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The Routledge Handbook on Cities of the Global South

Edited by: Susan Parnell , Sophie Oldfield

Print publication date:  March  2014
Online publication date:  March  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415818650
eBook ISBN: 9780203387832
Adobe ISBN: 9781136678202

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The renaissance in urban theory draws directly from a fresh focus on the neglected realities of cities beyond the west and embraces the global south as the epicentre of urbanism. This Handbook engages the complex ways in which cities of the global south and the global north are rapidly shifting, the imperative for multiple genealogies of knowledge production, as well as a diversity of empirical entry points to understand contemporary urban dynamics.

The Handbook works towards a geographical realignment in urban studies, bringing into conversation a wide array of cities across the global south – the ‘ordinary’, ‘mega’, ‘global’ and ‘peripheral’. With interdisciplinary contributions from a range of leading international experts, it profiles an emergent and geographically diverse body of work. The contributions draw on conflicting and divergent debates to open up discussion on the meaning of the city in, or of, the global south; arguments that are fluid and increasingly contested geographically and conceptually. It reflects on critical urbanism, the macro- and micro-scale forces that shape cities, including ideological, demographic and technological shifts, and constantly changing global and regional economic dynamics. Working with southern reference points, the chapters present themes in urban politics, identity and environment in ways that (re)frame our thinking about cities. The Handbook engages the twenty-first-century city through a ‘southern urban’ lens to stimulate scholarly, professional and activist engagements with the city.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  ‘From the South’ Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Critical Urbanism Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Worlding the South Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Grounding Southern City Theory in Time and Place Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Is there a ‘South’ Perspective to Urban Studies?  Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Disseminating ‘Best Practice’? Download PDF
Chapter  7:  New Geographies of Theorizing the Urban Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The Urban Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Shaping Cities of the Global South Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Troubling Continuities Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Learning Planning from the South Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Urban Land Markets Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The Urbanization-Development Nexus in the BRICS Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Global Economic Turbulence Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Globalizing Capitalism and Southern Urbanization Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Steering, Speeding, Scaling Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Does African Urban Policy Provide a Platform for Sustained Economic Growth? Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Disjunctures Between Urban Infrastructure, Finance and Affordability Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Re-Evaluating the Influence of Urban Agglomeration in Sub-Saharan Africa Download PDF
Chapter  20:  The Urban Informal Economy Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Digital Dynamics Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Politics, Transformation and the Southern City Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Substantiating Urban Democracy Download PDF
Chapter  24:  The Politics of the Urban Everyday in Cairo Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Claiming ‘Rights’ in the African City Download PDF
Chapter  26:  The Urban Poor and Strategies for a Pro-Poor Politics Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Occupancy Urbanism as Political Practice Download PDF
Chapter  28:  The Missing People Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Negotiating Society and Identity in Urban Spaces of the South Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Conviviality and the Boundaries of Citizenship in Urban Africa Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Contentious Identities? Download PDF
Chapter  32:  The Place of Migrant Women and the Role of Gender in the Cities of Asia Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Spaces of Difference Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Hip Hop Politics Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Gender is Still the Battleground Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Conceptualizing the Built Environment Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Regulating Service Delivery in Southern Cities Download PDF
Chapter  38:  The Politics and Technologies of Urban Waste Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Urban Mobilities Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Urban Fragmentation, ‘good Governance’ and the Emergence of the Competitive City Download PDF
Chapter  41:  The New Divided City? Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Gentrification in the Global South? Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Peri-Urbanization and the Political Ecology of Differential Sustainability Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Big Stories of Urban Change Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Approaching Food Security in Cities of the Global South Download PDF
Chapter  46:  Healthy Cities of/from the South Download PDF
Chapter  47:  Urban Poverty in Low- and Middle-Income Nations Download PDF
Chapter  48:  Migration, Urbanization and Changing Gender Relations in the South Download PDF
Chapter  49:  Urban Metabolism of the Global South Download PDF
Chapter  50:  Urban Dynamics and the Challenges of Global Environmental Change in the South Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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