Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya: Negotiating Urban Space in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya: Negotiating Urban Space in Malaysia

by Ross King
     
 

ISBN-10: 082483318X

ISBN-13: 9780824833183

Pub. Date: 06/28/2008

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press, The

Arguably Southeast Asia's most spectacular city, Kuala Lumpur - widely known as KL - has just celebrated 50 years as the national capital of Malaysia. But KL now has a very different twin in Putrajaya, the country's new administrative capital. Where KL is a diverse, cosmopolitan, multi-racial metropolis, Putrajaya fulfils an elitist vision of a Malay-Muslim utopia. KL

Overview

Arguably Southeast Asia's most spectacular city, Kuala Lumpur - widely known as KL - has just celebrated 50 years as the national capital of Malaysia. But KL now has a very different twin in Putrajaya, the country's new administrative capital. Where KL is a diverse, cosmopolitan, multi-racial metropolis, Putrajaya fulfils an elitist vision of a Malay-Muslim utopia. KL's multi-cultural richness is reflected in the brilliance and diversity of its architecture and urban spaces; Putrajaya, by contrast, is an architectural homage to an imagined Middle East.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780824833183
Publisher:
University of Hawaii Press, The
Publication date:
06/28/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
321
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures ix

Acknowledgements xiii

Sources xv

Glossary and Abbreviations xvii

Preface xxi

Chapter 1 The Phenomenal City Diversities of Spaces 1

Chapter 2 The Contested City Race and the Social Production of Space 56

Chapter 3 The Imagined City Putrajaya, Cyberjaya and the Multimedia Super Corridor 128

Chapter 4 The Forgotten City Spatial Representations and their Absences 169

Chapter 5 The Metamorphic City In the Interstices of the Hyperspace, Cyberspace and the Malay World 203

Afterword Widening Divide or Conciliatory Space 253

Notes 262

References 281

Index 300

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