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Houses in motion : the experience of place and the problem of belief in urban Malaysia

Author: Richard Baxstrom
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©2008.
Series: Cultural memory in the present
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tells about the transformation of urban space and the reordering of the demographic character of Brickfields, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Kuala Lumpur. This book combines methods of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Baxstrom
ISBN: 9780804758918 0804758913
OCLC Number: 760638964
Description: ix, 283 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: [Table of Contents] @fmct: Contents @toc4: Acknowledgments @toc2: Introduction @toc1: I. HISTORICAL CONTEXT @toc2: 1. The Founding of Brickfields and the Prewar Development of Kuala Lumpur 2. The Malayan Emergency, Islamic Reform, and the Trajectory of Urban Governmentality in Kuala Lumpur @toc1: II. LAW, JUSTICE, AND THE EXPERIENCE OF EVERYDAY LIFE IN BRICKFIELDS, 2000'2002 @toc2: 3. Law, Justice, Disappearance: the Experience of Place in a Time of Radical Transformation 4. Strangers, Counterfeiters, and Gangsters: Figures of Belonging and the Problem of Belief 5. Ambivalent Encounters in the City: Islam, Hinduism, and Urban Governmentality Conclusion @toc4: Notes Bibliography Index
Series Title: Cultural memory in the present
Responsibility: Richard Baxstrom.

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"Readers interested in issues of race, governance, and the transformation of Malaysia's urban landscapes will find Baxstrom's work relevant to the growing body of Malaysian urban studies." -- Frank Read more...

 
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