The Routledge Handbook On Cities Of The Global South by Susan ParnellThe Routledge Handbook On Cities Of The Global South by Susan Parnell

The Routledge Handbook On Cities Of The Global South

EditorSusan Parnell, Sophie Oldfield

Hardcover | March 26, 2014

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The renaissance in urban theory draws directly from a fresh focus on the neglected realities of cities beyond the west and embraces the global south as the epicentre of urbanism. This Handbook engages the complex ways in which cities of the global south and the global north are rapidly shifting, the imperative for multiple genealogies of knowledge production, as well as a diversity of empirical entry points to understand contemporary urban dynamics.

The Handbook works towards a geographical realignment in urban studies, bringing into conversation a wide array of cities across the global south ' the 'ordinary', 'mega', 'global' and 'peripheral'. With interdisciplinary contributions from a range of leading international experts, it profiles an emergent and geographically diverse body of work. The contributions draw on conflicting and divergent debates to open up discussion on the meaning of the city in, or of, the global south; arguments that are fluid and increasingly contested geographically and conceptually. It reflects on critical urbanism, the macro- and micro-scale forces that shape cities, including ideological, demographic and technological shifts, and constantly changing global and regional economic dynamics. Working with southern reference points, the chapters present themes in urban politics, identity and environment in ways that (re)frame our thinking about cities. The Handbook engages the twenty-first-century city through a 'southern urban' lens to stimulate scholarly, professional and activist engagements with the city.

Susan Parnellis an Urban Geographer in the Department of Environmental and Geographical Science and also serves on the Executive of the African Centre for Cities, both at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.Sophie Oldfieldis a Geographer and Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental and Geographical Science at the Un...
Title:The Routledge Handbook On Cities Of The Global SouthFormat:HardcoverDimensions:658 pages, 10 × 7.75 × 1.5 inPublished:March 26, 2014Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415818656

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Table of Contents

1. From the SouthSophie Oldfield and Susan Parnell Part 1: Critical Urbanism  2. Critical UrbanismSophie Oldfield  3. Worlding the South: Toward a Postcolonial Urban TheoryAnanya Roy 4. Grounding Southern City Theory in Time and PlaceAlan Mabin 5. Is There a 'South' Perspective to Urban Studies?Sujata Patel  6. Disseminating 'Best Practice'? The Coloniality of Urban Knowledge and City ModelsCarlos Vainer 7.New Geographies of Theorizing the Urban: Putting Comparison to Work for Global Urban StudiesJennifer Robinson Part 2: The Urban: Past, Present, Future 8. The Urban: Past, Present, FutureSusan Parnell  9. Shaping Cities of the Global South: Legal Histories of Planning and ColonialismRobert Home  10. Troubling Continuities: Use and Utility of the Term 'Slum'Marie Huchzermeyer  11. Learning Planning From the South: Ideas from the New Urban FrontiersVanessa Watson 12. Urban Land Markets: A Southern ExposureRichard Harris 13. The Urbanization/Development Nexus in the BRICSIvan Turok Part 3: Global Economic Turbulence: (Re)configuring the Urban 14. Global Economic Turbulence: (Re)configuring the UrbanSusan Parnell15. Globalizing Capitalism and Southern UrbanizationEric Sheppard 16. Steering, Speeding, Scaling: China's Model of Urban Growth and its Implications for Cities of the Global SouthXiangming Chen 17. Does African Urban Policy Provide a Platform for Sustained Economic Growth?Bob Buckley and Achilles Kallergis 18. Disjunctures between Urban Infrastructure, Finance and AffordabilityEdgar Pieterse and Katherine Hyman 19. Re-Evaluating the Influence of Urban Agglomeration in Sub-Saharan Africa: Population Density, Technological Innovation and ProductivityDeborah Fahy Bryceson  20. The Urban Informal Economy: Enhanced Knowledge, Appropriate Policies and Effective OrganizationMartha Chen and Caroline Skinner  21. Digital Dynamics: New Technologies and Work Transformations in African CitiesChris Benner Part 4: Politics, Transformation and the Southern City 22. Politics, Transformation and the Southern CitySophie Oldfield 23. Substantiating Urban Democracy: The Importance of Popular Representation and Transformative Democratic PoliticsKristian Stokke  24. The Politics of the Urban Everyday in Cairo: Infrastructures of Oppositional ActionSalwa Ismail 25. Claiming 'Rights' in the African City: Popular Mobilization and the Politics of Informality in Nairobi, Casablanca, Johannesburg and Cape TownClaire B't-Gbaffou and Sophie Oldfield  26. The Urban Poor and Strategies for a Pro-Poor Politics: Reflections on Shack/Slum Dwellers InternationalDiana Mitlin and Sheela Patel  27. Occupancy Urbanism as Political PracticeSolomon Benjamin 28. The Missing People: Reflections on an Urban Majority in Cities of the SouthAbdouMaliq Simone Part 5: Negotiating Society and Identity in Urban Spaces of the South 29. Negotiating Society and Identity in Urban Spaces of the SouthSophie Oldfield 30. Conviviality and the Boundaries of Citizenship in Urban AfricaFrancis B. Nyamnjoh and Ingrid Brudvig  31. Contentious Identities? Urban Space, Cityness and CitizenshipPhilippe Gervais-Lambony 32. The Place of Migrant Women and the Role of Gender in the Cities of AsiaBrenda S.A. Yeoh and Kamalini Ramdas 33. Spaces of Difference: Challenging Urban Divisions from the North to the SouthSophie Watson 34. Hip-Hop Politics: Recognizing Southern ComplexityJenny F. Mbaye 35. Gender is Still the Battleground: Youth, Cultural Production, and the Remaking of Public Space in S'PauloTeresa P.R. Caldeira Part 6: Conceptualizing the Built Environment: Accounting for Southern Urban Complexities 36. Conceptualizing the Built Environment: Accounting for Southern Urban ComplexitiesSusan Parnell  37. Regulating Service Delivery in Southern Cities: Rethinking Urban HeterogeneitySylvy Jaglin  38. The Politics and Technologies of Urban WasteGarth Myers  39. Urban Mobilities: Innovation and Diffusion in Public TransportRoger Behrens  40. Urban Fragmentation, 'Good Governance' and the Emergence of the Competitive CityJulio D. D'la  41. The New Divided City? Planning and 'Gray Space' Between Global North-West and South-EastNufar Avni and Oren Yiftachel  42. Gentrification in the Global South?Loretta Lees43. Peri-Urbanization and the Political Ecology of Differential SustainabilityAdriana Allen Part 7: Big Stories of Urban Change 44. Big Stories of Urban ChangeSusan Parnell 45. Approaching Food Security in Cities of the Global SouthJonathan Crush  46. Healthy Cities of/from the SouthClare Herrick  47. Urban Poverty in Low-and Middle-Income NationsDavid Satterthwaite  48. Migration, Urbanization and Changing Gender Relations in the SouthCecilia Tacoli and Sylvia Chant  49. Urban Metabolism of the Global SouthJohn E. Fern'ez 50. Urban Dynamics and the Challenges of Global Environmental Change in the SouthDavid Simon and Hayley Leck

Editorial Reviews

"In all, this collection offers a stimulating and provocative set of essays which highlight both the prosaic empirical aspects of urban development in cities of the south, as well as offering critical engagement with relatively new debates." ¿ Melanie Lombard, University of Manchester