List of Figures Acknowledgements Chapter 1. Introduction: Cultural and Material Forms of Urban Pollution Rivke Jaffe and Eveline Durr Chapter 2. 'Tidy Kiwis/Dirty Asians': Cultural Pollution and Migration in Auckland, New Zealand Eveline Durr Chapter 3. Private Cleanliness, Public Mess: Purity, Pollution and Space in Kottar, South India Damaris Luthi Chapter 4. The Jungle and the City: Perceptions of the Urban among Indo-Fijians in Suva, Fiji Susanna Trnka Chapter 5. Gendered Fears of Pollution: Traversing Public Space in NeoliberalCairo Anouk de Koning Chapter 6. The Choice between Clean and Dirty: Discourses of Aesthetics, Morality and Progress in Post-Revolutionary Asmari, Eritrea Magnus Treiber Chapter 7.Using Pollution to Frame Collective Action: Urban Grassroots Mobilisations in Budapest Szabina Kerenyi Chapter 8. Cleanness, Order and Security: The Re-emergence of Restrictive Definitions of Urbanity in Europe Johanna Rolshoven Chapter 9. Social Equity and Social Housing Densification in Glen Innes, New Zealand: A Political Ecology Approach Kathryn Scott, Angela Shaw and Christina >Bava Chapter 10. Afterword: Impure Thoughts on Messy Cities Aidan Davison Notes on Contributors Index
Eveline Durr is Professor at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Ludwig- Maximilians-University, Munich. She has conducted fieldwork in Mexico, the USA and Germany, and also in New Zealand while she was Associate Professor at the Auckland University of Technology. Her research focuses on urban anthropology, cultural identities and representations. Rivke Jaffe is Associate Professor at the Centre for Urban Studies, University of Amsterdam. She previously held teaching and research positions at Leiden University, the University of the West Indies and the KITLV. She has conducted fieldwork in Jamaica, Curacao and Suriname on topics ranging from the urban environment to public-private security assemblages.
" - this volume offers a range of useful accounts of cultural construction of pollution, deployed as an idiom in the ordering and negotiating of social relations in a range of urban settings. The illustration of how assertions of pollution are racialized, gendered, and classed, and the range of debates in which pollution is deployed as a discursive as well as material form, usefully broaden the frame of urban and environmental anthropology." * Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute "[These essays] are of high academic quality and present often penetrating ethnographic and historical insight into the negotiation of (im)purity in a variety of cultural contexts. They offer a stimulating and engaging read." * Aidan Davison, University of Tasmania