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Inequality and Uncertainty

Current Challenges for Cities

Editors: Smagacz-Poziemska, M., Gómez, M.V., Pereira, P., Guarino, L., Kurtenbach, S., Villalón, J.J. (Eds.)

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  • Presents cutting-edge theoretical reflection and empirical evidence of the multifaceted challenges facing cities today.
  • Using both macro and micro approaches, presents and discusses multiple aspects of the daily life of our cities under the common rubric of uncertainty and inequality.
  • Provides evidence-based knowledge from diverse contemporary European case studies, pointing to interdependencies between economic, political, demographic and cultural factors of urban inequalities and uncertainty.
  • Edited by expert team of researchers from the European Sociological Association (ESA) Research Network 37:Urban Sociology.
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About this book

It is not possible to ignore the fact that cities are not only moving, vibrant and flourishing spaces, promising hope for better quality of life, but that they also accumulate and reflect significant problems. This book explores the relational and dynamic nature of urban inequalities, including their visible and invisible forms. By using the rather elusive term of ‘uncertainty’, the authors zoom in on specific aspects of urban inequalities that are difficult to measure, yet are acutely sensed and experienced by people and, more and more often, perceived as unfair. Here, in the recognition of inequalities as unjust and in the disagreement with the status quo, lies a positive aspect of uncertainty, which can lead to a social awakening and more active citizenship.

About the authors

Marta Smagacz-Poziemska is professor at the Institute of Sociology of the Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland.
M. Victoria Gómez is senior lecturer at University Carlos III, Madrid, Spain.
Patricia Pereira is a researcher in urban sociology at the NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Interdisciplinary Center of Social Sciences, Portugal.
Laura Guarino is a PhD candidate in Social Sciences at the University of Genoa, Italy and research assistant at the University of Aix-Marseille, France.
Sebastian Kurtenbach is interim professor for social policy at the University of Applied Sciences Münster, Germany.
Juan José Villalón Ogáyar is senior lecturer at the University National of Distance Education in Madrid, Spain.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • Cities as the Strategic Terrain of Research on Contemporary Inequalities and Uncertainty

    Pages 1-20

    Smagacz-Poziemska, Marta (et al.)

  • Social and Spatial Uncertainty and Inequality: The Refiguration of Spaces as Today’s Challenge for Cities

    Pages 23-41

    Löw, Martina

  • Cosmopolitanism vs Identity and Belonging?

    Pages 43-61

    Gómez, M. Victoria

  • Digital Natives and Living in the City of the Future: Contradictions and Ambivalences

    Pages 63-83

    Frank, Susanne

  • “Fear, Disgust and Dignity”: The Securitisation of Everyday Life and the New Revanchism Against the Urban Subaltern in a Working-Class Area of Madrid

    Pages 87-104

    Aramayona, Begoña

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eBook $89.00
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Hardcover $119.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-329-161-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Inequality and Uncertainty
Book Subtitle
Current Challenges for Cities
Editors
  • Marta Smagacz-Poziemska
  • M. Victoria Gómez
  • Patrícia Pereira
  • Laura Guarino
  • Sebastian Kurtenbach
  • Juan José Villalón
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-329-162-1
DOI
10.1007/978-981-32-9162-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-329-161-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 336
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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