City Life from Jakarta to DakarCity Life from Jakarta to Dakar



As such, the book is not a collection of case studies on a specific theme, not a review of developmental problems, nor does it marshal the focal cities as evidence of particular urban trends.

Author: AbdouMaliq Simone

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135850241

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City Life from Jakarta to Dakar focuses on the politics incumbent to this process – an "anticipatory politics" – that encompasses a wide range of practices, calculations and economies. As such, the book is not a collection of case studies on a specific theme, not a review of developmental problems, nor does it marshal the focal cities as evidence of particular urban trends. Rather, it examines how possibilities, perhaps inherent in these cities all along, are materialized through the everyday projects of residents situated in the city and the larger world in very different ways.

City Life from Jakarta to DakarCity Life from Jakarta to Dakar



URBAN. PLAYERS,. WHAT. DO. THE. BIG. PLAYERS. DO? As indicated earlier, North Jakarta is an especially jumbledup landscape of ports, ... This question goes beyond whether the way of life to be defended is particularly just or equitable, ...

Author: AbdouMaliq Simone

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135850234

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City Life from Jakarta to Dakar focuses on the politics incumbent to this process – an "anticipatory politics" – that encompasses a wide range of practices, calculations and economies. As such, the book is not a collection of case studies on a specific theme, not a review of developmental problems, nor does it marshal the focal cities as evidence of particular urban trends. Rather, it examines how possibilities, perhaps inherent in these cities all along, are materialized through the everyday projects of residents situated in the city and the larger world in very different ways.

Jakarta Drawing the City NearJakarta Drawing the City Near



In Jakarta, Drawing the City Near, AbdouMaliq Simone examines how people who the largest part of the population, such as the craftsmen, shopkeepers, and public servants, navigate and affect positive developments.

Author: AbdouMaliq Simone

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9781452942940

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Jakarta, a city rife with disparities like many cities in the Global South, is undergoing rapid change. Alongside its megastructures, high-rise residential buildings, and franchised convenience stores, Jakarta’s massive slums and off-hour street markets foster an unsettled urban population surviving in difficult conditions. But where does the vast middle of urban life fit into this dichotomy? In Jakarta, Drawing the City Near, AbdouMaliq Simone examines how people who the largest part of the population, such as the craftsmen, shopkeepers, and public servants, navigate and affect positive developments. In a city where people of diverse occupations operate in close proximity to each other, appearance can be very deceptive. Set in a place that on the surface seems remarkably dysfunctional, Simone guides readers through urban spaces and encounters, detailing households, institutions, markets, mosques, and schools. Over five years he engaged with residents from three different districts, and now he parses out the practices, politics, and economies that form present-day Jakarta while revealing how those who face uncertainty manage to improve their lives. Simone illustrates how the majority of Jakarta’s population, caught between intense wealth and utter poverty, handle confluence and contradictions in their everyday lives. By exploring how inhabitants from different backgrounds regard each other, how they work together or keep their distance in order to make the city in which they reside endure, Jakarta, Drawing the City Near offers a powerful new way of thinking about urban life.

Jakarta Drawing the City NearJakarta Drawing the City Near



AbdouMaliq Simone illustrates how the majority ofJakarta's population, caught between intense wealth and utter poverty, handlesconfluence and contradictions in their everyday lives.

Author: AbdouMaliq Simone

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ISBN: 0816693366

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Page: 320

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Jakarta, a city rife with disparities like many cities in the Global South, is undergoing rapid change. Alongside its megastructures, high-rise residential buildings, and franchised convenience stores, Jakarta's massive slums and off-hour street markets foster an unsettled urban population surviving in difficult conditions. But where does the vast middle of urban life fit into this dichotomy? In Jakarta, Drawing the City Near, AbdouMaliq Simone examines how people who the largest part of the population, such as the craftsmen, shopkeepers, and public servants, navigate and affect positive developments. In a city where people of diverse occupations operate in close proximity to each other, appearance can be very deceptive. Set in a place that on the surface seems remarkably dysfunctional, Simone guides readers through urban spaces and encounters, detailing households, institutions, markets, mosques, and schools. Over five years he engaged with residents from three different districts, and now he parses out the practices, politics, and economies that form present-day Jakarta while revealing how those who face uncertainty manage to improve their lives. Simone illustrates how the majority of Jakarta's population, caught between intense wealth and utter poverty, handle confluence and contradictions in their everyday lives. By exploring how inhabitants from different backgrounds regard each other, how they work together or keep their distance in order to make the city in which they reside endure, Jakarta, Drawing the City Near offers a powerful new way of thinking about urban life.

Always Something Else Urban Asia and Africa as ExperimentAlways Something Else Urban Asia and Africa as Experiment



The most extensive urban demographic transitions ahead will take place in Africa and Asia.

Author: AbdouMaliq Simone

Publisher: BASLER AFRIKA BIBLIOGRAPHIEN

ISBN: 9783905758818

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Page: 51

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The most extensive urban demographic transitions ahead will take place in Africa and Asia. These transitions occur in regions where the majority of inhabitants remain trapped in vulnerable employment, which limits the capacities to plan, save, invest, and afford critical amenities, as well as limits the horizons of what is considered possible. Yet, the aspirations for mobility, security, consumption, and attainment are enormous. How can different rationalities and practices of everyday sociality be more effectively connected to the prevailing concepts informing formal political and policymaking projects? How can incommensurable facets of urban life be folded into each other as a matter of an enlarged political practice? There is no pre-existent map that tells us how to link these equally important dimensions of urban life. Thus, any effort to consider the relationship between them is by necessity an experiment.

After the New OrderAfter the New Order



As cited in “Pemindahan ibukota mendesak dilakukan” [Moving the capital city is urgent] Koran Jakarta, 29 October 2010. ... Other Cities, Other Worlds; Simone, City Life from Jakarta to Dakar; Lim, Incomplete Urbanism; Roy and Ong (eds.) ...

Author: Abidin Kusno

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824837457

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After the New Order follows up Abidin Kusno’s well-received Behind the Postcolonial and The Appearances of Memory. This new work explores the formation of populist urban programs in post-Suharto Jakarta and the cultural and political contradictions that have arisen as a result of the continuing influence of the Suharto-era’s neoliberal ideology of development. Analyzing a spectrum of urban agendas from waterfront city to green environment and housing for the poor, Kusno deepens our understanding of the spatial mediation of power, the interaction between elite and populist urban imaginings, and how past ideologies are integral to the present even as they are newly reconfigured. The book brings together eight chapters that examine the anxiety over the destiny of Jakarta in its efforts to resolve the crisis of the city. In the first group of chapters Kusno considers the fate and fortune of two building types, namely the city hall and the shop house, over a longue duree as a metonymy for the culture, politics, and society of the city and the nation. Other chapters focus on the intellectual legacies of the Sukarno and Suharto eras and the influence of their spatial paradigms. The final three chapters look at social and ecological consciousness in the post-Suharto era. One reflects on citizens’ responses to the waterfront city project, another on the efforts to “green” the city as it is overrun by capitalism and reaching its ecological limits. The third discusses a recent low-income housing program by exploring the two central issues of land and financing; it illuminates the interaction between the politics of urban space and that of global financial capitalism. The epilogue, consisting of an interview with the author, discusses Kusno’s writings on contemporary Jakarta, his approach to history, and how his work is shaped by concerns over the injustices, violence, and environmental degradation that continue to accompany the city’s democratic transition. After the New Order will be essential reading for anyone—including Asianists, urban historians, social scientists, architects, and planners—concerned with the interplay of space, power, and identity.

Moving Cities Contested Views on Urban LifeMoving Cities Contested Views on Urban Life



Urban Africa: Changing Contours of Survival in the City . London, New York: Zed Books; Palgrave Macmillan, 1–26 . Simone, AbdouMaliq (2010) City Life from Jakarta to Dakar: Movements at the Crossroads . Abingdon: Routledge .

Author: Lígia Ferro

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783658184629

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Page: 226

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The texts of the book focus on the problems and challenges of urban change, especially in Europe, in the contemporary context of intense mobility. The main topics are mobility, urban social structure, migrations, urban inequalities, urban activism, community, neighbourhood life, uses of public spaces and methodological approaches to urban life such as ethnography.

Urban Life Worlds in MotionUrban Life Worlds in Motion



Space, Culture, and Inclusive Pluralism in Cities Worldwide. Washington D.C.: Woodrow Wilson Center: 169-186. Lemert, Charles. 2009. 'Foreword'. In: AbdouMaliq Simone. 2010. City Life from Jakarta to Dakar. New York: Routledge: ix-xii.

Author: Hans Peter Hahn

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 9783839420225

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Page: 228

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Urban agglomerations host the most vital and creative societies. This applies particularly to Africa, where cities have the highest growth rates world-wide and where the urban population is younger than anywhere else. Urban life-worlds are the basis for the development of new lifestyles and new cultural phenomena. Based on empirical ethnographic research, this book presents case studies that enhance our understanding of the dynamics of urbanity in Africa and beyond - by envisioning cities as crossroads where cultures, biographies and networks meet.

Re Inventing the Postcolonial in the MetropolisRe Inventing the Postcolonial in the Metropolis



sociology has been particularly interested in the affiliations between urban studies and postcolonial theory. ... 2014); AbdouMaliq Simone, City Life from Jakarta to Dakar: Movements at the Crossroads (New York & London: Routledge, ...

Author: Cecile Sandten

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004328761

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Page: 462

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The volume Re-Inventing the Postcolonial (in the) Metropolis offers a wide-ranging collection of interdisciplinary essays by international scholars that address the postcolonial urban imaginary across five continents.

JakartaJakarta



Claiming spaces and rights in the city Jorgen Hellman, Marie Thynell, Roanne van Voorst. 531–554. Rukmana, D. (2015). ... City life from Jakarta to Dakar: Movements at the crossroads. New York: Routledge. Simone, A. (2011).

Author: Jorgen Hellman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351620444

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Jakarta is being transformed in an unknown speed and manner by new types of urban authorities and drivers of transformation. These actors are moving in a field of opportunity that was created by recent and severe changes in the economic, socio-political and natural environment of Jakarta. Including chapters written by contributors who have lived and worked in Jakarta for years, this book shows how urban space in Jakarta is increasingly created by the entanglement of different layers that co-exist in political and socio-economic life, with actors criss-crossing between formal and informal spheres. In each case the authors explore who are the drivers of urban change, and what are the processes in shaping the current and future city of Jakarta. Not denying that former elites are still a critical force in shaping Jakarta, the book analyses to what extent former stakeholders are undermined, and what types of new authorities or social institutions are emerging. It examines how drivers of transformation claim their right to space in the city and how their actions and strategies reflect their vision on the future of Jakarta. An important addition to the discussion of urban change and development, this book will be of interest to scholars interested in Indonesia, South-East Asia, urbanization, development research, anthropology and globalization.