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Street People and the Contested Realms of Public Space
     

Street People and the Contested Realms of Public Space

by Randall Amster
 
With an activist/researcher methodological orientation grounded in the tenets of anarchism, the author explores patterns and interconnections among: the impetus of urban development and gentrification; the enactment of anti-homeless ordinances and regulations; the material and ideological erosion of public space; emerging forces of resistance to these trends; and "the

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With an activist/researcher methodological orientation grounded in the tenets of anarchism, the author explores patterns and interconnections among: the impetus of urban development and gentrification; the enactment of anti-homeless ordinances and regulations; the material and ideological erosion of public space; emerging forces of resistance to these trends; and "the continuing viability of anti-systemic movements, alternative forms of living, and utopian imaginaries." The text is at once a theoretical exposition of these concerns and a case study of how they have played out in the case of the downtown shopping district of Tempe, Arizona. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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ISBN-13:
9781593320669
Publisher:
LFB Scholarly Publishing LLC
Publication date:
10/01/2004
Series:
Criminal Justice: Recent Scholarship
Pages:
246

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