Faranak Miraftab PhD

Section 1

of Gender and Women's Studies,Center for African Studies,Latin American and Caribbean Studies,LAS Global Studies,Geography and Geographic Information Science,School of Earth, Society, and Environment, and Center for Global Studies

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Publications

Books

  • Cities and Inequalities in a Transnational World. . 2014.
  • Cities of the Global South Reader. . Routledge, 2014.
  • Planning and Decentralization: Contested Spaces for Public Action in the Global South. . Ed. Victoria Beard, Faranak Miraftab, and Chris Silver. New York: Routledge, 2008.
  • Miraftab, Faranak. Women’s Empowerment: Participation in Shelter Strategies at the Community Level in Urban Informal Settlements. . Nairobi, Kenya: United Nations Centre for Human Settlements, 1996.

Book Contributions


  • "Displacement: Framing the global relationally." Framing the Global: Entry Points for the Search. . Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2014.

  • "Planning and Citizenship." Oxford Handbook of Urban Planning. . Oxford University Press, 2012.

  • "Small-Town Transnationalism: Socio-Spatial Dynamics of Immigration to the Heartland." The Transnationalism and Urbanism. . Routledge, 2012.

  • Miraftab, F.. "Planning and Citizenship." Oxford Handbook of Urban Planning. . Ed. Rachel Weber and Randall Crane. Oxford University Press, 2010.

  • McConnell, E. D., and F. Miraftab. "Sundown Town to 'Mexican Town': Newcomers, Old Timers, and Housing in Small Town America." Rural Sociology. . 2010.

  • "Contradictions in the Gender-Poverty Nexus: Reflections on the Privatisation of Social Reproduction and Urban Informality in South African Townships." The International Handbook on Gender and Poverty: Concepts, Research and Policy. . 2010.

  • Miraftab, F.. "Reflections on the Privatisation of Social Reproduction and Urban Informality." The International Handbook on Gender and Poverty: Concepts, Research and Policy. . Ed. Silvia Chant. Edward Elgar Publishers, 2010.

  • Miraftab, Faranak, Victoria Beard, and Chris Silver. "Introduction: "Situating Contested Notions of Decentralized Planning in the Global South"." Planning and Decentralization: Contested Spaces for Public Action in the Global South. . Ed. Victoria Beard, Faranak Miraftab, and Chris Silver. New York: Routledge, 2008. 1-18.

  • Silver, Chris, Faranak Miraftab, and Victoria Beard. "Conclusion: Decentralized Planning and the Ways Ahead." Planning and Decentralization: Contested Spaces for Public Action in the Global South. . Ed. Victoria Beard, Faranak Miraftab, and Chris Silver. New York: Routledge, 2008. 216-224.

  • Miraftab, F.. "Decentralization and Entrepreneurial Planning." Planningand Decentralization: Contested Spaces for Public Action in the Global South. . Ed. Victoria Beard, Faranak Miraftab, and Chris Beard. New York: Routledge, 2008. 21-35.

  • Miraftab, F.. "On Loan from Home: Women's Participation in Formulating Human Settlements Policies." Institutions, Resources, and Mobilization: Women and Gender Equity in Development Theory and Practice. . Ed. Jane Jaquette and Gale Summerfield. Duke University Press, 2006. 174-190.

  • "Informalizing the Means of Reproduction: The Case of Waste Collection Services in Cape Town, South Africa." Rethinking Informalization: Precarious Jobs, Poverty and Social Protection. . Ed. Lourdes Beneria and Neema Kudva. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University e-Publishing Program, 2006. 148-162. 19 Jun. 2009. <http://hdl.handle.net/1813/3716>.

  • Miraftab, F.. "Space, Gender and Work: Home-Based Workers in Guadalajara, Mexico." Homeworkers in Global Perspective: Invisible No More. . Ed. Eileen Boris and Elisabeth Prugl. New York: Routledge, 1996. 63-80.

  • Miraftab, F.. "Shelter as Sustenance: Exclusionary Mechanisms Limiting Women's Access to Housing." Shelter, Women and Development. . Ed. Hemalata Dandekar. Ann Arbor: Wahr Publishing, 1993. 225-233.

Journal Articles

  • "Colonial Present: Legacies of the Past in Contemporary Urban Practices in Cape Town, South Africa." Journal of Planning History 11.4 (2012):
  • "Emerging Transnational Spaces: Meat, Sweat and Global (re)Production in the Heartland." International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 36.6 (2012):
  • "Faraway Intimate Development: Global Restructuring of Social Reproduction." Journal of Planning Education and Research 31.4 (2011):
  • "Symposium Introduction: Immigration and Transnationalities of Planning." Journal of Planning Education and Research 31.4 (2011):
  • Miraftab, F.. "Insurgent Planning: Situating Radical Planning in the Global South." Planning Theory 8.1 (2009): 32-50.
  • "Troubled Racialized Histories of Sundown Towns: the Case of Beardstown." Sundown Town Newsletter (2009):
  • Miraftab, F., and Diaz McConnell. "Multiculturalizing Rural Towns: Insights for Inclusive Planning." International Planning Studies 13.4 (2008): 343-360.
  • Miraftab, F.. "My African Village in Illinois." The Illinois International Review (2008): 2,17.
  • Miraftab, F.. "Governing Post-apartheid Spatiality: Implementing City Improvement Districts in Cape Town." Antipode: Radical Journal of Geography 39.4 (2007): 602-626.
  • Miraftab, F.. "Feminist Praxis, Citizenship and Informal Politics: Reflections on South Africa's Anti-Eviction Campaign." International Feminist Journal of Politics 8.2 (2006): 194-218.
  • Miraftab, F., and S. Wills. "Insurgency and Spaces of Active Citizenship: The Story of Western Cape Anti-Eviction Campaign in South Africa." Journal of Planning Education and Research 25.2 (2005): 200-217.
  • Miraftab, F.. "Making Neoliberal Governance: The Disempowering Work of Empowerment." International Planning Studies 9.4 (2005): 239-259.
  • Miraftab, F.. "Can You Belly Dance? Methodological Questions in the Era of Transnational Reminist Research." Gender, Place and Culture: Journal of Feminist Geography 11.4 (2004): 595-604.
  • Miraftab, F.. "Invented and Invited Spaces of Participation: Neoliberal Citizenship and Feminists' Expanded Notion of Politics." Wagadu: Journal of Transnational Women's and Gender Studies (2004): 19 Jun. 2009. <http://web.cortland.edu/wagadu/>.
  • Miraftab, F.. "Neoliberalism and Casualization of Public Sector Services: The Case of Waste Collection Services in Cape Town, South Africa." International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 28.4 (2004): 874-892.
  • Miraftab, F.. "Public-private Partnerships: the Trojan Horse of Neoliberal Development?." Journal of Planning Education and Research 24.1 (2004): 89-101.
  • Miraftab, F.. "The Perils of Participatory Discourse: Housing Policy in Post-apartheid South Africa." Journal of Planning Education and Research 22.3 (2003): 226-239.
  • Miraftab, F.. "Risks and Opportunities in Gender Gaps to Access Shelter: A Platform for Intervention." International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society 15.1 (2001): 143-160.
  • Miraftab, F.. "Sheltering Refugees: The Housing Experience of Refugees in the Metropolitan Vancouver, Canada." Canadian Journal of Urban Research 9.1 (2000): 42-63.
  • Miraftab, F.. "ONGs, Sociedad Civil, y Encapacitacion Popular: Myt o Realidad (NGOs, Civil Society, and Empowerment: Myth or Reality)." SOCIEDAD CIVIL: Análisis y Debates (Civil Society: Analysis and Debates) (1999):
  • Miraftab, F.. "Sustainability in Environmental Design: Case Studies from the Vernacular Tradition in Iran." Australian Planner 36.4 (1999): 42-63.
  • Miraftab, F.. "Complexities of the Margin: Housing Decisions of Female Householders in Mexico." Society and Space: Environmental and Planning D 16 (1998): 289-310.
  • Miraftab, F.. "Flirting with the Enemy: Challenges Faced by NGOs in Development and Empowerment." Habitat International 21.4 (1997): 361-375.
  • Miraftab, F.. "Old Enemies, New Rivals, Future Partners? The Case of Non-Governmental Organizations in Mexico." Institute for Urban and Regional development Working Paper 672 (1996):
  • Miraftab, F.. "Revisiting Informal Sector Homeownership: The Relevance of Household Compositions for Housing Options of the Poor." International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 21.2 (1996): 303-322.
  • Miraftab, F.. "(Re)Production at Home: Reconceptualizing Home and Family." Journal of Family Issues 15.3 (1994): 467-489.
  • Miraftab, F.. "Marginality and Housing Problem in Chile and Latin America." Andisheh-e-Azad (1989): 128-146.
  • Kollbotn, K.. "Cerro Chacabuco, Poblacion del Barrio-Norte de Concepcion." Hechos Urbanos, Boletin de Informacion y Analysis: SUR Documentacion (1985): 3-8.
  • Miraftab, F.. "Poblacion Patricio Lynch: Concepcion." Hechos Urbanos, Boletin de Informacion y Analysis: SUR Documentacion (1985): 2-9.

Special Issues of a Journal

  • "Beyond Formal Politics of Planning." Debates and Development . Spec. iss. of International Journal of Urban and Regional Research (2011):

Reviews

  • Miraftab, F.. Rev. of "Gender and Planning: A Reader", ed. Susan Fainstein and Lisa Servon. Journal of the American Planning Association (2007):
  • Miraftab, F.. Rev. of For the City Yet to Come: Changing African Life in Four Cities, by AbdouMaliq Simone. Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East 26.1 (2006): 155-157.
  • Miraftab, F.. Rev. of The Social Sustainability of Cities: Diversity and Management of Change, ed. Mario Polese and Richard Stren. Journal of the American Planning Association (2001):
  • Miraftab, F.. Rev. of Divisions and Solidarities: Gender, Class and Employment in Latin America, by Alison MacEwen Scott. Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography 17.2 (1996):
  • Miraftab, F.. Rev. of Tradition and Development, by Shokrolah Manzoor. Traditional Dwelling and Settlements Review 3.2 (1992): 62-63.