Urban Informality : Transnational Perspectives from the Middle East, Latin America, and South Asia, Paperback / softback Book

Urban Informality : Transnational Perspectives from the Middle East, Latin America, and South Asia Paperback / softback

Edited by Ananya Roy, Nezar AlSayyad

Part of the Transnational Perspectives on Space and Place series

Description

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.

Information

  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 346 pages
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Urban communities
  • ISBN: 9780739107416

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