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The Informal City - Michel S. Laguerre

Hardcover Published: 1st September 1994
ISBN: 9780333617670
Number Of Pages: 180

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In this book, Michel S.Laguerre argues that there exists an informal city located just beneath and in the interstices of the formal city. The metaphor is not geographical, but rather structural and hermeneutical. This is the city where manoeuvres that cannot be done publicly, legally, ethically or otherwise are performed. The author shows with illustrative data drawn from the American urban experience - the San Francisco-Oakland Metropolitan area - why and how the informal city must be seen as the hidden dimension of the formal city.

Introduction - The Informal City Approach - Informal Space - The Informal Economy - Informality and Urban Politics - Informality, Interstitiality and the Modern Firm - Informality and Urban Medical Practices - The Informal Arena of Inter-Ethnic Relations - Conclusion - References - Index

ISBN: 9780333617670
ISBN-10: 0333617673
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 180
Published: 1st September 1994
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.3 x 14.5  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 10