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Author : Sarah Nuttall
ISBN : 9780822381211
Genre : Social Science
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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 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, Frédéric Le Marcis, Xavier Livermon, John Matshikiza, Achille Mbembe, Robert Muponde, Sarah Nuttall, Tom Odhiambo, Achal Prabhala, AbdouMaliq Simone
Category: Social Science

Emerging Johannesburg

Author : Richard Tomlinson
ISBN : 9781317794240
Genre : Science
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Johannesburg is most often compared with Sao Paulo and Los Angeles and sometimes even with Budapest, Calcutta and Jerusalem. Johannesburg reflects and informs conditions in cities around the world. As might be expected from such comparisons, South Africa's political transformation has not led to redistribution and inclusive social change in Johannesburg. In Emerging Johannesburg the contributors describe the city's transition from a post apartheid city to one with all too familiar issues such as urban/suburban divide in the city and its relationship to poverty and socio-political power, local politics and governance, crime and violence, and, especially for a city located in Southern Africa, the devastating impact of AIDS.
Category: Science


Author : Lizzie Williams
ISBN : 1841621765
Genre : Travel
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This pocket-sized guide allows business and vacation travelers to explore Johannesburg's attractions safely, including excellent museums, markets, art galleries, and cafes. Also features background on Johannesburg's history and culture, clear city maps, and a language guide.
Category: Travel


Author : Keith Sidney Orrock Beavon
ISBN : UOM:39015062831626
Genre : Social Science
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Until now there has been no single text that brings together the material that reveals the unfolding geography of Johannesburg, South Africa. This books describes the history of the city from its days as a mining camp to its position of premier metropolis in Africa.
Category: Social Science

Pictorial History Of Johannesburg

Author : Anna H. Smith
ISBN : STANFORD:36105048887322
Genre : Johannesburg (South Africa)
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Category: Johannesburg (South Africa)


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ISBN : 2738010490
Genre : Sustainable development
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Category: Sustainable development

Johannesburg Portraits

Author : Mike Alfred
ISBN : 1919931333
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 88.97 MB
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Tells the story of Johannesburg's geography; its economic, political, and social history; and its vibrant personality through the lives of prominent Johannesburg citizens.
Category: Biography & Autobiography