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Simone, AbdouMaliq

Improvised Lives: Rhythms of Endurance in an Urban South

Simone, AbdouMaliq - Improvised Lives: Rhythms of Endurance in an Urban South, ebook

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The poor and working people in cities of the South find themselves in urban spaces that are conventionally construed as places to reside or inhabit. But what if we thought of popular districts in more expansive ways that capture what really goes on within them? In such cities, popular districts are the settings of more uncertain operations that take place under the cover of darkness, generating uncanny alliances among disparate bodies, materials and things and expanding the urban sensorium and its capacities for liveliness.

In this important new book AbdouMaliq Simone explores the nature of these alliances, portraying urban districts as sites of enduring transformations through rhythms that mediate between the needs of residents not to draw too much attention to themselves and their aspirations to become a small niche of exception. Here we discover an urban South that exists as dense rhythms of endurance that turn out to be vital for survival, connectivity, and becoming.

Keywords: Cities; city life; urban; urban spaces; urbanization; global South; postcolonialism; postcolonial theory; urban sociology; urban geography; subaltern; experience; lived experience, Urban Geography, Urban Politics, Urban Geography, Urban Politics

Author(s)
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2018
Language
en
Edition
1
Series
After the Postcolonial
Page amount
120 pages
Category
Upbringing, Education
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9781509523399
Printed ISBN
9781509523351

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