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A politics of Waiting in Southern (African) Cities (Una politica di attesa nelle città del sud (Africa))
Titolo Rivista:  TERRITORIO
Autori/Curatori: Sophie Oldfield
Anno di pubblicazione: 2017 Fascicolo: 81 Lingua: Inglese
Numero pagine: 4 P. 38-41 Dimensione file: 691 KB
DOI: 10.3280/TR2017-081008
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The majority in global southern cities wait: for development, for housing, for work, for an alternative to violence, for a better future. Central to contemporary city life, waiting, and practices of making do ‘in the meanwhile’, are legitimised in emotional attachments to the state and its projects as well as legal and policy frameworks. The paper engages a global southern literature on the condition of waiting in relation to the practice and politics of waiting for housing in South African urban contexts. It reflects on the micro politics of waiting, practices of quiet encroachment, exploring how and where citizens wait and make do, and their encounters with the state in these processes

La maggioranza nelle città del global south aspetta: per lo sviluppo, per la casa, per il lavoro, per un’alternativa alla violenza, per un futuro migliore. Centrali nella vita contemporanea, l’attesa e le pratiche del ‘fare nel frattempo’ sono legittimate nei legami emotivi con lo Stato e con i suoi progetti, cosí come nei quadri legali e politici. Il saggio interroga la letteratura sul global south sulla condizione di attesa in relazione alle pratiche e alle politiche per l’housing nei contesti urbani del Sudafrica e riflette su micro politiche dell’attesa, pratiche di silenziosi abusi, indagando come e dove i cittadini aspettano e si arrangiano, e i loro scontri con lo Stato in questi processi

Keywords: Attesa; housing; città


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Sophie Oldfield, A politics of Waiting in Southern (African) Cities in "TERRITORIO" 81/2017, pp. 38-41, DOI:10.3280/TR2017-081008

     


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