Murray, Martin J.

City of extremes : the spatial politics of Johannesburg / Martin J. Murray. - Durham : Duke University Press, 2011. - xxix, 470 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm. - Politics, history, and culture . - Politics, history, and culture. .

Includes bibliographical references and index.

The restless urban landscape : the evolving spatial geography of Johannesburg -- The flawed promise of the high-modernist city : city building at the apex of apartheid rule -- Hollowing out the center : Johannesburg turned inside out -- Worlds apart : the Johannesburg inner city and the making of the outcast ghetto -- The splintering metropolis : laissez-faire urbanism and unfettered suburban sprawl -- Defensive urbanism after apartheid : spatial partitioning and the new fortification aesthetic -- Entrepreneurial urbanism and the private city -- Reconciling arcadia and utopia : gated residential estates at the metropolitan edge -- Epilogue. putting Johannesburg in its place : the ordinary city.

9780822347682 (pbk.)


Urban policy--South Africa--Johannesburg.
Urban sociology--South Africa--Johannesburg.


Johannesburg (South Africa)--Geography.
Johannesburg (South Africa)--Race relations.
Johannesburg (South Africa)--Politics and government.

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