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This article examines the controversies and struggles surrounding the Uruguayan workers confederation march from Montevideo to the exclusive resort city of Punta del Este in 2002. At stake were competing visions of the present and future direction of Uruguay. Punta del Este is central to the...
This paper examines the construction and marketing of recent upscale gated communities on the Egyptian capital's desert outskirts. Discussing questions of design and their use in promotional materials, I show how global inventories of architecture and social lifestyles are inserted in concrete...
With respect to the contemporary built environment, notions of space and place may be constructed, framed and defined by the seemingly transitory varieties of movement as much as by more normative, physical locales of residence, work and recreation that generally receive the greatest...
During the 1990s an increasing number of New Delhi's elite neighborhoods erected gates with guards at their entrances. A process, which elsewhere has been termed fortification or gating, is unfolding in the city. In the context of changing class relations in urban India this article explores the...
In post‐socialist Tanzania people rarely articulate economic disparity in terms of class. Instead idioms of space and place are employed to designate differences between the haves and have‐nots. The material presented in this paper was gathered during 1999‐2000 research among a group of poor...
In Bombay (Mumbai), the global phenomenon of gated residential enclaves is burgeoning. The city has a long history of residential segregation along religious and ethno‐linguistic lines; the new developments are more inward‐looking, however, in that they seek to create private, self‐sufficient...
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