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Urban informality

Urban informality
transnational perspectives from the Middle East, Latin America, and South Asia

  • ISBN: 9780739107416
  • Editorial: Lexington Books
  • Lugar de la edición: Lanham. Estados Unidos de Norteamérica
  • Colección: Transnational perspectives on space and place
  • Encuadernación: Rústica
  • Medidas: 23 cm
  • Nº Pág.: 338
  • Idiomas: Inglés

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Resumen

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 for the middle-class and even transnational elites. Indeed, the book presents a rich view of "urban informality" as a system of regulations and norms that governs the use of space and makes possible new forms of social and political power.The book is organized as a "transnational" endeavor. It brings together three regional domains of research--the Middle East, Latin America, and South Asia--that are rarely in conversation with one another. It also unsettles the hierarchy of development and underdevelopment by looking at some First World processes of informality through a Third World research lens.

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