Urban Margins: Envisioning the Contemporary Global South

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Urban studies of the global South have paid particular attention to megacities, such as Mumbai or Johannesburg, while more peripheral urban landscapes--including small and medium-sized towns as well as the margins of megacities themselves--remain overlooked. Emerging from the work of the Shehr Comparative Urban Landscapes Network, an academic initiative that seeks to further a social-historical and critical understanding of contemporary cities and urban practices, this special issue of Social Text takes up the question of ...

Urban Margins: Envisioning the Contemporary Global South 2008, Duke University Press, North Carolina

ISBN-13: 9780822366973

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