214 book r eviews generally. What I do find to be central to scholarship make this a worthwhile read Epprecht’s inquiry, and which is raised far beyond those interested in Edendale, in the introduction but not explicitly re South Africa, or even southern urbanism. turned to, is a question of the role of sci- Disclosure - I worked as a research as- ence. Epprecht astutely observes the role sistant on the wider project Urban Ecosys- of science in the exertion and extension of tems and Human Health which supported the colonial and racial state (a chapter is this book, although was not directly in- dedicated to the struggles of Edendale’s volved in the Marc’s research. residents and particularly women against efer ences cit ed being researched and known by state r health authorities). Yet Epprecht is also Goebel, A., Hill, T., Fincham, R. A. and Lawhon, M. 2010a. Transdisciplinarity clear that science is necessary to promote in urban South Africa. Futures 42(5): ecohealth, both for humans and the en- 475–483. vironment. In a global sociopolitical con- Goebel, A., Dodson, B. and Hill, T. 2010b. text of skepticism about science and truth Urban advantage or urban penalty? A case claims
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