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Author Harms, Erik (Anthropologist), author.

Title Luxury and rubble : civility and dispossession in the new Saigon / Erik Harms.

Publication Info. Oakland, California : University of California Press, 2016.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (x, 288 pages) : illustrations, maps
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Asia: local studies/global themes ; 32
Asia--local studies/global themes ; 32.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-274) and index.
Contents Introduction : luxury and rubble -- pt. 1. Luxury -- Civilizing the wastelands : a short history of urban development in Phú M Hung -- Civilization city -- Exercising consciousness : self and society in a privatizing space of exclusion -- pt. 2. Rubble -- Thu Thiêm futures past : a short history of seeing without seeing -- Building a civilized, modern, and sentimental city -- From the rubble -- Conclusion : civility and dispossession.
Summary "Luxury and Rubble is the tale of two cities within a city. It is the story of two master-planned, mixed-use residential and commercial developments that are changing the face of Ho Chi Minh City. The two developments that Erik Harms examines are examples of urban development projects known in Vietnam as 'New Urban Zones.' These programs, which were born in the early 1990s, are steadily reorganizing the urban landscape in cities across the country. For many Vietnamese, they are a symbol of the country's emergence into global modernity and post-socialist economic reforms. However, they are also sites of great contestation, sparking land disputes and controversies over how to compensate evicted residents. This is a vivid portrayal of urban reorganization along deeply human terms, which delves into the complex and sometimes contradictory experiences of individuals grappling with the forces of privatization in a socialist country"--Provided by publisher.
Subject City planning -- Vietnam -- Ho Chi Minh City.
Asian history.
Regional and national history.
Social and cultural anthropology, ethnography Mod Social and cultural anthropology, ethnography.
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
Sociology and anthropology.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
City planning. (OCoLC)fst00862177
Vietnam -- Ho Chi Minh City. (OCoLC)fst01221529
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Harms, Erik (Anthropologist). Luxury and rubble. Oakland, California : University of California Press, 2016 (DLC) 2016026715
ISBN 9780520966017 (electronic book)
0520966015 (electronic book)
9780520292512 (paperback)
0520292510 (paperback)

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