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Johannesburg : the elusive metropolis / edited by Sarah Nuttall and Achille Mbembe ; with an afterword by Arjun Appadurai and Carol A. Breckenridge.

Contributor(s): Nuttall, Sarah | Mbembé, J.-Achille, 1957-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2008Description: viii, 398 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780822342625 (cloth : alk. paper); 0822342626 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780822342847 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0822342847 (pbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): Sociology, Urban -- South Africa -- Johannesburg | Johannesburg (South Africa) -- Social conditions | Johannesburg (South Africa) -- CivilizationDDC classification: 306.0968221 JOH Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
Afropolis / Achille Mbembe and Sarah Nuttall -- Aesthetics of Superfluity / Achille Mbembe -- People as Infrastructure / Abdoumaliq Simone -- Stylizing the Self / Sarah Nuttall -- Gandhi, Mandela, and the African Modern / Jonathan Hyslop -- Art Johannesburg and Its Objects / David Bunn -- The Suffering Body of the City / Frederic Le Marcis -- Literary City / Sarah Nuttall -- Voice Lines -- Instant City / John Matshikiza -- Soweto Now / Achille Mbembe, Nsizwa Dlamini and Grace Khunou -- The Arrivants / Tom Odhiambo and Robert Muponde -- Johannesburg, Metropolis of Mozambique / Stefan Helgesson -- Sounds in the City / Xavier Livermon -- Nocturnal Johannesburg / Julia Hornberger -- Megamalls, Generic City / Fred De Vries -- Yeoville Confidential / Achal Prabhala -- From the Ruins / Mark Gevisser -- Reframing Township Space / Lindsay Bremner -- Afterword: The Risk of Johannesburg / Arjun Appadurai and Carol A. Breckenridge.
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"A public culture book"--Prelim. p.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [355]-373) and index.

Introduction. Afropolis / Achille Mbembe and Sarah Nuttall -- 1. Aesthetics of Superfluity / Achille Mbembe -- 2. People as Infrastructure / Abdoumaliq Simone -- 3. Stylizing the Self / Sarah Nuttall -- 4. Gandhi, Mandela, and the African Modern / Jonathan Hyslop -- 5. Art Johannesburg and Its Objects / David Bunn -- 6. The Suffering Body of the City / Frederic Le Marcis -- 7. Literary City / Sarah Nuttall -- Voice Lines -- Instant City / John Matshikiza -- Soweto Now / Achille Mbembe, Nsizwa Dlamini and Grace Khunou -- The Arrivants / Tom Odhiambo and Robert Muponde -- Johannesburg, Metropolis of Mozambique / Stefan Helgesson -- Sounds in the City / Xavier Livermon -- Nocturnal Johannesburg / Julia Hornberger -- Megamalls, Generic City / Fred De Vries -- Yeoville Confidential / Achal Prabhala -- From the Ruins / Mark Gevisser -- Reframing Township Space / Lindsay Bremner -- Afterword: The Risk of Johannesburg / Arjun Appadurai and Carol A. Breckenridge.

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