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Jakarta, Drawing the City Near$
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AbdouMaliq Simone

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780816693351

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816693351.001.0001

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The Near-South

The Near-South

Between Megablock and Slum

(p.23) 1 The Near-South
Jakarta, Drawing the City Near

AbdouMaliq Simone

University of Minnesota Press

Offers a theoretical formulation that not only explores the ways in which major metropolitan areas of the Global South remain near to the conditions of urbanization usually associated with this designation and near to the contemporary trends of urbanization everywhere, but also keeps near a wide range of complexions, economies, and practices as instruments for situating and developing themselves within a globalized urban world.

Keywords:   Global South urbanism, urban politics, relational economy, sustainable development, city life, megacity, technicity, Jakarta, people as infrastructure

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