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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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Devising Relations

Devising Relations

Markets, Streets, Households, and Workshops

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Jakarta, Drawing the City Near

AbdouMaliq Simone

University of Minnesota Press

People figure themselves out by figuring arrangements of materials, of designing what is available to them in formats and positions that enable them different vantage points. What is possible for people to do with each other is largely a question of what exists between them, and how this “between” can be shaped as active points of reference, connection, and anchorage. How do markets, public spaces, infrastructure, attract things and people, draw them in, coalescence and expend their capacities. By taking materials out of their usual contexts, uses and meanings and then piecing them together, residents could produce unforeseen and not readily controllable ways of existing. This is a politics that goes beyond specific claims, interests, and agendas.

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

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