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City of Extremes The Spatial Politics of Johannesburg

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ISBN-10: 0822347687

ISBN-13: 9780822347682

Edition: 2011

Authors: Martin J. Murray, Julia Adams, George Steinmetz

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No other city in South Africa bears the scars of white minority rule as obviously and as self-consciously as Johannesburg, the place where the architects of racial segregation were the most deeply invested in implanting their vision of 'separate development' into the material fabric of society. Not surprisingly the city is also the place where this vision of racial exclusivity was the most bitterly contested in the popular struggles that eventually brought white rule to an end. Today, although a new generation of city builders has struggled to reinvent the city so as to reflect an alternative, more equitable politics that answers the basic needs of the urban poor, nevertheless the city…    
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Book details

List price: $27.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 6/15/2023
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 6.10" wide x 9.17" long x 1.26" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

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Introduction: Spatial Politics in the Precarious City
Making Space: City Building and the Production of the Built Environment
The Restless Urban Landscape: The Evolving Spatial Geography of Johannesburg
The Flawed Promise of the High-Modernist City: City Building at the Apex of Apartheid Rule
Unraveling Space: Centrifugal Urbanism and the Convulsive City
Hollowing out the Center: Johannesburg Turned Inside Out
Worlds Apart: The Johannesburg Inner City and the Making of the Outcast Ghetto
The Splintering Metropolis: Laissez-faire Urbanism and Unfettered Suburban Sprawl
Fortifying Space: Siege Architecture and Anxious Urbanism
Defensive Urbanism after Apartheid: Spatial Partitioning and the New Fortification Aesthetic
Entrepreneurial Urbanism and the Private City
Reconciling Arcadia and Utopia: Gated Residential Estates at the Metropolitan Edge
Epilogue: Putting Johannesburg in Its Place: The Ordinary City