By Martin J. Murray
Combining insights from city experiences, cultural geography, and concrete sociology with huge study in South Africa, Murray displays at the implications of Johannesburg’s twin personality as a urban of fortified enclaves that proudly screens the ostentatious symbols of world integration and the prestigious “enterprise tradition” of neoliberal layout, and because the “miasmal urban” composed of residual, peripheral, and stigmatized zones characterised via symptoms of a brand new type of marginality. He means that the “global towns” paradigm is insufficient to figuring out the old specificity of towns within the worldwide South, together with the colonial mining city became postcolonial megacity of Johannesburg.
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City of Extremes: The Spatial Politics of Johannesburg (Politics, history, and culture) by Martin J. Murray