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Urban informality : transnational perspectives from the Middle East, Latin America, and South Asia

Author: Ananya Roy; Nezar AlSayyad
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, ©2004.
Series: Transnational perspectives on space and place.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The turn of the century has been a moment of rapid urbanization. Much of this urban growth is taking place in the cities of the developing world and much of it in informal settlements. This book  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ananya Roy; Nezar AlSayyad
ISBN: 0739107402 9780739107409 0739107410 /rústica : papel alcalino) 9780739107416 /rústica : papel alcalino
OCLC Number: 699549356
Description: viii, 338 p. : il. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Chapter 1 Urban Informality: Crossing Borders Chapter 2 Urban Informality as a "New" Way of Life Part 3 Liberalization, Globalization, and Urban Informality Chapter 4 Love in the Time of Enhanced Capital Flows: Reflections on the Links Between Liberalization and Informality Chapter 5 The Changing Nature of the Informal Sector in Karachi Due to Global Restructuring and Liberalization, and Its Repercussions Chapter 6 Globalization and the Politics of the Informals in the Global South Chapter 7 The Politics of Urban Informalities Chapter 8 Marginality: From Myth to Reality in the Favelas of Rio de Janeiro, 1969-2002 Chapter 9 The Gentleman's City: Urban Informality in the Calcutta of New Communism Chapter 10 Tilting at Sphinxes: Locating Urban Informality in Egyptian Cities Chapter 11 Control, Resistance, and Informality: Urban Ethnocracy in Beer-Sheva, Israel Part 12 Transnational Interrogation Chapter 13 Informality of Housing Production at the Urban-Rural Interface: The "Not So Strange Case" of the Texas Colonias Chapter 14 Power, Property, and Poverty: Why De Soto's "Mystery of Capital" Cannot be Solved Chapter 15 Transnational Trespassings: The Geopolitics of Informality
Series Title: Transnational perspectives on space and place.
Responsibility: edited by Ananya Roy and Nezar AlSayyad.

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This rich and provocative collection succeeds not only in deconstructing the outmoded antinomies of informal versus formal, local versus global, and marginalized versus institutionalized power, but, Read more...

 
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