Planet of Slums

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ISBN: 9781844671601
Release Date: 2007-09-17
Number of pages: 228
Author: Mike Davis
Publisher: Verso

Download and read online Planet of Slums in PDF and EPUB Celebrated urban theorist Davis provides a global overview of the diverse religious, ethnic, and political movements competing for the souls of the new urban poor.


Planet der Slums

Filename: planet-der-slums.pdf
ISBN: 3935936567
Release Date: 2007
Number of pages: 247
Author: Mike Davis
Publisher:

Download and read online Planet der Slums in PDF and EPUB Mike Davis konstatiert in diesem ambitionierten und verstörenden Buch eine" Kopernikansche Wende"der menschlichen Siedlungsgeschichte. Denn nie zuvor überstieg der Anteil der Stadtbevölkerung den Anteil der auf dem Land Wohnenden und nie zuvor sah sich eine ungeheure Anzahl von über einer Milliarde Menschen gezwungen, ihr Überleben in Armut, im Schmutz der Müllhalden, ohne (sauberes) Wasser, ohne Toiletten, ohne irgendeine Art der Gesundheits- oder Sozialversorgung zu organisieren. Die Megaslums des" Südens"sind Ausdruck einer im höchsten Maße ungleichen und instabilen urbanen Welt. Hier treffen die sozialen Fronten der Globalisierung in radikaler Weise aufeinander.


Planet der Slums Hyperwachstum ungebremst und informell

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ISBN: 9783656849636
Release Date: 2014-11-28
Number of pages: 29
Author: Markus Schädle
Publisher: GRIN Verlag

Download and read online Planet der Slums Hyperwachstum ungebremst und informell in PDF and EPUB Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2014 im Fachbereich Geowissenschaften / Geographie - Bevölkerungsgeographie, Stadt- u. Raumplanung, Note: 1,3, Universität Augsburg, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Eine Milliarde. So viele, der sieben Milliarden Menschen auf unserer Erde, leben in Slums oder in slumähnlichen Verhältnissen. Doch kann in Anbetracht dieser unvorstellbar großen Zahl schon von einem Planet der Slums die Rede sein? Forscher prognostizieren ein weiterhin starkes Wachstum der Weltbevölkerung und einen steigenden Anteil der sozialen Unterschicht. Sicher zu sein scheint, ohne hilfreiche Maßnahmen gegen das Problem, ist keine Aussicht auf die Linderung des Hyperwachstums absehbar. Nur die Frage nach dem „Wie“ stellt sich als schwer zu beantworten heraus. Um sich mit der Problematik der Slums konstruktiv auseinander setzen zu können, ist es notwendig, die Ursachen und Hintergründe des komplexen Themas zu verstehen und richtig zu deuten. Es gibt verschieden Arten von Slums in unterschiedlichen Regionen. Jedes Land hat eine andere Haltung gegenüber den Armenvierteln. Deshalb ist es notwendig, an die jeweiligen Bedingungen angepasste Lösungen zu suchen. Die folgende Arbeit versucht, dem Interessierten einen Einblick in die Materie zu ermöglichen, um sich ein allgemeines Bild über dieses Thema machen zu können. Der folgende Absatz gibt einen Überblick über die einzelnen Inhalte der Seminararbeit.


Slums on Screen

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ISBN: 1474406866
Release Date: 2016-04-26
Number of pages: 288
Author: Igor Krstic
Publisher:

Download and read online Slums on Screen in PDF and EPUB Near to one billion people call slums their home, making it a reasonable claim to describe our world as a 'planet of slums.' But how has this hard and unyielding way of life been depicted on screen? How have filmmakers engaged historically and across the globe with the social conditions of what is often perceived as the world's most miserable habitats? Combining approaches from cultural, globalization and film studies, Igor Krstic outlines a transnational history of films that either document or fictionalize the favelas, shantytowns, barrios poulares or chawls of our 'planet of slums', exploring the way accelerated urbanization has intersected with an increasingly interconnected global film culture. From Jacob Riis' How The Other Half Lives (1890) to Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire (2008), the volume provides a number of close readings of films from different historical periods and regions to outline how contemporary film and media practices relate to their past predeccesors, demonstrating the way various filmmakers, both north and south of the equator, have repeatedly grappled with, rejected or continuously modified documentary and realist modes to convey life in our 'planet of slums'.


Das Hybride der Slums

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ISBN: 9783836631402
Release Date: 2009-06-16
Number of pages: 58
Author: Eike Musall
Publisher: diplom.de

Download and read online Das Hybride der Slums in PDF and EPUB Inhaltsangabe:Abstract: Einem Labyrinth gleich verkörpern Spontansiedlungen und Selbstbauviertel Ordnung und Unordnung, Klarheit und Konfusion, Einheit und Vielfalt, Kunst und Chaos in einem. Der abrupte Wechsel zwischen Alt und Neu, Hoch und Niedrig, Hektik und Ruhe widerspricht allen herkömmlichen Regeln des Städtebaus, ergibt aber eine faszinierende und vielschichtige Lebendigkeit. Im Bereich städtebaulicher Agglomerate sind die hybriden Zonen, welche ohne das Mitwirken von Planern und Architekten entstehen, eine ganz besondere Spezies. In ihnen steckt ein gewaltiges Laboratorium urbanen Lebens, eine unerschöpfliche Quelle menschlicher Energie und Kreativität. Im Zuge der fortschreitenden Globalisierung und der regionalen Urbanisierungen erwachsen rund um den Globus wahre Megastädte. Verantwortlich hierfür sind, durch unterschiedlichste Einflüsse getrieben, meist die aus den ruralen Gebieten flüchtenden Bewohner, die nun neuen Wohnraum suchen und ihn auf teil- oder illegalen Bauflächen finden. Durch ihren sozialen Stand sind zudem immer mehr Stadtbewohner, zumeist armer Länder, vom formellen Wohnungsmarkt ausgeschlossen und besiedeln informelle Siedlungen. Häufig sind diese nicht direkt als Slum zu deklarieren, doch entstehen die meisten Selbstbauquartiere aus rudimentärsten Baustoffen und unter schwierigsten Bedingungen. Die Siedlungen spiegeln eine starke Ambivalenz wieder, da sie einerseits als Ventil für den Druck auf den Wohnungsmarkt diesen entspannen und andererseits durch Marginalität und Expansion eine parasitäre Bedrohung, nicht nur für die Grenzen einer Stadt darstellen. Allerdings sind durchaus reizvolle Phänomene mit den so genannten Squatter Settlements verbunden. So wandeln sich diese, durch die sich ständig ändernden Lebens- und Sozialverhältnisse bzw. Konsolidierungen der Viertel getrieben, dauerhaft und immer aufs Neue. Durch ihre massige Zahl und den nicht endenden Drang, ihr Heim zu verbessern und zu verschönern bzw. es anzupassen, verbauen Squatter wohl mehr Backsteine als es die formelle Architektur tut. Sie sind die größten Bauherren der Welt. Sicherlich sind die informellen Siedler nicht als Begründer städtebaulicher Agglomerate außerhalb architektonischer Planung zu sehen. So haben sich bereits in der Antike ganze Siedlungen an bestehende Strukturen gedockt oder in China viele Bevölkerungsgruppen eigene Ideen von Städtebau entwickelt - z.B. im Erdreich ihrer Lösfelder oder an steilen Berghängen. Allerdings treten [...]


Global Cinematic Cities

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ISBN: 9780231850995
Release Date: 2016-07-12
Number of pages: 224
Author: Johan Andersson
Publisher: Columbia University Press

Download and read online Global Cinematic Cities in PDF and EPUB Capturing a rapidly transforming urban world, this collection investigates the emerging dynamics between filmmaking and urban change on a global scale. It surveys film, media and screen cultures in Buenos Aires, Beijing, Berlin, Cairo, Copenhagen, Delhi, Kolkata, Lagos, Los Angeles, Malmö, Manila, Paris, Rome, and Shanghai. Drawing on work in film and urban studies, the volume innovatively rethinks the “cinematic city” and argues for its ongoing relevance. Film festivals, transnational production, public screens, media ecologies, nostalgia, cinephilia, infrastructure, and informal economies illuminate the juxtaposition of cinema and urban space. Works covered include The Bourne Legacy (2012), Her (2013), Medianeras (2011), Last Flight to Abuja (2012), Maach, Mishti, and More (2013), The Future of the Past (2012), Good Morning Aman (2009), Couscous (2007), the transnational television production The Bridge, and Chinese video art.


Body Parts on Planet Slum

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ISBN: 9780857287977
Release Date: 2011
Number of pages: 156
Author: Lisa Beljuli Brown
Publisher: Anthem Press

Download and read online Body Parts on Planet Slum in PDF and EPUB There is growing interest in urbanization as currently a third of the world’s urban population live in slums, and by 2030 there may be two billion slum dwellers across the globe (Davies 2004, 17). During economic crises, slum dwellers are involved in increasing feats of self-exploitation. The literature on slums and informal settlements tends to focus on economic survival strategies, particularly those of men. But how do women, as the most marginalized and excluded slum-dwellers, survive in the face of poverty and gender oppression? What are the emotional rather than material costs of poverty? This book conveys the rich fabric of life in the slum. ‘Body Parts on Planet Slum’ discusses the importance of Christianity and telenovelas, and explores what it is about women’s lives in particular that makes these stories so central. Yet it is also increasingly clear that for the poorest women, church attendance has become a rare luxury – whereas telenovelas are piped into their homes on a daily basis. The unemployed women watch up to six hours of telenovelas a day in the midst of arduous physical labour in the home. The women suffer in relation to their bodies, but invest in a masochistic glorification of suffering. It is this glorification of suffering that links the women’s lives to the telenovelas in crucial ways. It reveals disturbing valuations of women’s bodies that traverse reality and fiction, and connect to a central feminist question, ‘What is a woman?’


Annawadi oder der Traum von einem anderen Leben

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ISBN: 3426275929
Release Date: 2012
Number of pages: 336
Author: Katherine Boo
Publisher:

Download and read online Annawadi oder der Traum von einem anderen Leben in PDF and EPUB Annawadi ist ein Slum jenseits des luxuriösen Flughafens von Mumbai. Hier wohnen Tausende Menschen in notdürftig errichteten Hütten. Eng ist es hier und schmutzig. Und nicht selten fallen hungrige Ratten nachts über die Kinder her. In Annawadi lebt Abdul, der Müllsammler. Dass er geschickt ist in seinem Job, dass er Müll zu sammeln, zu sortieren und weiterzuverkaufen weiß wie kein Zweiter, ruft viele Neider auf den Plan. Denn der Erfolg des einen bedeutet den möglichen Ruin des anderen. Und jeder in dem Slum kämpft mit allen Mitteln um die pure Existenz. Katherine Boo erzählt nicht nur die Geschichten der Menschen in Annawadi - sie erzählt auch von ihrer Hoffnung und ihrem Streben nach einem besseren Leben und von den Auswirkungen des westlichen Konsums bis in dieses Eckchen der Welt.


Development and Social Change

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ISBN: 9781412955928
Release Date: 2008
Number of pages: 347
Author: Philip McMichael
Publisher: Pine Forge Press

Download and read online Development and Social Change in PDF and EPUB "Development and Social Change is a richly described and well written survey of change in the post-1950 period...The first edition was a practical and accessible contribution to the literature on social change. The fourth edition continues in this vein." -TEACHING SOCIOLOGY Explores development through historical narrative and examines the globalization/development paradox through in-depth case studies Development and Social Change: A Global Perspective, Fourth Edition, describes the dramatic acceleration of the global and political economy across three historical periods: colonialism, the development era, and the current era of globalization. Author Philip McMichael helps students make sense of a complex world in transition and explains how globalization became part of public discourse. Filled with case studies, this text makes the intricacies of globalization concrete, meaningful, and clear for students and moves them away from simple social evolutionary views, encouraging them to ponder social change, development, and global inequalities. The book challenges students to see themselves as global citizens whose consumption decisions have real implications. New to the Fourth Edition Links contemporary world issues such as slum proliferation, rebellion in Latin America, AIDS, the rise of China, and climate change to the long-term course of development as a global project Weaves a stronger ecological theme into the story and emphasizes gendered features of modernization, as well as the complexity of its progressive claims, urging students to think critically about the costs and benefits of development Reviews current trends and asks new questions about the future of international development Instructors Resources on CD are available to qualified instructors. Contact [email protected] or 1-800-818-7243 (6 am - 5 pm, PT) to request a copy. Intended Audience This text is an ideal core or supplementary text for a variety of undergraduate or beginning graduate courses such as Globalization, Social Development, and Social Change in departments of sociology, political science, and global studies.


Cities of Others

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ISBN: 9780295805429
Release Date: 2015-02-17
Number of pages: 344
Author: Xiaojing Zhou
Publisher: University of Washington Press

Download and read online Cities of Others in PDF and EPUB Asian American literature abounds with complex depictions of American cities as spaces that reinforce racial segregation and prevent interactions across boundaries of race, culture, class, and gender. However, in Cities of Others, Xiaojing Zhou uncovers a much different narrative, providing the most comprehensive examination to date of how Asian American writers - both celebrated and overlooked - depict urban settings. Zhou goes beyond examining popular portrayals of Chinatowns by paying equal attention to life in other parts of the city. Her innovative and wide-ranging approach sheds new light on the works of Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese American writers who bear witness to a variety of urban experiences and reimagine the American city as other than a segregated nation-space. Drawing on critical theories on space from urban geography, ecocriticism, and postcolonial studies, Zhou shows how spatial organization shapes identity in the works of Sui Sin Far, Bienvenido Santos, Meena Alexander, Frank Chin, Chang-rae Lee, Karen Tei Yamashita, and others. She also shows how the everyday practices of Asian American communities challenge racial segregation, reshape urban spaces, and redefine the identity of the American city. From a reimagining of the nineteenth-century flaneur figure in an Asian American context to providing a framework that allows readers to see ethnic enclaves and American cities as mutually constitutive and transformative, Zhou gives us a provocative new way to understand some of the most important works of Asian American literature.


Sonic Warfare

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ISBN: 9780262266338
Release Date: 2012-08-24
Number of pages: 296
Author: Steve Goodman
Publisher: MIT Press

Download and read online Sonic Warfare in PDF and EPUB Sound can be deployed to produce discomfort, express a threat, or create an ambience of fear or dread--to produce a bad vibe. Sonic weapons of this sort include the "psychoacoustic correction" aimed at Panama strongman Manuel Noriega by the U.S. Army and at the Branch Davidians in Waco by the FBI, sonic booms (or "sound bombs") over the Gaza Strip, and high-frequency rat repellants used against teenagers in malls. At the same time, artists and musicians generate intense frequencies in the search for new aesthetic experiences and new ways of mobilizing bodies in rhythm. In Sonic Warfare, Steve Goodman explores these uses of acoustic force and how they affect populations. Traversing philosophy, science, fiction, aesthetics, and popular culture, he maps a (dis)continuum of vibrational force, encompassing police and military research into acoustic means of crowd control, the corporate deployment of sonic branding, and the intense sonic encounters of sound art and music culture. Goodman concludes with speculations on the not yet heard--the concept of unsound, which relates to both the peripheries of auditory perception and the unactualized nexus of rhythms and frequencies within audible bandwidths


Naked Cities Struggle in the Global Slums

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ISBN: 9780955066436
Release Date: 2006-09-11
Number of pages: 144
Author: Mute
Publisher: Mute Publishing Ltd

Download and read online Naked Cities Struggle in the Global Slums in PDF and EPUB According to UN research data, by 2030 half of the world's population will be living in slums. Meanwhile, in Durban, residents of Forman and Kennedy Road settlements risk arrest and police violence to protest forced eviction and demand clean drinking water and sanitation. The statistics are not supposed to talk back. This issue of Mute, largely sparked by Mike Davis' claim that in the megaslums Muhammad and the Holy Ghost have superceded Marx, considers another view of the world's burgeoning 'naked cities'. Where the populace are refugees without rights or basic amenities, are new forms of political action emerging? Texts by: Amita Baviskar, Iain Boal, Anna Dezeuze, Michael Edwards, Melanie Gilligan, Anthony Iles, Demetra Kotouza, Penny Koutrolikou, Josaphat Robert Large, Felix Morisseau-Leroy, Kevin Pina, Richard Pithouse, Benedict Seymour and Rachel Weber"


besser w re keine

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ISBN: 9783104017334
Release Date: 2013-03-07
Number of pages: 416
Author: Kathrin Röggla
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

Download and read online besser w re keine in PDF and EPUB Politisches Denken und radikales Sprechen – Kathrin Rögglas Essays und Theaterstücke. Unsere Realität gleicht einem Katastrophenfilm, einem worst-case-Szenario, einem Shakespeare’schen Königsdrama: Wirtschaftskrisen, Medien-Hysterie, private Paranoia. Kathrin Röggla setzt ihre kritische Phantasie und ihre kluge Sprachkunst dagegen. Sie analysiert und seziert den Zustand unserer Zeit: fiktive Alarmierungen, reale Ängste und falsche Sehnsüchte. Lustvoll und konsequent, geistreich und spielerisch durchleuchten ihre Essays und Theaterstücke unsere Gegenwart.


Teaching Secondary Geography as if the Planet Matters

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ISBN: 9781136682155
Release Date: 2013-10-08
Number of pages: 192
Author: John Morgan
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online Teaching Secondary Geography as if the Planet Matters in PDF and EPUB 'Teaching Geography as if the Planet Matters provides a timely outline of powerful knowledge and arguments that will be needed to counter a strengthening of current curriculum orthodoxies. Not until school geography undergoes the revolution that this book outlines can it honestly claim to be contributing to more sustainable futures.' - John Huckle, Visiting Fellow at the University of York and was formerly Principal Lecturer in Educaton at De Montfort University. We are surrounded by images and warnings of impending environmental disaster. Climate change, famine, population growth and urban crisis coupled with more recent financial chaos all threaten our sense of what it will be like to live in the future. This thought-provoking text looks at how Geography teachers can develop approaches to curriculum and learning which help students understand the nature of the contemporary world. It sets out a model for teaching and learning that allows teachers to examine existing approaches to teaching and draw upon the insights of geography as a discipline to deepen students’ understanding of urban futures, climate change, ‘geographies of food’ and the ‘geographies of the credit crunch’. Features include: examples of suggested teaching activities questions and activities for further study detailed case studies sources of further reading and information The true worth of a school subject is revealed in how far it can account for and respond to the major issues of the time. The issue of the environment cuts across subject boundaries and requires an interdisciplinary response. Geography teachers are part of that response and they have a crucial role in helping students to respond to environmental issues and representations.


Cultural Theory

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ISBN: 9781405180832
Release Date: 2010-04-26
Number of pages: 548
Author: Imre Szeman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Download and read online Cultural Theory in PDF and EPUB Cultural Theory: An Anthology is a collection of the essential readings that have shaped and defined the field of contemporary cultural theory Features a historically diverse and methodologically concise collection of readings including rare essays such as Pierre Bourdieu s Forms of Capital (1986), Gilles Deleuze Postscript on Societies of Control (1992), and Fredric Jameson s Reification and Utopia in Mass Culture (1979) Offers a radical new approach to teaching and studying cultural theory with material arranged around the central areas of inquiry in contemporary cultural study the status and significance of culture itself, power, ideology, temporality, space and scale, and subjectivity Section introductions, designed to assist the student reader, provide an overview of each piece, explaining the context in which it was written and offering a brief intellectual biography of the author A large annotated bibliography of primary and secondary works for each author and topic promotes further research and discussion Features a useful glossary of critical terms