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  • City Life from Jakarta to Dakarby AbdouMaliq Simone

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 39.95

    City Life from Jakarta to Dakar  focuses on the politics incumbent to this process – an "anticipatory politics" – that encompasses a wide range of practices, calculations and economies. As such, the book is not a collection of case studies on a specific theme, not a review of developmental problems, nor does it marshal the focal cities as evidence... more...

  • Jakarta, Drawing the City Nearby AbdouMaliq Simone

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 81.00

    Jakarta, a city rife with disparities like many cities in the Global South, is undergoing rapid change. Alongside its megastructures, high-rise residential buildings, and franchised convenience stores, Jakarta’s massive slums and off-hour street markets foster an unsettled urban population surviving in difficult conditions. But where does the vast... more...

  • Always Something Elseby AbdouMaliq Simone

    Basler Afrika Bibliographien 2016; US$ 19.00

    The most extensive urban demographic transitions ahead will take place in Africa and Asia. These transitions occur in regions where the majority of inhabitants remain trapped in vulnerable employment, which limits the capacities to plan, save, invest, and afford critical amenities, as well as limits the horizons of what is considered possible. Yet,... more...

  • New Urban Worldsby AbdouMaliq Simone; Edgar Pieterse

    Wiley 2017; US$ 22.46

    It is well known that the world is transitioning to an irrevocable urban future whose epicentre has moved into the cities of Asia and Africa. What is less clear is how this will be managed and deployed as a multi-polar world system is being born. The full implications of this challenge cry out to be understood because city building (and retrofitting)... more...

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