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Disassembled Cities

Social and Spatial Strategies to Reassemble Communities, 1st Edition

Edited by Elizabeth L. Sweet

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208 pages | 3 B/W Illus.

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This book explores the urban, political, and economic effects of contemporary capitalism as well being concerned with a collective analytic that addresses these processes through the lens of disassembling and reassembling dynamics. The processes of contemporary globalization have resulted in the commodification of various dimensions that were previously the domain of state action. This book evaluates the varying international responses from communities as they cope and confront the negative impacts of neoliberalism. In-depth case studies from scholars working in Europe, Latin America, Africa, and Asia showcase how various cities are responding to the effects of neoliberalism. Chapters investigate and demonstrate how the neoliberal processes of dissembling are being countered by positive and engaged efforts of reassembly. From Colombia to Siberia, Chicago to Nigeria, contributions engage with key economic and urban questions surrounding the militarization of state, democracy, the rise of the global capital and the education of young people in slums.

This book will have a broad appeal to academic researchers and urban planning professionals. It is recommended core reading for students in Urban Planning, Geography, Sociology, Anthropology, and Urban Studies.

Table of Contents

PART I Introduction: the promises and perils of urban theory under the shadow of globalization

1 Disassembling cities: spatial, social, and conceptual trajectories across the urban globe

IVÁN ARENAS AND ELIZABETH L. SWEET

2 A pragmatic view of valuation for theorizing spatial production in urban planning thought

TIMOTHY O. IMEOKPARIA

PART II Transformation of self and space

3 The organizing logics of predatory formations: individualism, identity, and the consumption of goods as the good life

IVÁN ARENAS AND ELIZABETH L. SWEET

4 Trajectories, vectors and change: mapping late neoliberal assemblage

IAN McGIMPSEY AND DEBORAH YOUDELL

5 Rise of the synthetic city: Eko Atlantic and practices of dispossession and repossession in Nigeria

CHARISMA ACEY

6 Reassembling the city through intersectional feminism: subversive responses to the economic crisis in Barcelona

BLANCA VALDIVIA AND SARA ORTIZ ESCALANTE

PART III Militarization and the spectacle of the (in)security state

7 The organizing logics of predatory formations: militarization and the spectacle of the (in)security state

IVÁN ARENAS AND ELIZABETH L. SWEET

8 Disassembling foundational fi ctions of democracy: the people and the plaza, militarization and mobilization in Oaxaca

IVÁN ARENAS

9 Dis/assembling Palestine

ANDY CLARNO

10 Urban assemblages and dis-assemblages: medellin’s hegemonic and counter-hegemonic forums

JOHN J. BETANCUR AND CATALINA ORTIZ ARCINIEGAS

PART IV Disassembling democracy and urban planning

11 The organizing logics of predatory formations: disassembling democracy and urban planning

IVÁN ARENAS AND ELIZABETH L. SWEET

12 Some thoughts and findings from the fi eld: women and the illicit politics of slum redevelopment in globalizing Mumbai

TARINI BEDI

13 Disassembledge in the Siberian city of Ulan-Ude: how ethnic Buryats reconstruct through time and space

ELIZABETH L. SWEET AND MELISSA CHAKARS

14 How to take flight from menacing futures?: young people and education in the slums of the global south

SILVIA GRINBERG AND MERCEDES MACHADO

15 Chronic and concentrated youth joblessness in disassembled neighborhoods in Chicago

TERESA L. CÓRDOVA AND MATTHEW D. WILSON

About the Editor

Elizabeth L. Sweet teaches at Temple University’s Department of Geography and Urban Studies. She engages in collaborative community/economic development activist research, focusing on links between economies, violence, and identities.

About the Series

Global Urban Studies

Global Urban Studies
Providing cutting edge interdisciplinary research on spatial, political, cultural and economic processes and issues in urban areas across the US and the world, volumes in this series examine the global processes that impact and unite urban areas. The organizing theme of the book series is the reality that behavior within and between cities and urban regions must be understood in a larger domestic and international context. An explicitly comparative approach to understanding urban issues and problems allows scholars and students to consider and analyse new ways in which urban areas across different societies and within the same society interact with each other and address a common set of challenges or issues. Books in the series cover topics which are common to urban areas globally, yet illustrate the similarities and differences in conditions, approaches, and solutions across the world, such as environment/brownfields, sustainability, health, economic development, culture, governance and national security. In short, the Global Urban Studies book series takes an interdisciplinary approach to emergent urban issues using a global or comparative perspective.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI030000
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography