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City of extremes [electronic resource] : the spatial politics of Johannesburg / Martin J. Murray.

Author/Creator:
Murray, Martin J.
Publication:
Durham : Duke University Press, 2011.
Series:
Politics, history, and culture.
Politics, history, and culture
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (505 p.)
Subjects:
Urban policy -- South Africa -- Johannesburg.
Sociology, Urban -- South Africa -- Johannesburg.
Johannesburg (South Africa) -- Geography.
Johannesburg (South Africa) -- Race relations.
Johannesburg (South Africa) -- Politics and government.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
A powerful critique of urban development in greater Johannesburg since the end of apartheid in 1994.
Contents:
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
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
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.
Notes:
Description based on print version record
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
1-280-48798-4
9786613583215
0-8223-9181-3
OCLC:
1141660978
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