Urban Residence : Housing and Social Transformations in Globalizing Ecuador.Material type: TextLanguage: English Original language: German Series: Latin America studiesPublication details: New York : Berghahn Books, 2012. Description: 1 online resource (330 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780857453723; 0857453726Subject(s): City planning -- Ecuador -- Citizen participation | Dwellings -- Ecuador -- Design and construction -- Citizen participation | Housing development -- Ecuador -- Citizen participation | Urban anthropology -- Ecuador | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- City Planning & Urban Development | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Globalization | City planning -- Citizen participation | Urban anthropology | EcuadorGenre/Form: Electronic book. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Urban Residence : Housing and Social Transformations in Globalizing Ecuador.DDC classification: 307.1 | 307.1/21609866 LOC classification: HT169 .E24 | K5313 2012Online resources: Click here to access online
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List of Figures and Tables; List of Abbreviations; Preface; Introduction Urban Living and Architecture; 1 -- Intermediate Andean Cities; 2 -- Neighborhood Dialectics; 3 -- Habits in House Building; 4 -- Fashionable Homes; 5 -- Transformations in Cuencan Architecture; 6 -- Riobamba, Disordered City; 7 -- The Ordinary City; Appendix Ethnographic Urban Research; Glossary; References; Index.
Riobamba and Cuenca, two intermediate cities in Ecuador, have become part of global networks through transnational migration, incoming remittances, tourism, and global economic connections. Their landscape is changing in several significant ways, a reflection of the social and urban transformations occurring in contemporary Ecuadorian society. Exploring the discourses and actions of two contrasting population groups, rarely studied in tandem, within these cities--popular-settlement residents and professionals in the planning and construction sector--this study analyzes how each is involved in ho.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.