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  • 1
    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    2020
    ISBN: 9781108649377  ISBN: 9781108491938 (hardback)  ISBN: 9781108741330 (paperback) 
    Title: Demanding development
    Subtitle: the politics of public goods provision in India's urban slums
    Publisher(s): Cambridge University Press
    Year of publication: 2020
    Document type: Online Resource
    Physical description: 1 online resource (xvii, 304 pages)
    ISBN: 9781108649377 , 9781108491938 (hardback) , 9781108741330 (paperback)
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: India's urban slums exhibit dramatic variation in their access to local public goods and services - paved roads, piped water, trash removal, sewers, and streetlights. Why are some vulnerable communities able to demand and secure development from the state while others fail? Drawing on more than two years of fieldwork in the north Indian cities of Bhopal and Jaipur, Demanding Development accounts for the uneven success of India's slum residents in securing local public goods and services. Auerbach's theory centers on the political organization of slum settlements and the informal slum leaders who spearhead resident efforts to make claims on the state - in particular, those slum leaders who are party workers. He finds striking variation in the extent to which networks of party workers have spread across slum settlements. Demanding Development shows how this variation in the density and partisan distribution of party workers across settlements has powerful consequences for the ability of residents to politically mobilize to improve local conditions
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  • 2
    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    2020
    ISBN: 9780691185811 
    Title: Billionaire Wilderness
    Subtitle: The Ultra-Wealthy and the Remaking of the American West
    Publisher(s): Princeton University Press
    Year of publication: 2020
    Document type: Online Resource
    ISBN: 9780691185811
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: How rich people use nature to enhance their status, find rural salvation, and resolve the complex predicaments in their livesBillionaire Wilderness takes you inside the exclusive world of the ultra-wealthy, showing how today's richest people are using the natural environment to solve the existential dilemmas they face. Justin Farrell spent five years in Teton County, Wyoming, the richest county in the United States, and a community where income inequality is the worst in the nation. He conducted hundreds of in-depth interviews, gaining unprecedented access to tech CEOs, Wall Street financiers, oil magnates, and other prominent figures in business and politics. He also talked with the rural poor who live among the ultra-wealthy and often work for them. The result is a penetrating account of the far-reaching consequences of the massive accrual of wealth, and an eye-opening and sometimes troubling portrait of a changing American West where romanticizing rural poverty and conserving nature can be lucrative-socially as well as economically.Weaving unforgettable storytelling with thought-provoking analysis, Billionaire Wilderness reveals how the ultra-wealthy are buying up the land and leveraging one of the most pristine ecosystems in the world to climb even higher on the socioeconomic ladder. The affluent of Teton County are people burdened by stigmas, guilt, and status anxiety-and they appropriate nature and rural people to create more virtuous and deserving versions of themselves. This incisive and compelling book reveals the hidden connections between wealth concentration and the environment, two of the most pressing and contentious issues of our time
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  • 3
    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    2019
    ISBN: 9781776143856  ISBN: 9781776143849 (hardback) 
    Contributer: Charlton, Sarah , Didier, Sophie , Dörmann, Kirsten
    Title: Politics and community-based research
    Subtitle: perspectives from Yeoville Studio, Johannesburg
    Publisher(s): Wits University Press
    Year of publication: 2019
    Document type: Online Resource
    Physical description: 1 online resource (xii, 417 pages)
    ISBN: 9781776143856 , 9781776143849 (hardback)
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: Politics and Community-Based Research: Perspectives from Yeoville Studio, Johannesburg provides a textured analysis of a contested urban space that will resonate with other contested urban spaces around the world and challenges researchers involved in such spaces to work in creative and politicised ways. This edited collection is built around the experiences of Yeoville Studio, a research initiative based at the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Through themed, illustrated stories of the people and places of Yeoville, the book presents a nuanced portrait of the vibrance and complexity of a post-apartheid, peri-central neighbourhood that has often been characterised as a ‘slum’ in Johannesburg. These narratives are interwoven with theoretical chapters by scholars from a diversity of disciplinary backgrounds, reflecting on the empirical experiences of the Studio and examining academic research processes. These chapters unpack the engagement of the Studio in Yeoville, including issues of trust, the need to align policy with lived realities and social needs, the political dimensions of the knowledge produced and the ways in which this knowledge was, and could be used
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  • 4
    Book
    Book
    2019
    ISBN: 978-0-226-66144-5  ISBN: 978-0-226-66158-2 
    Title: The origins of the dual city
    Subtitle: housing, race, and redevelopment in twentieth-century Chicago
    Publisher(s): Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press
    Document type: Book
    Physical description: xii, 364 Seiten Illustrationen, Karten
    ISBN: 978-0-226-66144-5 , 978-0-226-66158-2
    Parallel edition(s): 978-0-226-66161-2
    Footnote: Includes bibliographical references and index
    Abstract: How policy paradigms change -- Housing reform in the private city -- A formula for urban redevelopment -- Creating a unified business elite -- New institutions for a new governing agenda -- The attack on the slums -- The new convergence of power -- Learning to live with the slums.
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  • 5
    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    2019
    ISBN: 9781644691328 
    Contributer: Hochstadt, Steve
    Title: A Century of Jewish Life in Shanghai
    Publisher(s): Academic Studies Press
    Year of publication: 2019
    Document type: Online Resource
    ISBN: 9781644691328
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: For a century, Jews were an unmistakable and prominent feature of Shanghai life. They built hotels and stood in bread lines, hobnobbed with the British and Chinese elites and were confined to a wartime ghetto. Jews taught at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, sold Viennese pastries, and shared the worst slum with native Shanghainese. Three waves of Jews, representing three religious and ethnic communities, landed in Shanghai, remained separate for decades, but faced the calamity of World War II and ultimate dissolution together.In this book, we hear their own words and the words of modern scholars explaining how Baghdadi, Russian and Central European Jews found their way to Shanghai, created lives in the world's most cosmopolitan city, and were forced to find new homes in the late 1940s
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  • 6
    Book
    Book
    2019
    ISBN: 978-3-8376-4774-7  ISBN: 3-8376-4774-9 
    Institution(s): Leibniz Universität Hannover , Transcript GbR
    Title: Alltagskulturen in den Slums von Nairobi
    Subtitle: eine geographiedidaktische Studie zum kritisch-reflexiven Umgang mit Raumbildern
    Publisher(s): Bielefeld : transcript
    University location: Hannover
    Document type: Book
    Physical description: 354 Seiten Illustrationen
    Thesis: Dissertation , Leibniz Universität Hannover
    ISBN: 978-3-8376-4774-7 , 3-8376-4774-9
    Parallel edition(s): Erscheint auch als: Online-Ausgabe, PDF: 978-3-8394-4774-1
    Contents: ......Stadtstruktur Nairobis | 57 3.2 Slums in Nairobi | 60 3.3......
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  • 7
    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    2019
    ISBN: 978-3-412-51304-7 
    Institution(s): Böhlau-Verlag (Köln)
    Title: An den Rändern der Stadt?
    Subtitle: soziale Räume der Armen in St. Petersburg (1850-1914)
    Publisher(s): Wien ; Köln ; Weimar : Böhlau Verlag
    University location: Mainz
    Document type: Online Resource
    Physical description: 1 Online-Ressource (403 Seiten) Illustrationen
    Collective title(s): Peripherien ; Band 4
    Thesis: Habilitationsschrift , Johannes Gutenberg- Universität Mainz , 2016
    ISBN: 978-3-412-51304-7
    Parallel edition(s): Erscheint auch als: Druck-Ausgabe: 978-3-412-51302-3
    Classification (DDC): Informatik, Wissen, Systeme
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  • 8
    Book
    Book
    2019
    ISBN: 978-3-412-51302-3  ISBN: 3-412-51302-4 
    Institution(s): Böhlau-Verlag (Köln)
    Title: An den Rändern der Stadt?
    Subtitle: soziale Räume der Armen in St. Petersburg (1850-1914)
    Publisher(s): Wien ; Köln ; Weimar : Böhlau Verlag
    University location: Mainz
    Document type: Book
    Physical description: 402 Seiten Illustrationen, Karten 23 cm x 15.5 cm
    Collective title(s): Peripherien ; Band 4
    Thesis: Habilitationsschrift , Johannes Gutenberg-Universität , 2016
    ISBN: 978-3-412-51302-3 , 3-412-51302-4
    Parallel edition(s): Erscheint auch als: An den Rändern der Stadt?: Online-Ausgabe: 978-3-412-51303-0
    Erscheint auch als: An den Rändern der Stadt?: Online-Ausgabe: 978-3-412-51304-7
    Footnote: Quellen- und Literaturverzeichnis: Seite 376-398
    Classification (DDC): Informatik, Wissen, Systeme
    Contents: ......und „Peripherie“ .......................................................... 23 1.4. „Slums“ und „Unterschichten“ ......................................................... 26 1.5.......
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  • 9
    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    2016
    ISBN: 9780812292572 
    Contributer: Birch, Eugenie L , Chattaraj, Shahana , Wachter, Susan M
    Title: Slums
    Subtitle: How Informal Real Estate Markets Work
    Publisher(s): University of Pennsylvania Press
    Year of publication: 2016
    Document type: Online Resource
    ISBN: 9780812292572
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: Large numbers of people in urbanizing regions in the developing world live and work in unplanned settlements that grow through incremental processes of squatting and self-building. Slums: How Informal Real Estate Markets Work shows that unauthorized settlements in rapidly growing cities are not divorced from market forces; rather, they must be understood as complex environments where state policies and market actors still do play a role. In this volume, contributors examine how the form and function of informal real estate markets are shaped by legal systems governing property rights, by national and local policy, and by historical and geographic particularities of specific neighborhoods. Their essays provide detailed portraits of individuals and community organizations, revealing in granular detail the working of informal real estate markets, and they review programs that have been implemented in unconventional settlements to provide lessons about the effectiveness and implementation challenges of different approaches.Chapters explore the relationships between informality, state policies, and market forces from a range of disciplinary perspectives and on different scales, from an analysis of the relationship between regulations and housing in 600 developing world cities to an ethnographic account of the buying and selling of houses in Rio de Janeiro's favelas. While many of the book's contributors focus on the emerging economies of India and Brazil, the conclusions drawn illustrate dynamics relevant to developing countries throughout the Global South. The diversity of perspectives combines to create a rich understanding of an important, complex, and understudied topic.Contributors: Arthur Acolin, Sai Balakrishnan, Eugenie L. Birch, José Brakarz, Shahana Chattaraj, Sebastian Galiani, David Gouverneur, Yvonne Mautner, Paavo Monkkonen, Vinit Mukhija, Janice E. Perlman, Lucas Ronconi, Bish Sanyal, Ernesto Schargrodsky, Patrí
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  • 10
    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    2016
    ISBN: 9781474406871  ISBN: 9781474406864 (hardback) 
    Person(s): Krstić, Igor
    Title: Slums on screen
    Subtitle: world cinema and the planet of slums
    Publisher(s): Edinburgh University Press
    Year of publication: 2016
    Document type: Online Resource
    Physical description: 1 online resource (ix, 283 pages)
    ISBN: 9781474406871 , 9781474406864 (hardback)
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: From Jacob Riis' How The Other Half Lives (1890) to Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire (2008), Igor Krstić outlines a transnational history of films that either document or fictionalise the favelas, shantytowns, barrios poulares or chawls of our 'planet of slums'
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