Johannesburg

Author: Sarah Nuttall
Editor: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822381214
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Johannesburg: The Elusive Metropolis is a pioneering effort to insert South Africa’s largest city into urban theory, on its own terms. Johannesburg is Africa’s premier metropolis. Yet theories of urbanization have cast it as an emblem of irresolvable crisis, the spatial embodiment of unequal economic relations and segregationist policies, and a city that responds to but does not contribute to modernity on the global scale. Complicating and contesting such characterizations, the contributors to this collection reassess classic theories of metropolitan modernity as they explore the experience of “city-ness” and urban life in post-apartheid South Africa. They portray Johannesburg as a polycentric and international city with a hybrid history that continually permeates the present. Turning its back on rigid rationalities of planning and racial separation, Johannesburg has become a place of intermingling and improvisation, a city that is fast developing its own brand of cosmopolitan culture. The volume’s essays include an investigation of representation and self-stylization in the city, an ethnographic examination of friction zones and practices of social reproduction in inner-city Johannesburg, and a discussion of the economic and literary relationship between Johannesburg and Maputo, Mozambique’s capital. One contributor considers how Johannesburg’s cosmopolitan sociability enabled the anticolonial projects of Mohandas Ghandi and Nelson Mandela. Journalists, artists, architects, writers, and scholars bring contemporary Johannesburg to life in ten short pieces, including reflections on music and megamalls, nightlife, built spaces, and life for foreigners in the city. Contributors: Arjun Appadurai, Carol A. Breckenridge, Lindsay Bremner, David Bunn, Fred de Vries, Nsizwa Dlamini, Mark Gevisser, Stefan Helgesson, Julia Hornberger, Jonathan Hyslop, Grace Khunou, Frédéric Le Marcis, Xavier Livermon, John Matshikiza, Achille Mbembe, Robert Muponde, Sarah Nuttall, Tom Odhiambo, Achal Prabhala, AbdouMaliq Simone

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The City Of Johannesburg Official Guide

Author: Johannesburg (South Africa). City Council
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Emerging Johannesburg

Author: Richard Tomlinson
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317794249
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Johannesburg is most often compared with Sao Paulo and Los Angeles and sometimes even with Budapest, Calcutta and Jerusalem. Johannesburg reflects and informs conditions in cities around the world. As might be expected from such comparisons, South Africa's political transformation has not led to redistribution and inclusive social change in Johannesburg. In Emerging Johannesburg the contributors describe the city's transition from a post apartheid city to one with all too familiar issues such as urban/suburban divide in the city and its relationship to poverty and socio-political power, local politics and governance, crime and violence, and, especially for a city located in Southern Africa, the devastating impact of AIDS.

Johannesburg

Author: Lizzie Williams
Editor: Bradt Travel Guides
ISBN: 9781841621760
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In the past year Johannesburg has made enormous strides in creating a safe, dynamic city which has won two awards from the British Guild of Travel Writers. This pocket-sized guide will give confidence to business and holiday travellers wanting to make the most of a visit to the major sites as well as Johannesburg's other attractions, including excellent museums telling the story of South Africa's turbulent history, markets which sell cheeses and Cape wineland produce, art galleries showcasing local painting as well as bohemian cafés which personify the "Rainbow Nation".

Johannesburg Pioneer Journals 1888 1909

Author: Maryna Fraser
Editor: Van Riebeeck Society, The
ISBN: 9780620094320
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Johannesburg

Author: Lindsay Bremner
Editor: Ste Pub
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This intriguing study frames a view of the rapidly transforming city of Johannesburg and explores the new identities, bonds, and intimacies forming in the midst of, or in between, the new rigidities and spatial enclosures of the emerging city.

Pictorial History Of Johannesburg

Author: Anna H. Smith
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Johannesburg Portraits

Author: Mike Alfred
Editor: Jacana Media
ISBN: 9781919931333
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Tells the story of Johannesburg's geography; its economic, political, and social history; and its vibrant personality through the lives of prominent Johannesburg citizens.

Johannesburg

Author: Peter Kallaway
Editor: Ohio University Press
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