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This book examines the active role of urban citizens in constructing alternative urban spaces as tangible resistance towards capitalist production of urban spaces that continue to encroach various neighborhoods. The collection of narratives presented here brings together research from ten different Asian cities and re-theorises the city from the perspective of ordinary people facing moments of crisis, contestations, and cooperative quests to create alternative spaces to those being produced under prevailing urban processes. The chapters accent the exercise of human agency through daily practices in the production of urban space and the intention is not one of creating a romantic or utopian vision of what a city "by and for the people" ought to be. Rather, it is to place people in the centre as mediators of city-making with discontents about current conditions and desires for a better life.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half-Title, Title, Copyright
  2. pp. 1-4
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  1. About the Three UKNA Volumes
  2. Paul Rabé
  3. pp. 5-6
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. 7-10
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. 11-12
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  1. 1. Cities by and for the People
  2. Yves Cabannes, Mike Douglass, Rita Padawangi
  3. pp. 13-40
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  1. 2. How to Prove You are Not a Squatter: Appropriating Space and Marking Presence in Jakarta
  2. Jörgen Hellman
  3. pp. 41-68
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  1. 3. Inhabitants of Spontaneous Settlements in Bangkok: Networks and Actions Changing the Contemporary Metropolis
  2. Fanny Gerbeaud
  3. pp. 69-98
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  1. 4. Collaborative Urban Farming Networks in Bangkok: Promoting Collective Gardens and Alternative Markets as Theatres of Social Action
  2. Piyapong Boossabong
  3. pp. 99-126
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  1. 5. The Struggle to Create Alternative Urban Spaces: An Attempt by a Theatre Group in Hong Kong
  2. Ngai Ming Yip
  3. pp. 127-150
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  1. 6. Making the Music Scene, Making Singapore: Jumping Spatio-Sonic Scales in a Southeast Asian City-State
  2. Steve Ferzacca
  3. pp. 151-176
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  1. 7. Connecting with Society and People through ‘Art Projects’ in an Era of Personalization
  2. Motohiro Koizumi
  3. pp. 177-200
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  1. 8. Activating Alternatives in Public Market Trade: The Resilience of Urban Fresh Food Provisioning in Baguio, the Philippines
  2. B. Lynne Milgram
  3. pp. 201-228
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  1. 9. From Street Hawkers to Public Markets: Modernity and Sanitization Made in Hong Kong
  2. Maurizio Marinelli
  3. pp. 229-258
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  1. 10. Street Vending from the Right to the City Approach: The Appropriation of Bhadra Plaza
  2. Lila Oriard Colin
  3. pp. 259-282
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  1. 11. Surviving Existence through a Built Form: The Advent of the Daseng Sario
  2. Cynthia R. Susilo, Bruno De Meulder
  3. pp. 283-312
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  1. 12. Ethnic Place-Making in Cosmopolis: The Case of Yeonbeon Village in Seoul
  2. Myung-rae Cho
  3. pp. 313-340
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 341-348
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789048536252
Related ISBN
9789462985223
MARC Record
OCLC
1111341467
Pages
344
Launched on MUSE
2019-08-04
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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