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Housing and belonging in Latin America

Author: Christien Klaufus; Arij Ouweneel
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Berghahn, [2015]
Series: Latin America studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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The intricacies of living in contemporary Latin American cities include cases of both empowerment and restriction. This volume captures the paradoxical histories and experiences of urban life in  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christien Klaufus; Arij Ouweneel
ISBN: 9781782387404 1782387404
OCLC Number: 896862076
Description: xiii, 330 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Introduction: taking up residency : spatial reconfigurations and the struggle to belong in urban Latin America / Christien Klaufus --
The Latin American context --
The consolidation of the Latin American city and the changing bases for social order / Bryan R. Roberts --
Proximity, crime, politics and design : Medellin's popular neighbourhoods and the experience of belonging / Gerard Martin and Marijke Martin --
Family and belonging in consolidated settlements --
Debe Ser esfuerzo propio : aspirations and belongings of the young generation in the old barriadas of southern Lima, Peru / Michaela Hordijk --
Housing inheritance and succession among pioneer squatters and self builders : a Mexican case study / Erika Denisse Grajeda --
"Favela modelo" : a study on housing, belonging and civic engagement in a "pacified" favela in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil / Palloma Menezes --
Spaces of the urban middle class --
Housing policy in the city of Buenos Aires : some reflections on the programa federal / Fernando Ostuni and Jean-Louis Van Gelder --
The boom of high-rise apartment buildings in Buenos Aires : new spaces of residentiality or a motor of disintegration? / Jan Dohnke and Corinna Holzl --
Living with style in my casa geo : large-scale housing conjuntos in urban Mexico / Cristina Inclen-Valadez --
Architectural and spatial representations --
Illiterate modernists : tracking the dissemination of architectural knowledge in Brazilian favelas / Fernando Luiz Lara --
Towards belonging : design and dwelling practices in Santa Marta, Colombia / Peter Kellett --
(re)building the city of Medellin : beyond state rhetoric vs. personal experience --
a call for consolidated synergies / Jota (Jos) Samper and Tamera Marko --
Reflections --
Home and belonging : reflections from urban Mexico / Ann Varley --
One block at a time : performing the neighbourhood / Arij Ouweneel --
List of contributors --
Index.
Series Title: Latin America studies.
Responsibility: edited by Christien Klaufus and Arij Ouweneel.

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