9780226643144-022664314X-The Patchwork City: Class, Space, and Politics in Metro Manila

The Patchwork City: Class, Space, and Politics in Metro Manila

ISBN-13: 9780226643144
ISBN-10: 022664314X
Edition: First
Author: Garrido, Marco Z.
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Format: Paperback 288 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780226643144
ISBN-10: 022664314X
Edition: First
Author: Garrido, Marco Z.
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Format: Paperback 288 pages

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Acknowledged authors Garrido, Marco Z. wrote The Patchwork City: Class, Space, and Politics in Metro Manila comprising 288 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 022664314X and 9780226643144. Since then The Patchwork City: Class, Space, and Politics in Metro Manila textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.79 or rent at the marketplace.

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In contemporary Manila, slums and squatter settlements are peppered throughout the city, often pushing right up against the walled enclaves of the privileged, creating the complex geopolitical pattern of Marco Z. Garrido’s “patchwork city.” Garrido documents the fragmentation of Manila into a mélange of spaces defined by class, particularly slums and upper- and middle-class enclaves. He then looks beyond urban fragmentation to delineate its effects on class relations and politics, arguing that the proliferation of these slums and enclaves and their subsequent proximity have intensified class relations. For enclave residents, the proximity of slums is a source of insecurity, compelling them to impose spatial boundaries on slum residents. For slum residents, the regular imposition of these boundaries creates a pervasive sense of discrimination. Class boundaries then sharpen along the housing divide, and the urban poor and middle class emerge not as labor and capital but as squatters and “villagers,” Manila’s name for subdivision residents. Garrido further examines the politicization of this divide with the case of the populist president Joseph Estrada, finding the two sides drawn into contention over not just the right to the city, but the nature of democracy itself.

The Patchwork City illuminates how segregation, class relations, and democracy are all intensely connected. It makes clear, ultimately, that class as a social structure is as indispensable to the study of Manila—and of many other cities of the Global South—as race is to the study of American cities.

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