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Published: 05 August 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7402-2
... eco-city new town satellite town urban-rural integration suburbanization ...
Series: American Encounters/Global Interactions
Published: 11 March 2008
DOI: 10.1215/9780822388913-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8891-3
Published: 05 August 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374022-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7402-2
... China has promoted sustainable urban development since the early 2000s, particularly new urbanism ideals of TOD (transit-oriented development) of satellite towns. Yet most experts indicate that these new cities ultimately fail to meet their sustainability goals. Instead, entrepreneurial local...
Published: 05 August 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7402-2
... urban development since the early 2000s, particularly new urbanism ideals of TOD (transit-oriented development) of satellite towns. Yet most experts indicate that these new cities ultimately fail to meet their sustainability goals. Instead, entrepreneurial local governments and institutions skillfully...
Published: 24 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375395-014
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7539-5
... This chapter tells train stories. It is about writing in trains and also narrating stories that take place on trains. “Mofussil Junction” refers to the colonial name for small (or provincial) towns and in this essay the author focuses on Patna, Bihar and Poughkeepsie, New York. Train...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 07 April 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373186-042
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7318-6
...The Many Limas (1940–) Between 1940 and 2010 Lima grew from five hundred thousand to at least 8 million people. Millions of internal migrants arrived, primarily from the Andes, filling the inner-city tenements and building “new towns” on the city’s outskirts, a term that was reinvented every...
Published: 18 November 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373766-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7376-6
... This chapter details the establishment of the occupation itself in different parts of the Dominican territory. Even as Spanish troops had barely arrived, a number of anticolonial mobilizations occurred. The new administration managed to crush these, including a center-island campaign...
Published: 30 September 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375111-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7511-1
... If the apartheid regime obsessed over ethnic, cultural, and racial differences, class differences have largely defined the post-apartheid era. This chapter pays particular attention to the new unfettered market capitalism, which has widened the gap between rich and poor as it promotes...
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...
Book Chapter

By Amitava Kumar
Published: 24 April 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7539-5
...Places This chapter tells train stories. It is about writing in trains and also narrating stories that take place on trains. “Mofussil Junction” refers to the colonial name for small (or provincial) towns and in this essay the author focuses on Patna, Bihar and Poughkeepsie, New York...
Series: Perverse Modernities: A Series Edited by Jack Halberstam and Lisa Lowe
Published: 01 January 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376194-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7619-4
... of normative gender and reworked local government into a proactive regulatory force. This did not indicate a shift from a “wide-open” frontier town to a “locked-down” police state, but it did signal the debut of a proactive local government that assumed new responsibilities for the social and moral order...
Published: 30 September 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375111-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7511-1
... of South Africa’s cities, Cape Town among them, the state deployed new development policies, including the provision of housing and basic infrastructure. As a strategy of divide and rule, development both turned those with formal homes against those living in shacks and created internal divisions of gender...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-144
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... In August 2011, lowland indigenous organizations set off on a new march to protest the government’s plan to build a highway through the Isiboro-Sécure Indigenous Territory and National Park ( tipnis ). It was a fraught moment—President Evo Morales had declared the road would go through...
Published: 29 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374428-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7442-8
... toured the towns and remote communities of northern Australia, selling records and cassette tapes and providing a foundational commercial media for a then-nascent Aboriginal consumer culture. From the 1950s on, Aboriginal performers themselves also turned to the genre, penning songs that drew on country...
Published: 09 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373926-031
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
..., with the official target of criminal activity a chimera. The analysis resonated as the local neighborhood association applied pressure on Michael Brody to close the Paradise Garage. Aware that the heating up of the real estate market made his eviction inevitable, David Mancuso began his own search for a new...
Published: 29 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374558-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7455-8
... This chapter begins by describing the celebrations that followed the announcement of the end of slavery in Brazil, on May 13, 1888. The explosions of joy as well as the parades of recently freed slaves and abolitionists through the streets of the cities and towns are examined for their various...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-098
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
..., but the so-called Military-Peasant Pact that had prevailed since the dictatorship of General René Barrientos in the 1960s. Under the pact, the state would guarantee peasant control over the land, or distribute new plots, in return for political loyalty. Strategically, the state sought to prevent the broad...
Series: Latin America Otherwise
Published: 10 March 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374923-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7492-3
... of Guadalupe Hidalgo designated the "savage tribes" as the enemy of both nations, as northern Mexican states established bounty programs for the heads or scalps of the indios bárbaros—Apache, Comanche, Seri, and Kiowa warriors who raided their towns and ranches from 1810 to 1870. U.S. whites, indigenous...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-134
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... In mid-2003, news began to filter out about a state plan to allow foreign corporations to extract natural gas from recently discovered and valuable reserves and to transport it through Chile, Bolivia’s historic adversary, to consumers in California. A broad range of social movements began...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-047
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... and 1837, reflect southern Peru’s participation in the alliance under the authority of Santa Cruz and announce the full consolidation of the confederate pact. Once the new nation was opened up for foreign curiosity and investment, a stream of travelers began to flow through. The scientific traveler...