New Urban Worlds: Inhabiting Dissonant Times is cowritten by AbdouMaliq Simone, who is research professor at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Germany, and Edgar Pieterse, who is South African Research Chair in Urban Policy and director of the African Centre for Cities at the University of Cape Town.

Combining insights from their diverse activist engagements and policy experiences in Africa and Asia, as well as decades of urban scholarship, Simone and Pieterse bring into view new horizons of urban possibility in the face of political economic inequities and the unevenly felt consequences of ecologically damaging urbanization. The authors argue that alternative futures may be discerned and nurtured from the extant life worlds of the urban majority. Much is made of the need to pay attention to the fine grain of urban lives in the global South...

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