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Luxury and Rubble Civility and Dispossession in the New Saigon / Erik Harms.

Author/Creator:
Harms, Erik (Anthropologist), author.
Publication:
Berkeley, CA : University of California Press, [2016]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (x, 287 pages) : illustrations; PDF, digital file(s).
Series:
Asia--local studies/global themes ; 32.
Asia: local studies/global themes ; 32
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Subjects:
City planning -- Vietnam -- Ho Chi Minh City.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
In English.
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Mode of access: internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
"Luxury and Rubble is the tale of two cities within a city. It is the story of two master-planned, mixed-use residential and commercial developments that are changing the face of Ho Chi Minh City. The two developments that Erik Harms examines are examples of urban development projects known in Vietnam as 'New Urban Zones.' These programs, which were born in the early 1990s, are steadily reorganizing the urban landscape in cities across the country. For many Vietnamese, they are a symbol of the country's emergence into global modernity and post-socialist economic reforms. However, they are also sites of great contestation, sparking land disputes and controversies over how to compensate evicted residents. This is a vivid portrayal of urban reorganization along deeply human terms, which delves into the complex and sometimes contradictory experiences of individuals grappling with the forces of privatization in a socialist country"--Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Civilizing the wastelands : a short history of urban development in Phú Mỹ Hưng
Civilization city
Exercising consciousness : self and society in a privatizing space of exclusion
Thư Thiêm futures past : a short history of seeing without seeing
Building a civilized, modern, and sentimental city
From the rubble
Conclusion : civility and dispossession.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Print version:
ISBN:
9780520966017
0520966015
9780520292512
0520292510
OCLC:
964677228
Publisher Number:
10.1525/luminos.20 doi
Access Restriction:
Open Access Unrestricted online access star