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Luxury and Rubble is the tale of two cities in Ho Chi Minh City. It is the story of two planned, mixed-use residential and commercial developments that are changing the face of Vietnam’s largest city. Since the early 1990s, such developments have been steadily reorganizing urban landscapes across the country. For many Vietnamese, they are a symbol of the country’s emergence into global modernity and of post-socialist economic reforms. However, they are also sites of great contestation, sparking land disputes and controversies over how to compensate evicted residents. In this penetrating ethnography, Erik Harms vividly portrays the human costs of urban reorganization as he explores the complex and sometimes contradictory experiences of individuals grappling with the forces of privatization in a socialist country.

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  1. Title
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Dedication
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction: Luxury and Rubble
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  1. Part I. Luxury
  2. p. 25
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  1. 1. Civilizing the Wastelands: A Short History of Urban Development in Phú Mỹ Hưng
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  1. 2. Civilization City
  2. pp. 58-85
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  1. 3. Exercising Consciousness: Self and Society in a Privatizing Space of Exclusion
  2. pp. 86-114
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  1. Part II. Rubble
  2. p. 115
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  1. 4. Thủ Thiêm Futures Past: A Short History of Seeing without Seeing
  2. pp. 117-153
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  1. 5. Building a Civilized, Modern, and Sentimental City
  2. pp. 154-182
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  1. 6. From the Rubble
  2. pp. 183-209
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  1. Conclusion: Civility and Dispossession
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 223-228
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 229-260
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  1. Bibliography
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780520966017
Related ISBN(s)
9780520292512
MARC Record
OCLC
1085399385
Pages
304
Launched on MUSE
2019-02-13
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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