Год издания: 2005
Количество страниц: 139
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For the first time in history, over fifty percent of human beings live in cities. Perhaps more surprising is that cities in the developed world have been eclipsed in size and growth by the megacities of the underdeveloped world?the "global South." As primary sites for human consumption of natural resources and for pollution of the environment, these global cities will witness the twenty-first-century crises?ecological, political, and social?when they first become full-blown. Global Cities of the South examines these portending disasters unfolding in the megacities of the global South. This special issue challenges postcolonial theorists to engage with urban studies and challenges urban analysts to turn their focus to the postcolonialsocieties where these cities have developed. Gathering well-known scholars in postcolonial theory and urban studies, the collection opens an interdisciplinary exchange through a series of case studies focused on cities in Africa and...