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Rethinking UrbanismLessons from Postcolonialism and the Global South$
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Garth Myers

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781529204452

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781529204452.001.0001

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‘The Whole World Is Made in China’: Products and Infrastructures of Dis/Connection

‘The Whole World Is Made in China’: Products and Infrastructures of Dis/Connection

(p.131) 5 ‘The Whole World Is Made in China’: Products and Infrastructures of Dis/Connection
Rethinking Urbanism

Garth Myers

Policy Press

The fifth chapter, on products, deals with the global urban literatures around infrastructure, including both physical infrastructure and the economic understanding of infrastructural interconnections of the global urban system. While physical infrastructure dominates in Chinese investments in the global South, southern urban theory has turned attention to people-as-infrastructure. Books and articles about infrastructure in the global South for a decade or more have argued for seeing infrastructure as vital, lively, or alive, including human and nonhuman agency, and this chapter seeks to connect with this trend. It concentrates on trade and foreign direct investment from China in Africa, with a detailed case study of Zanzibar. It then examines the experiences and socio-material infrastructures of African traders in Guangzhou and the PRD.

Keywords:   Infrastructure, People-as-infrastructure, Relational infrastructure, Belt-and-Road Initiative, Guangzhou, Zanzibar

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