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By Anne-Maria Makhulu
Published: 30 September 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7511-1
... counterinsurgency development gender generation informal settlement ...
Published: 30 September 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375111-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7511-1
... This chapter tracks patterns of informal settlement through the late 1980s; it also addresses the state’s apparatus of counterinsurgency, which was designed with a view to bringing unregulated urbanization under control. As increasing numbers of illegal migrants settled permanently on the edges...
Published: 30 September 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375111-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7511-1
... in Cape Town—described as the “encroachment of the ordinary”—referencing present—that is, post-apartheid—initiatives to address a legacy of both housing and land scarcity in view of the persistence of informal settlements. While the new South African state has gone to considerable lengths to deliver homes...
Published: 10 November 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027263-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-9368-8
... A key tactic of residual governance is to compartmentalize contamination sources. But people experience contaminants simultaneously, not separately or sequentially. At the informal settlement of Tudor Shaft, situated atop the remains of a uranium mine, radioactive contamination became a key...
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By Nikhil Anand
Published: 17 February 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373599-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7359-9
... for an attention to the dynamic and partial processes through which marginalized residents make political claims. To do this, it provides a brief history of a settlement in the neighborhood of Jogeshwari, in Mumbai, examining how its residents have made critical improvements to their water infrastructure through...
Book Chapter

By Nikhil Anand
Published: 17 February 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373599-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7359-9
... This chapter demonstrates how Muslim settlers in Mumbai are being rendered abject in the city. It focuses on the everyday discriminations with which engineers justify not maintaining and upgrading city water lines in the predominantly Muslim settlement of Premnagar, whose residents previously...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-024
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... scientific traveler and natural historian (see part VI), visited the eastern lowlands in the early years after independence, once the erstwhile Spanish colonies had been opened up to foreign travelers and trade. His drawings lay out the mission settlements in Concepción (Moxos region) and San José (Chiquitos...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-047
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... in the country. He received advantageous offcial support, and obtained information and insights from a variety of sources, including creole intellectuals, local priests, and indigenous peoples. His Voyage dans l’Amérique Méridionale offered an exotic yet sympathetic account of Bolivia, and his engravings...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... about the provinces from older Spanish conquistadors. He supplemented his information by interviewing Inka nobles in Cuzco and was generally sympathetic to Inka perspectives, as this extract from his chronicle suggests. His general account of mitimaes applies well to the southern Andes, and he...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... travelers and trade. His drawings lay out the mission settlements in Concepción (Moxos region) and San José (Chiquitos region), based on information provided by the descendants of the colonial residents. The missions were important economic and demographic centers, and the drawings depict the religious...