Urban Pakistan: Frames for Reading and Imagining Urbanism (Oxford in Pakistan Readings in Sociology & Social Anthropology)

Urban Pakistan: Frames for Reading and Imagining Urbanism (Oxford in Pakistan Readings in Sociology & Social Anthropology)

By: Ali Khan (editor), Khalid W. Bajwa (editor)Hardback

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There is a noticeable absence of compiled works on Pakistani Urbanism. Urban Pakistan not only seeks to fill this gap but also selectively attempts to update the state of the art and thus sets the platform for further works. It provides an essential resource for the fields of urban studies, sociology, anthropology, history, analysis, design, planning, management, and policy. This book epitomises the search for a valid position on Urbanism within the context of the enigmatic development of the cities of Pakistan, both big and small. It seeks to unravel the confusion emanating from unfulfilled planning ambitions for over six decades now. While it is an attempt to present urban environments as layered precipitates of civilisation, they are discussed as instrumentalities and support infrastructures of cultural practices. Urban Pakistan synthesises important but dispersed writings and their associated bibliographies, and identifies gaps that are patched by new works. It is a resource which will enable deeper investigations and will be of value to academics and researchers in these fields. The writings are arranged under four frames - 1: Enterprise and Invention, 2: Space and Everyday, 3: Image and Culture, 4: Identity and Politics - in order to demonstrate their overall significance and also outline the issues surrounding each frame.

About Author

Dr Khalid W. Bajwa is Professor and Department Head at the Department of Architecture and Design, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), Lahore. Earlier, he served as Associate Professor at the School of Architecture, Beaconhouse National University, Lahore. He teaches courses on architecture design, urban design, design research, and on urbanism and modernity in architecture. Dr Ali Khan is presently Associate Professor of Anthropology and Department Chair at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). He teaches courses on the anthropology of development, qualitative research methods, child and bonded labour and on ritual and belief systems.

Contents

PUBLISHER'S ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ; SERIES EDITOR'S INTRODUCTION ; PREFACE ; INTRODUCTION ; FRAME 1: ENTERPRISE AND INVENTION ; 1. IMPLEMENTING URBANISATION IN PAKISTAN ; S.M. ALI AND R.A. RUMI ; 2. URBANISATION OF EVERYBODY: INSTITUTIONAL IMPERATIVES AND SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION IN PAKISTAN ; MOHAMMAD A. QADEER ; 3. URBANISATION AND CLIMATE CHANGE IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES: OPTIONS FOR PAKISTAN ; ABID MEHMOOD ; 5. INTEGRATED PLANNING FOR FOOD AND ENERGY ; SARTAJ AZIZ ; 6. UNDERESTIMATING URBANISATION ; REZA ALI ; 7. ON MEASURING THE COMPLEXITY OF URBAN LIVING ; LUBNA HASAN ; FRAME 2: SPACE AND EVERYDAY ; 8. DYNAPOLIS AND THE CULTURAL AFTERSHOCKS: THE DEVELOPMENT IN THE MAKING OF ISLAMABAD AND THE REALITY TODAY ; AHMED ZAIB K. MAHSUD ; 9. PLANNING AND LIVING IN ISLAMABAD: MASTER PLAN CHANGES AND PEOPLE'S ACTIONS ARE TRANSFORMING PAKISTAN'S CAPITAL ; HERMANN KREUTZMANN ; 10. THINKING WITH THE CITY: URBAN WRITING IN COLONIAL LAHORE ; WILLIAM GLOVER ; 11. THE WALLED CITY OF LAHORE: MODES OF MARGINALITY AND SPECIFICITY OF SPATIAL STRUCTURE AND URBAN LIFE ; KHALID W. BAJWA AND PEER SMETS ; 12. LAHORE: THEN (1960 AND 1980), NOW (2000), AND ITS FUTURE PROSPECTS ; ANIS-UR-RAHMAAN ; FRAME 3: IMAGE AND CULTURE ; 13. 'PULP FICTION': READING PAKISTANI DOMESTICITY ; KAMRAN ASDAR ALI ; 14. STEREOTYPES AND BOUNDARIES: PATHAN IN GILGIT, NORTHERN PAKISTAN ; MARTIN SOKEFELD ; 15. SHIFTING TIES: SOCIAL NETWORKS IN THE SURGICAL INSTRUMENT CLUSTER OF SIALKOT, PAKISTAN ; KHALID NADVI ; 16. 'SKILL VS. SCALE': THE TRANSFORMATION OF TRADITIONAL OCCUPATIONS IN THE ANDROON SHEHR ; ALI KHAN, MANAL M. AHMAD, AND SANA F. MALIK ; 17. THE HAIRBRUSH AND THE DAGGER-MEDIATING MODERNITY IN LAHORE ; RICHARD MCGILL MURPHY ; 18. DYNAMICS OF GATED COMMUNITIES, THEIR IMPACT AND CHALLENGES FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: A CASE STUDY OF LAHORE, PAKISTAN ; ANIS- UR-RAHMAAN AND BUSHRA ANIS ; FRAME 4: IDENTITY AND POLITICS ; 19. 'BORDERS' AND 'BOUNDARIES' IN KARACHI: 1948-1955 ; SARAH ANSARI ; 20. SINDHI VS. MOHAJIR IN PAKISTAN: CONTRADICTION, CONFLICT, COMPROMISE ; S. AKBAR ZAIDI ; 21. ON POPULAR PARTICIPATION IN A CULTURE OF PATRONAGE; PATRONS AND GRASSROOTS ORGANISATIONS IN A SITES AND SERVICES PROJECT IN HYDERABAD, PAKISTAN ; JAN VAN DER LINDEN ; 22. THE POLITICAL AND INSTITUTIONAL BLOCKAGES TO GOOD GOVERNANCE: THE CASE OF THE LYARI EXPRESSWAY IN KARACHI ; ARIF HASAN ; POSTSCRIPT ; BIBLIOGRAPHY ; NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS ; INDEX

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780199063376
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 550
  • ID: 9780199063376
  • weight: 816
  • ISBN10: 0199063370

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