Citizenship and Infrastructure: Practices and Identities of Citizens and the State

1st Edition

Charlotte Lemanski

Routledge
April 5, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 160 Pages - 3 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780815385974 - CAT# K346144
Series: Routledge Studies in Urbanism and the City

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Summary

This book brings together insights from leading urban scholars and explicitly develops the connections between infrastructure and citizenship.

It demonstrates the ways in which adopting an ‘infrastructural citizenship’ lens illuminates a broader understanding of the material and civic nature of urban life for both citizens and the state. Drawing on examples of housing, water, electricity and sanitation across South Africa, Africa and Asia, chapters reveal the ways in which exploring citizenship through an infrastructural lens, and infrastructure through a citizenship lens, allows us to better understand, plan and govern city life. The book emphasises the importance of acknowledging and understanding the dialectic relationship between infrastructure and citizenship for urban theory and practice. This book will be useful resource for researchers and students within Urban Studies, Geography, Development Studies, Planning, Politics, Architecture and Sociology.

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