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Murray, Martin J
City of extremes : the spatial politics of Johannesburg / Martin J. Murray
Alternate Title Spatial politics of Johannesburg
Durham : Duke University Press, 2011
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  HN801.J64 M86 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Urban policy -- South Africa -- Johannesburg
Subject Johannesburg (South Africa) -- Geography
Johannesburg (South Africa) -- Race relations
Subject(s) Sociology, Urban -- South Africa -- Johannesburg
Subject Johannesburg (South Africa) -- Politics and government
Physical Description xxix, 470 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm
Contents Introduction: Spatial politics in the precarious city -- I: Making space: city building and the production of the built environment -- 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 -- II: Unraveling space: centrifugal urbanism and the convulsive city -- 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 -- III: Fortifying space: siege architecture and anxious urbanism -- 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 -- Epilogue: Putting Johannesburg in its place : the ordinary city
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [423]-462) and index
Series Politics, history, and culture

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