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TitleDissent and cultural resistance in Asia's cities / edited by Melissa Butcher and Selvaraj Velayutham
Imprint London ; New York : Routledge, 2009
Descript xiii, 207p. : ill ; 24 cm


Introduction: cultures of resistance in Asia's transforming cities. -- Seeds of dissent: the politics of resistance to Beijing's Olympic redevelopment. -- Negotiating Beijing's identity at the turn of the twentieth century. -- Quietly, quietly, quietly: Beijing's migrant civil society organisations. -- Singapore's public housing spaces: alter-'native' spaces in transition. -- 'Talking cock': everyday dissent through complaint and humour in Singapore. -- Negotiating urban activism: women, vending and the transformation of streetscapes in the urban Philippines. -- The streets of Kuala Lumpur: city-space, 'race' and civil disobedience. -- Campaigning against its eviction: local trade in new 'world-class' Delhi. -- Re-writing Delhi: cultural resistance and cosmopolitan texts. -- Why loiter? radical possibilities for gendered dissent.

City and town life -- Asia Protest movements -- Asia Dissenters -- Asia

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