Johannesburg: The Elusive Metropolis

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Johannesburg: The Elusive Metropolis

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"Johannesburg: The Elusive Metropolis" is a pioneering effort to insert South Africa's largest city into urban theory on its own terms. Johannesburg is Africa's premier metropolis. Yet theories of urbanization have tended to cast it as an emblem of irresolvable crisis, the spatial embodiment of unequal economic relations and segregationist policies, a city that responds to but does not contribute to modernity on the global scale. Complicating and contesting such characterizations, the contributors to this collection reassess classic theories of metropolitan modernity as they explore the experience of 'citiness' and urban life in post-apartheid South Africa. They portray Johannesburg as a polycentric and international city with a hybrid history that continually permeates the present.Turning its back on rigid rationalities of planning and racial separation, Johannesburg has become a place of intermingling and improvisation, a city that is fast developing its own brand of cosmopolitan culture. This volume's essays include an investigation of representation and self-stylization in the city, an ethnographic examination of friction zones and practices of social reproduction in inner-city Johannesburg, a discussion of the economic and literary relationship between Johannesburg and Maputo, Mozambique's capital. One contributor considers how Johannesburg's cosmopolitan sociability enabled the anti-colonial projects of Ghandi and Mandela. Journalists, artists, architects, writers, and scholars bring contemporary Johannesburg to life in ten short pieces including reflections on music and megamalls, nightlife, living as foreigners in the city, and built spaces.It's contributors include: Arjun Appadurai; Carol A. Breckenridge; Lindsay Bremner; David Bunn; Fred de Vries; Nsizwa Dlamini; Mark Gevisser; Stefan Helgesson; Julia Hornberger; Jonathan Hyslop; Grace Khunou; Frederic Le Marcis; Xavier Livermon; John Matshikiza; Achille Mbembe; Robert Muponde; Sarah Nuttall; Tom Odhiambo; Achal Prabhala; and, AbdouMaliq Simone.

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Descrizione libro Duke University Press, United States, 2008. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 226 x 155 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. This issue of Public Culture attempts to overturn perceptions that frame Africa as an object apart from the rest of the world. By placing the city of Johannesburg-the preeminent metropolis of the African continent and a city facing a complicated legacy of racial strife and wealth accumulation-at the heart of new critical urban theory, Johannesburg: The Elusive Metropolis broadens discussions of modernity, cosmopolitanism, and urban renewal to include Africa. The issue brings Johannesburg into direct dialogue with other world cities, creating a space for the interrogation and investigation of the metropolis in a properly global sense. Contributors to this issue-a mix of scholars, urban planners, and artists, many of whom hail from South Africa-reveal Johannesburg to be a polycentric and international city that has developed its own cosmopolitan culture. In a detailed study of three streets in the modern precinct of Melrose Arch, one essay shows how the thoroughly commodified and marketed Johannesburg cityscape has shaped the cultural sensitivities, aesthetics, and urban subjectivities of its inhabitants, at times even overriding the historical memory of apartheid.Another essay, focusing on the emergence of a new urban culture, examines how the city itself becomes a crucial site for the remixing and reassembling of racial identities. By tracking the movement of people with AIDS to various locations in the city to seek relief and treatment, another essay reveals an urban geography very different from what is seen from the highways. Finally, through interviews and commentaries, journalists, artists, and architects of Johannesburg offer reflections on the geography and shifting culture of the city and its townships, on the complicated relationship between Johannesburg and other African cities, and on the search for an architectural style that adequately expresses the complexity of this cosmopolitan city. Contributors. Lindsay Bremner, Nsizwa Dlamini, Mark Gevisser, Grace Khunou, Frederic Le Marcis, John Matshikiza, Achille Mbembe, Sarah Nuttall, Rodney Place, AbdouMaliq Simone, Michael Watts. Codice libro della libreria AAJ9780822342847

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Descrizione libro Duke University Press, United States, 2008. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 226 x 155 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Johannesburg: The Elusive Metropolis is a pioneering effort to insert South Africa s largest city into urban theory, on its own terms. Johannesburg is Africa s premier metropolis. Yet theories of urbanization have cast it as an emblem of irresolvable crisis, the spatial embodiment of unequal economic relations and segregationist policies, and a city that responds to but does not contribute to modernity on the global scale. Complicating and contesting such characterizations, the contributors to this collection reassess classic theories of metropolitan modernity as they explore the experience of city-ness and urban life in post-apartheid South Africa. They portray Johannesburg as a polycentric and international city with a hybrid history that continually permeates the present. Turning its back on rigid rationalities of planning and racial separation, Johannesburg has become a place of intermingling and improvisation, a city that is fast developing its own brand of cosmopolitan culture. The volume s essays include an investigation of representation and self-stylization in the city, an ethnographic examination of friction zones and practices of social reproduction in inner-city Johannesburg, and a discussion of the economic and literary relationship between Johannesburg and Maputo, Mozambique s capital. One contributor considers how Johannesburg s cosmopolitan sociability enabled the anticolonial projects of Mohandas Ghandi and Nelson Mandela. Journalists, artists, architects, writers, and scholars bring contemporary Johannesburg to life in ten short pieces, including reflections on music and megamalls, nightlife, built spaces, and life for foreigners in the city. Contributors: Arjun Appadurai, Carol A. Breckenridge, Lindsay Bremner, David Bunn, Fred de Vries, Nsizwa Dlamini, Mark Gevisser, Stefan Helgesson, Julia Hornberger, Jonathan Hyslop, Grace Khunou, Frederic Le Marcis, Xavier Livermon, John Matshikiza, Achille Mbembe, Robert Muponde, Sarah Nuttall, Tom Odhiambo, Achal Prabhala, AbdouMaliq Simone. Codice libro della libreria AAJ9780822342847

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Descrizione libro Duke University Press. Paperback. Condizione libro: new. BRAND NEW, Johannesburg: The Elusive Metropolis, Sarah Nuttall, Achille Mbembe, "Johannesburg: The Elusive Metropolis" is a pioneering effort to insert South Africa's largest city into urban theory on its own terms. Johannesburg is Africa's premier metropolis. Yet theories of urbanization have tended to cast it as an emblem of irresolvable crisis, the spatial embodiment of unequal economic relations and segregationist policies, a city that responds to but does not contribute to modernity on the global scale. Complicating and contesting such characterizations, the contributors to this collection reassess classic theories of metropolitan modernity as they explore the experience of 'citiness' and urban life in post-apartheid South Africa. They portray Johannesburg as a polycentric and international city with a hybrid history that continually permeates the present.Turning its back on rigid rationalities of planning and racial separation, Johannesburg has become a place of intermingling and improvisation, a city that is fast developing its own brand of cosmopolitan culture. This volume's essays include an investigation of representation and self-stylization in the city, an ethnographic examination of friction zones and practices of social reproduction in inner-city Johannesburg, a discussion of the economic and literary relationship between Johannesburg and Maputo, Mozambique's capital. One contributor considers how Johannesburg's cosmopolitan sociability enabled the anti-colonial projects of Ghandi and Mandela. Journalists, artists, architects, writers, and scholars bring contemporary Johannesburg to life in ten short pieces including reflections on music and megamalls, nightlife, living as foreigners in the city, and built spaces.It's contributors include: Arjun Appadurai; Carol A. Breckenridge; Lindsay Bremner; David Bunn; Fred de Vries; Nsizwa Dlamini; Mark Gevisser; Stefan Helgesson; Julia Hornberger; Jonathan Hyslop; Grace Khunou; Frederic Le Marcis; Xavier Livermon; John Matshikiza; Achille Mbembe; Robert Muponde; Sarah Nuttall; Tom Odhiambo; Achal Prabhala; and, AbdouMaliq Simone. Codice libro della libreria B9780822342847

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