9780415748537-0415748534-Infrastructural Lives: Urban Infrastructure in Context

Infrastructural Lives: Urban Infrastructure in Context

ISBN-13: 9780415748537
ISBN-10: 0415748534
Edition: 1
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: Routledge
Format: Paperback 262 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780415748537
ISBN-10: 0415748534
Edition: 1
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: Routledge
Format: Paperback 262 pages

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Acknowledged author wrote Infrastructural Lives: Urban Infrastructure in Context comprising 262 pages back in 2014. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0415748534 and 9780415748537. Since then Infrastructural Lives: Urban Infrastructure in Context textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Infrastructural Lives is the first book to describe the everyday experience and politics of urban infrastructures. It focuses on a range of infrastructures in both the global South and North. The book examines how day-to-day experience and perception of infrastructure provides a new and powerful lens to view urban sustainability, politics, economics, cultures and ecologies. An interdisciplinary group of leading and emerging urban researchers examine critical questions about urban infrastructure in different global contexts.

The chapters address water, sanitation, and waste politics in Mumbai, Kampala and Tyneside, analyse the use of infrastructure in the dispossession of Palestinian communities, explore the pacification of Rio’s favelas in the run-up to the 2014 World Cup, describe how people’s bodies and lives effectively operate as ‘infrastructure’ in many major cities, and also explores tentative experiments with low-carbon infrastructures.

These diverse cases and perspectives are connected by a shared sense of infrastructure not just as a ‘thing’, a ‘system’, or an ‘output,’ but as a complex social and technological process that enables – or disables – particular kinds of action in the city. Infrastructural Lives is crucial reading for academics, researchers, students and practitioners in urban studies globally.

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