ARI - Springer Asia Series

Cleavage, Connection and Conflict in Rural, Urban and Contemporary Asia

Editors: Bunnell, Tim, Parthasarathy, D., Thompson, Eric C. (Eds.)

  • Multi-city and multi-national compilation of rural/urban issues
  • Features detailed research findings from four separate Asian nations
  • Data relevant to broader analysis of the interplay between cities and rural areas ​
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Asia, the location of the world’s fastest-growing economies, is also home to some of the fastest rates of urbanization humanity has ever seen, a process whose speed renders long-term outcomes highly unpredictable. This volume contrasts with much published work on the rural/urban divide, which has tended to focus on single case studies. It provides empirical perspectives from four Asian countries: India, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand, and includes a wealth of insights that both critique and expand popular notions of the rural-urban divide. The volume is relevant not just to Asian contexts but to social scientific research on population dynamics more generally.

 

Rather than deploying a single study to chart national trends, three chapters on each country make possible much more complex perspectives. As a result, this volume does more than extend our understanding of the interplay between cities and hinterlands within Asia. It enhances our notions of rural/urban cleavages, connections and conflicts more generally, with data and analysis ready for application to other contexts. Of interest to diverse scholars across the social sciences and Asian studies, this work includes accounts ranging from rural youth real estate entrepreneurs in Hyderabad, India, to social development in Aceh province in Indonesia, devastated by the 2004 tsunami, to the relationship between urban space and commonly held notions of the supernatural in Thailand’s northern city of Chiang Mai.  

Reviews

“This is a welcome addition to the literature on rural-urban relations in contemporary Asia. … the book appears as an overview of issues relevant to the fields of urban planning, cultural geography, sociology, political science and social anthropology, in Southeast and South Asia. … The book is an original contribution which succeeds in showing the problematic aspects of rural and urban categories for governance and political imagination.” (Jean-François Bissonnette, Pacific Affairs, Vol. 88 (1), March, 2015)


“This book has something for everyone interested in urban-rural interactions in contemporary Asia. It presents case studies from a number of Asian countries, and from different disciplinary perspectives. This diversity of approaches lends vitality to the book, and exposes the reader – from whatever intellectual background – to new and challenging ideas”. (Professor Gavin W. Jones, Director, JY Pillai Comparative Asia Research Centre, Global Asia Institute, National University of Singapore)

 "There is a growing acknowledgment that urbanization is perhaps the most important dynamic in this century, and Asia is where it is taking place at the fastest pace. This book makes an important contribution to bringing up to date the literature on rural-urban linkages and helps understand current transformations in the region and the tensions underlying them. Essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the complexity of urbanization dynamics in India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand." (Cecilia Tacoli PhD, Human Settlements Group, International Institute for Environment and Development)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction: Place, Society and Politics Across Urban and Rural Asia

    Thompson, Eric C. (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • Rural, Urban, and Regional: Re-spatializing Capital and Politics in India

    Parthasarathy, D.

    Pages 15-30

  • Rural Youths as Real Estate Entrepreneurs in Globalizing Hyderabad

    Maringanti, Anant

    Pages 31-46

  • Livelihoods and Development: Socioeconomic Exclusion in Mumbai’s Hinterland

    Louw, Stephen John (et al.)

    Pages 47-62

  • Regional Governance in Decentralizing Indonesia: Learning from the Success of Urban-Rural Cooperation in Metropolitan Yogyakarta

    Hudalah, Delik (et al.)

    Pages 65-82

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cleavage, Connection and Conflict in Rural, Urban and Contemporary Asia
Editors
  • Tim Bunnell
  • D. Parthasarathy
  • Eric C. Thompson
Series Title
ARI - Springer Asia Series
Series Volume
3
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-5482-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-5482-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-5481-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8301-9
Series ISSN
2367-105X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 248
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