Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya: Negotiating Urban Space in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya: Negotiating Urban Space in Malaysia

by Ross King
     
 

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… See more details below

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)

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 The phenomenal city : diversities of spaces 1

Ch. 2 The contested city : race and the social production of space 56

Ch. 3 The imagined city : Putrajaya, Cyberjaya and the multimedia super corridor 128

Ch. 4 The forgotten city : spatial representations and their absences 169

Ch. 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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