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Taming the disorderly city : the spatial landscape of Johannesburg after apartheid, Martin J. Murray

Label
Taming the disorderly city : the spatial landscape of Johannesburg after apartheid
Title
Taming the disorderly city
Title remainder
the spatial landscape of Johannesburg after apartheid
Statement of responsibility
Martin J. Murray
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In postapartheid Johannesburg, tensions of race and class manifest themselves starkly in struggles over "rights to the city." Real-estate developers and the very poor fight for control of space as the municipal administration steps aside, almost powerless to shape the direction of change. Having ceded control of development to the private sector, the Johannesburg city government has all but abandoned residential planning to the unpredictability of market forces. This failure to plan for the civic good--and the resulting confusion--is a perfect example of the entrepreneurial approaches to urban governance that are sweeping much of the Global South as well as the cities of the North. Martin J. Murray brings together a wide range of urban theory and local knowledge to draw a nuanced portrait of contemporary Johannesburg. In Taming the Disorderly City, he provides a focused intellectual and political critique of the often-ambivalent urban dynamics that have emerged after the end of apartheid. Exploring the behaviors of the rich and poor, each empowered in their own way, as they rebuild a new Johannesburg, we see the entrepreneurial city: high-rises, shopping districts, and gated communities surrounded by and intermingled with poverty. In graceful prose, Murray offers a compelling portrait of the everyday lives of the urban poor as seen through the lens of real-estate capitalism and revitalization efforts
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Murray, Martin J
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Cornell paperbacks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sociology, Urban
  • Urban renewal
  • City planning
  • Johannesburg (South Africa)
  • Johannesburg (South Africa)
  • Johannesburg (South Africa)
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • City planning
  • Geography
  • Politics and government
  • Social conditions
  • Sociology, Urban
  • Urban renewal
  • South Africa
  • Stadtentwicklung
  • Stadtplanung
  • Johannesburg
Label
Taming the disorderly city : the spatial landscape of Johannesburg after apartheid, Martin J. Murray
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-256) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Social justice and the rights to the city -- Ruin and regeneration intertwined -- The fixed and flexible city -- Disposable people at the peri-urban fringe -- The spatial dynamics of real estate capitalism -- The struggle for survival in the inner city -- Revitalization and displacement in the inner city -- The banality of indifferent urbanism
Control code
on1002418487
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 261 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501717000
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1v2wb65
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1002418487
Label
Taming the disorderly city : the spatial landscape of Johannesburg after apartheid, Martin J. Murray
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-256) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Social justice and the rights to the city -- Ruin and regeneration intertwined -- The fixed and flexible city -- Disposable people at the peri-urban fringe -- The spatial dynamics of real estate capitalism -- The struggle for survival in the inner city -- Revitalization and displacement in the inner city -- The banality of indifferent urbanism
Control code
on1002418487
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 261 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501717000
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1v2wb65
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1002418487

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