Urban Perspectives from the Global South

Urban Geography in South Africa

Perspectives and Theory

Editors: Massey, Ruth, Gunter, Ashley (Eds.)

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  • Provides a succinct theoretical and empirical analysis and discussion of urban issues in South Africa
  • Brings together leading authors in discussion on South African urban issues
  • Serves as a unique base for scholars and students interested in urban perspectives from the South
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This book embraces South Africa and its place in the Global South, providing a succinct theoretical and empirical analysis and discussion of urban issues in the country. There have been sporadic calls from the Urban Geography community for the development of an overarching and comprehensive text that explores contemporary processes and practices taking place in urban South Africa and, more widely, the Global South. This is an edited collection of chapters by leading urban theorists and practitioners working on various themes within urban South Africa and serves as a base for scholars and students interested in urban perspectives from countries in the Global South. 

About the authors

Dr Ruth Massey a Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Huddersfield (UK) and a Research Associate at the University of the Free State (South Africa). As an Urban and Development Geographer her core research interests lie in understanding the governance and social dynamics within low-income communities in the Global South using the lens of housing and energy infrastructure. She has served as a council member of the South African Geographical Society (SSAG) and is currently a committee member of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG): Political Geography Research Group (PolGRG). Dr Massey has published in a number of international, peer-reviewed journals and has presented papers and seminars on urban development at universities and conferences around the world. 
Prof Ashley Gunter is an Associate Professor in Geography at the University of South Africa. He started his academic career at Monash South Africa, a branch campus of Monash University in Australia. His research interests lie in the neoliberal state of education in the post-apartheid South African system as well as infrastructure and development. He served as a council member of the South African Geographical Society, has been a Research Fellow at Oxford University and the University of Edinburgh, and is an Associate Member of the OpenSpace Research Centre. He is on the editorial board of InterEspaço: Revista de Geografia e Interdisciplinaridade, and Cogent: Social Science. He has published and presented on development issues in South Africa

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-25369-1
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-25368-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Urban Geography in South Africa
Book Subtitle
Perspectives and Theory
Editors
  • Ruth Massey
  • Ashley Gunter
Series Title
Urban Perspectives from the Global South
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-25369-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-25369-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-25368-4
Series ISSN
2511-2171
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 292
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 24 illustrations in colour
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