The Resource City of extremes : the spatial politics of Johannesburg, Martin J. Murray

City of extremes : the spatial politics of Johannesburg, Martin J. Murray

Label
City of extremes : the spatial politics of Johannesburg
Title
City of extremes
Title remainder
the spatial politics of Johannesburg
Statement of responsibility
Martin J. Murray
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
City of Extremes is a powerful critique of urban development in greater Johannesburg since the end of apartheid in 1994. Martin J. Murray describes how a loose alliance of city builders--including real estate developers, large-scale property owners, municipal officials, and security specialists--has sought to remake Johannesburg in the upbeat image of a world-class city. By creating new sites of sequestered luxury catering to the comfort, safety, and security of affluent urban residents, they have produced a new spatial dynamic of social exclusion, effectively barricading the mostly black urban poor from full participation in the mainstream of urban life. This partitioning of the cityscape is enabled by an urban planning environment of limited regulation or intervention into the prerogatives of real estate capital. Combining insights from urban studies, cultural geography, and urban sociology with extensive research in South Africa, Murray reflects on the implications of Johannesburgʹs dual character as a city of fortified enclaves that proudly displays the ostentatious symbols of global integration and the celebrated "enterprise culture" of neoliberal design, and as the "miasmal city" composed of residual, peripheral, and stigmatized zones characterized by signs of a new kind of marginality. He suggests that the "global cities" paradigm is inadequate to understanding the historical specificity of cities in the Global South, including the colonial mining town turned postcolonial megacity of Johannesburg. -- Back cover
Member of
Cataloging source
NcD/DLC
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Murray, Martin J
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HN801.J64
LC item number
M86 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Politics, history, and culture.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Urban policy
  • Sociology, Urban
  • Geography
  • Political science
  • Race relations
  • Sociology, Urban
  • Urban policy
  • Stadtplanung
  • Stadtgestaltung
  • Kommunalpolitik
  • Kommunalpolitik
  • Ethnische Beziehung
  • Stadtsoziologie
  • Johannesburg (South Africa)
  • Johannesburg (South Africa)
  • Johannesburg (South Africa)
  • South Africa
  • Johannesburg
  • Johannesburg
Label
City of extremes : the spatial politics of Johannesburg, Martin J. Murray
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Epilogue : putting Johannesburg in its place : the ordinary city
  • The restless urban landscape : the evolving spatial geography of Johannesburg
  • The flawed promise of the high-modernist city : city building at the apex of apartheid rule
  • Hollowing out the center : Johannesburg turned inside out
  • Worlds apart : the Johannesburg inner city and the making of the outcast ghetto
  • The splintering metropolis : laissez-faire urbanism and unfettered suburban sprawl
  • Defensive urbanism after apartheid : spatial partitioning and the new fortification aesthetic
  • Entrepreneurial urbanism and the private city
  • Reconciling arcadia and utopia : gated residential estates at the metropolitan edge
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxix, 470 pages
Isbn
9780822347477
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010039972
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)666878017
  • (OCoLC)ocn666878017
Label
City of extremes : the spatial politics of Johannesburg, Martin J. Murray
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Epilogue : putting Johannesburg in its place : the ordinary city
  • The restless urban landscape : the evolving spatial geography of Johannesburg
  • The flawed promise of the high-modernist city : city building at the apex of apartheid rule
  • Hollowing out the center : Johannesburg turned inside out
  • Worlds apart : the Johannesburg inner city and the making of the outcast ghetto
  • The splintering metropolis : laissez-faire urbanism and unfettered suburban sprawl
  • Defensive urbanism after apartheid : spatial partitioning and the new fortification aesthetic
  • Entrepreneurial urbanism and the private city
  • Reconciling arcadia and utopia : gated residential estates at the metropolitan edge
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxix, 470 pages
Isbn
9780822347477
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010039972
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)666878017
  • (OCoLC)ocn666878017

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