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ISBN-10: 981325226X
ISBN-13: 9789813252264
Publisher: National University of Singapore Press
Publish Date: 08/19/2023
Dimensions: 8.90" L, 5.90" W, 0.70" H

Jakarta: City of a Thousand Dimensions

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A study of the forces that shaped Jakarta into the city it is today.

Indonesian writer Seno Gumira Ajidarma has called Jakarta a city of a thousand dimensions. A megacity of 30 million under threat from rising sea levels and temperatures, Jakarta and its resilient residents improvise and thrive. This book teases out some of the dimensions that have given shape to contemporary Jakarta, including the city’s expanded flexibility in accommodating capital and labor, and the consistent lack of planning that can be understood as a result of both politics and the poetics of governing in the region. Jakarta is essential reading for those seeking to understand one of Asia’s most dynamic cities.

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"The urban is a mellifluous, often malevolent, cacophony of enactments, encumbered by plunder, and enlivened by singular inventions–a process no more illustriously embodied than by Jakarta, which has never been as brilliantly explored nor exorcised as in Kusno's meditations on urban governmentality as a means of ruling from the middle of things, a constant re-arrangement of oscillating fragments and power relations still fumbling for a universal ideal."
–AbdouMaliq Simone, The University of Sheffield
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Details

ISBN-10: 981325226X
ISBN-13: 9789813252264
Publisher: National University of Singapore Press
Publish Date: 08/19/2023
Dimensions: 8.90" L, 5.90" W, 0.70" H
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