Details

Contested Cities and Urban Activism


Contested Cities and Urban Activism


The Contemporary City

von: Ngai Ming Yip, Miguel Angel Martínez López, Xiaoyi Sun

Fr. 165.50

Verlag: Palgrave Macmillan
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 13.10.2018
ISBN/EAN: 9789811317309
Sprache: englisch

DRM-geschütztes eBook, Sie benötigen z.B. Adobe Digital Editions und eine Adobe ID zum Lesen.

Beschreibungen

This edited volume advances our understanding of urban activism beyond the social movement theorization dominated by thesis of political opportunity structure and resource mobilization, as well as by research based on experience from the global north. Covering a diversity of urban actions from a broad range of countries in both hemispheres as well as the global north and global south, this unique collection notably focuses on non-institutionalised or localised urban actions that have the potential to bring about radical structural transformation of the urban system and also addresses actions in authoritarian regimes that are too sensitive to call themselves “movement”. It addresses localized issues cut off from international movements such as collective consumption issues, like clean water, basic shelter, actions against displacement or proper venues for street vendors, and argues that the integration of the actions in cities in the global south with the specificity of their local social and political environment is as pivotal as their connection with global movement networks or international NGOs. A key read for researchers and policy makers cutting across the fields of urban sociology, political science, public policy, geography, regional studies and housing studies, this text provides an interdisciplinary and international perspective on 21st century urban activism in the global north and south.
SECTION 1 – INTRODUCTION.- Introduction.- Framing Urban Movements, Contesting Global Capitalism and Liberal Democracy.- SECTION 2 - CHANGING FORMS OF URBAN ACTIVISM.- Housing Activism against the Production of Ignorance: Some Lessons from the UK.- Urban Food Activism in Athens: Recovering More Autonomous Forms of Social reproduction.- From Obedience to Resistance: Understanding Equal Rights to Education Movement as a Cultural Process.- SECTION 3 - URBAN ACTIVISM – ACTIVISTS AND THEIR NETWORKS.- Has Urban Cycling Improved in Hong Kong? A Socio-Political Analysis of Cycling Advocacy Activists' Contributions and Dilemmas.- Urban Activism in Yogyakarta, Indonesia: Deprived and Discontented Citizens Demanding a More Just City.- From the Squatters' Movement to Housing Activism in Spain: Identities, Tactics and Political Orientation.- Squatted Social Centers Activists and ‘Locally Unwanted Land Use’ Movements in Italy.- SECTION 4 - URBAN ACTIVISM - CITIZENSHIP AND RIGHT TO THE CITY.- ‘We are Quality Citizens of Bangkok Too’: Urban Activism in Bangkok during the 2011 Floods.- The Evolution of Housing Rights Activism in South Korea.- The Squatters’ and Tenants’ Movement in Buenos Aires. A Vindication of Centrality and the Self-Managed Production of Space.
Ngai Ming Yip is Professor at the Department of Public Policy, City University of Hong Kong. His research focuses on housing activism as well as movement networks of homeowner activists in China and has published an edited volume entitled Neighbourhood Governance in Urban China (2014). Miguel Angel Martínez López is Professor of Housing and Urban Sociology at the IBF (Institute for Housing and Urban Research), Uppsala University, Sweden. A sociologist and political scientist, his academic work deals with urban movements, anti-neoliberal struggles, autonomous social movements, citizen participation, urban sociology and urban politics.  Xiaoyi Sun is an Assistant Professor at School of International Relations and Public Affairs, Fudan University, China. Her research focuses on environmental politics, contentious politics, and urban governance in China. 
This edited volume advances our understanding of urban activism beyond the social movement theorization dominated by thesis of political opportunity structure and resource mobilization, as well as by research based on experience from the global north. Covering a diversity of urban actions from a broad range of countries in both hemispheres as well as the global north and global south, this unique collection notably focuses on non-institutionalised or localised urban actions that have the potential to bring about radical structural transformation of the urban system and also addresses actions in authoritarian regimes that are too sensitive to call themselves “movement”. It addresses localized issues cut off from international movements such as collective consumption issues, like clean water, basic shelter, actions against displacement or proper venues for street vendors, and argues that the integration of the actions in cities in the global south with the specificity of their local social and political environment is as pivotal as their connection with global movement networks or international NGOs. A key read for researchers and policy makers cutting across the fields of urban sociology, political science, public policy, geography, regional studies and housing studies, this text provides an interdisciplinary and international perspective on 21st century urban activism in the global north and south.
Provides an interdisciplinary and international perspective on 21st century urban activism in the global north and south

Advances understanding of urban activism beyond the established social movement and global north focus of urban studies

Considers the diversity of urban action and connects the shaping of urban activism to the social, political and cultural environments at various levels – local, regional, national and  global

?

 
“A fantastic collection of authors and chapters updating classic theoretical frameworks to the complex and variegated nature of collective action in cities around the world.” (Sara Gonzalez, Associate Professor, University of Leeds, UK)“This book deals with urban activism from a truly international and non-Eurocentric perspective; for this reason, it is both an unusual and highly valuable contribution.” (Marcelo Lopes de Souza, Professor of Geography, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Diese Produkte könnten Sie auch interessieren:

Spectral Mixture for Remote Sensing
Spectral Mixture for Remote Sensing
von: Yosio Edemir Shimabukuro, Flávio Jorge Ponzoni
PDF ebook
Fr. 141.50
The Ageing of Australian Ethnic Minorities
The Ageing of Australian Ethnic Minorities
von: Hoon Han, Yong Moon Jung, Xueying Xiong
PDF ebook
Fr. 65.00