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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. ©2004
Series: Transnational perspectives on space and place.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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 presents cutting-edge research from various world regions to demonstrate these trends. The contributions reveal that informal housing is no longer the domain of the urban poor; rather it is a significant zone of transactions  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Urban informality.
Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books ; Berkeley, Calif. : Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of California at Berkeley, ©2004
(OCoLC)607020683
Print version:
Urban informality.
Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books ; Berkeley, Calif. : Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of California at Berkeley, ©2004
(DLC) 2003054619
(OCoLC)52559155
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ananya Roy; Nezar AlSayyad
ISBN: 9780739162200 0739162209 9780739107409 0739107402 9780739107416 0739107410
OCLC Number: 1171993160
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 338 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Prologue/dialogue : Urban informality: crossing borders / Nezar AlSayyad and Ananya Roy --
Urban informality as a "new" way of life / Nezar AlSayyad --
Part I. Libreralization, globalization, and urban informality : Love in the time of enhanced capital flows: reflections on the links between liberalization and informality / Alan Gilbert --
The changing nature of the informal sector in Karachi due to global restructuring and liberalization, and its repercussions / Arif Hasan --
Globalization and the politics of the informals in the global south / Asef Bayat. Part II. The politics of urban informalities : Marginality: from myth to reality in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, 1969-2002 / Janice E. Perlman --
The gentlemen's city: urban informality in the Calcutta of New Communism / Ananya Roy --
Tilting at sphinxes: locating urban informality in Egyptian cities / Ahmed M. Soliman --
Control, resistance, and informality: urban ethnocracy in Beer-Sheva, Israel / Oren Yiftachel and Haim Yakobi. Part III. Transnational interrogation : Informality of housing production at the urban-rural interface : the "not so strange case" of the Texas colonias / Peter M. Ward --
Power, property, and poverty : why De Soto's "mystery of capital" cannot be solved / Ray Bromley --
Transnational trespassings : the geopolitics of urban informality / Ananya Roy.
Series Title: Transnational perspectives on space and place.
Responsibility: edited by Ananya Roy and Nezar AlSayyad.

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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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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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