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Title Social theories of urban violence in the global South : towards safe and inclusive cities / edited by Jennifer Erin Salahub, Markus Gottsbacher and John de Boer
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018
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Description 1 online resource
Series Routledge studies in cities and development
Contents Cover; Half Title; Series Information; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Figures and tables; Notes on contributors; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Acronyms and abbreviations; Introduction: Global South theories of urban violence, poverty, and inequalities; Northern theory, Southern theory; Urban security and safety; Inclusion and exclusion; The city; Gender and urban violence; The research process; Concluding thoughts; Notes; References; Part I Gendered violences; 1 Intersections of gender, mobility, and violence in urban Pakistan; Introduction; Theoretical framework; City contexts
Physical mobilityGendered mobilities, masculinised spaces; Home; Streets and neighbourhoods; The city; Conclusion; Notes; References; 2 Men in the city: Changing gender relations and masculinities in Maputo, Mozambique; Introduction; Conceptual framework; Maputo: urbanisation and waves of violence; The spiritual dimension: a holistic reality; Gender-based violence in the city; Shifting norms and gender relations; "A woman is also a man": Men, power, and fragility; The meanings of lovolo; Male violence, spiritual husbands; Masculinity: from hegemonic to fragile to more equitable
Potential drivers of violence preventionConclusion; References; 3 "We don't know when the trucks will come": The quest for safe and inclusive cities in Zimbabwe; Introduction; Our research trajectory; Paper versus reality; Engaging the law; Solutions, or just more paper?; Section 74: Freedom from arbitrary eviction; Section 28: Shelter; Sex and gender on the agenda; Conclusion; Notes; References; Part II State violence; 4 The state, violence, and everydayness: Some insights from Delhi; Introduction; Violence as ordinary; Living violence: everyday life at Viklang Colony; Displacement
Street vendorsInfrastructure inequalities; Conclusion; Notes; References; 5 Urban community profiles: Safe relocation and resettlement in post-war Sri Lanka; Introduction; Urban displacement in Sri Lanka; Methodology and locations; Colombo: Sinhapura Phases 1 and 2; Jaffna: Passaiyoor; Discussion and conclusions; References; Part III Exclusion and violences; 6 Violence and social exclusion in urban contexts in Central America; Introduction; Core concepts; Social exclusion and violence; Social exclusion; Forms of violence; Links between social exclusion and violence
Violence in the intimate circle: family and neighboursViolence in public spaces: youth; Final considerations; Notes; References; 7 Social disorganisation and neighbourhood effects in Latin America: Insights and limitations; Introduction; Site selection; Theoretical framework: collective efficacy; The urban dimension and the role of migration; The efficacy of policing; Discussion; References; 8 Urban poverty and institutions in Venezuela; Introduction; Urban poverty and violence; The fragmented city; Social theories on crime in society; Theories of crime: the institutional dimension
Summary "While cities often act as the engines of economic growth for developing countries, they are alsofrequently the site of growing violence, poverty, and inequality. Yet, social theory, largely developed and tested in the Global North, is often inadequate in tackling the realities of life in the dangerous parts of cities in the Global South. Drawing on the findings of an ambitious five-year, 15-project research programme, Social Theories of Urban Violence in the Global South offers a uniquely Southern perspective on the violencepovertyinequalities dynamics in cities of the Global South. Through their research, urban violence experts based in low- and middle-income countries demonstrate how "urban violence" means different things to different people in different places. While some researchers adopt or adapt existing theoretical and conceptual frameworks, others develop and test new theories, each interpreting and operationalizing the concept of urban violence in the particular context in which they work. In particular, the book highlights the links between urban violence, poverty, and inequalities based on income, class, gender, and other social cleavages. Providing important new perspectives from the Global South, this book will be of interest to policymakers, academics, and students with an interest in violence and exclusion in the cities of developing countries."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Sociology, Urban -- Developing countries
Urban policy -- Developing countries.
Urban violence -- Developing countries
Urbanization -- Developing countries.
Violence -- Developing countries
Sociology, Urban.
Urban policy.
Urban violence.
Developing countries.
Form Electronic book
Author Boer, John de, editor.
Gottsbacher, Markus, editor.
Salahub, Jennifer Erin, editor.
LC no. 2017054821
ISBN 1351254693