfluity
People as Infrastructure
Stylizing the Self
Gandhi, Mandela, and the African Modern
Art Johannesburg and Its Objects
The Suffering Body of the City
Literary City
Voice Lines
Instant City
Soweto Now
The Arrivants
Johannesburg, Metropolis of Mozambique
Sounds in the City
Nocturnal Johannesburg
Megamalls, Generic City
Yeoville Confidential
From the Ruins
Reframing Township Space
Afterword: The Risk of Johannesburg
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