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The Contemporary City

Contested Cities and Urban Activism

Editors: Yip, Ngai Ming, Martínez López, Miguel A., Sun, Xiaoyi (Eds.)

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  • 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
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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.

About the authors

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. 

Reviews

“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)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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eBook 118,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-1730-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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Hardcover 145,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-1729-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Contested Cities and Urban Activism
Editors
  • Ngai Ming Yip
  • Miguel A. Martínez López
  • Xiaoyi Sun
Series Title
The Contemporary City
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-1730-9
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-1730-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-1729-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 313
Number of Illustrations
12 b/w illustrations
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