Chapter 1: Paradoxes of the Urban
Chapter 2: Precarious Now
Chapter 3: Re-Description
Chapter 4: Secretions
Chapter 5: Horizons From Within the Break
Chapter 6: Experimentations
Chapter 7: Epilogue: A Story About Stories
"Ceaselessly inventive and frequently provocative, New Urban Worlds anticipates new models, methods and modes of urbanism. Paying attention to the details, AbdouMaliq Simone and Edgar Pieterse recount a multiplicity of urban stories from Asia and Africa - stories of political possibility and experimental potential - with a keen-eyed and always creative purpose."
Jamie Peck, University of British Columbia
"Deeply conceptual and creatively pragmatic, this is a core text from two of the most significant voices in urban studies today. They offer a highly original retheorization of the urban and open up distinctive new horizons for scholars everywhere seeking to catch the dynamic, varied meanings and effects of the urban."
Jennifer Robinson, University College London
"The vision of urban life that emerges here is messy, pluralistic, paradoxical and - perhaps above all - serendipitous. Simone and Pieterse call on researchers to be as experimental and eclectic in our scholarship as urban inhabitants are in their everyday lives; borrowing ideas and resources from different domains, and re-assembling them in ways that shed new light on pressing issues."