Marginal Spaces: Comparative Urban and Community Research / Edition 1

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Five case studies combine structural and historical analysis of the moves of powerful social interests to dominate space, with an ethnographically grounded account of the tactics and strategies developed by various marginalized social groups to reclaim dominated space for their own uses. They include struggles of homeless people in Ann Arbor and Chicago, ethnic displacement in New York and among Mexican farm workers in California, and women in New Orleans. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560008125
  • Publisher: Transaction Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/1/1995
  • Series: Comparative Urban and Community Research Series , #5
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Peter Smith is distinguished research professor in community studies at the University of California, Davis. His research focuses on urban theory, globalization, and transnationalism. He is co-author of the award-winning book Citizenship across Borders and is the series editor of Transaction’s Comparative Urban and Community Research (CUCR) book series.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Social Construction of Marginal Spaces
1 "House People, Not Cars!": Economic Development, Political Struggle, and Common Sense in a City of Intellect 1
2 Tranquility City: Self-Organization, Protest, and Collective Gains within a Chicago Homeless Encampment 37
3 Private Redevelopment and the Changing Forms of Displacement in the East Village of New York 69
4 Resisting Racially Gendered Space: The Women of the St. Thomas Resident Council, New Orleans 95
5 Mixtecs and Mestizos in California Agriculture: Ethnic Displacement and Hierarchy among Mexican Farm Workers 113
Contributors 145
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