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Author: Andrea Pavoni

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Revista Brasileira de Gestão Urbana ISSN: 2175-3369 urbe@pucpr.br Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná Brasil Pavoni, Andrea Tuning the city: Johannesburg and the 2010 World Cup urbe.
Revista Brasileira de Gestão Urbana, vol.
3, núm.
2, julio-diciembre, 2011, pp.
191-209 Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná Paraná, Brasil Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=193121369005 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Ajustando a cidade: Joanesburgo e a Copa do Mundo 2010 Andrea Pavoni University of Westminster School of Law, London - United Kingdom, e-mail: and_pav@hotmail.com Abstract This paper is about space, security and control, how their relationship unfolds in the contemporary city, how normative ordering(s) emerge out of the urban ‘mess’, and specifically how this occurs in the extraordinary spatio-temporal context of the mega-event (ME).
Theoretically inspired by contemporary ecological and post-phenomenological strands of geographical research, and empirically grounded on a fieldwork carried out in the city of Johannesburg during the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the paper seeks to think the urban spatiality beyond the familiar dichotomies in which it is usually forced,² addressing the multiple agglomerations of human and nonhuman, tangible and intangible elements which constitute it.
The main purpose is to account for the way the spacing of the World Cup impacts on such spatiality or, in other words, for how the orderings of the mega-event and that of the city encounter, and with what consequences.
This goal is pursued by focusing on discourses, practices and perceptions of safety and security, given the key role they play in the production of urban order and in the implement...





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