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Title:Identity and space on the borderland between old and new in Shanghai: A case study PDF Logo
Authors:Iossifova, Deljana
Issue Date:2010
Series/Report no.:Working paper // World Institute for Development Economics Research 2010,39
Abstract:China's urban geography has been dramatically altered over the past three decades. The co-presence of splinters in urban fabric - contrasting and continuously changing in terms of condition, use, and socio-cultural consistency - is symptomatic for the country's contemporary transition, suspending existing spatial and temporal disconnections particularly on the borderland in-between old and new, poor and rich, traditional and modern. Focusing on three urban groups (long-term urban residents, rural newcomers, and urban newcomers) in a district of sociospatial diversity in Shanghai, this paper examines trajectories of urban restructuring, aspects of sociospatial identification, and elements of the person-environment-relationship.
intraurban borderland
urban restructuring
rural-to-urban migration
multiple identity
spatial identity
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:WIDER Working Papers, United Nations University (UNU)

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