This study uses examples of urban land appropriation for housing in South Africa to briefly illustrate how thinking pluralistically about urban appropriation might help better understand its actually existing forms in—and beyond—the global South.
This work is part of ‘Turning livelihoods to rubbish? Assessing the impacts of formalization and technologization of waste management on the urban poor’ project supported by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the UK Department for International Development.
Lawhon, M. , Pierce, J. and Makina, A. (2018), Provincializing urban appropriation: Agonistic transgression as a mode of actually existing appropriation in South African cities. Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, 39: 117-131. doi:10.1111/sjtg.12223
Provincializing urban appropriation: Agonistic transgression as a mode of actually existing appropriation in South African cities
Published 6 December 2017