'Race', Culture and the Right to the City : Centres, Peripheries, Margins

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Adopting a perspective inspired by Henri Lefebvre, this book considers the spread of multiculture from the central city to the periphery and considers the role that 'race' continues to play in structuring the metropolis, taking London, New York and Paris as examples. ...

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    Author: By (author)  Gareth Millington
    Format: Hardback
    Language: English
    More Product Information 1: Table of contents
    Acknowledgements Introduction: The Signs in the Street PART I: I CAN FEEL THE CITY BREATHING Breathe In: The Public City Breathe Out: The Naked City Agonopolis: The Multicultural City PART II: EMPTY PROSPERITY Cosmopolis: Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City Bedsit-land: Southend-on-Sea and London State-Space: La Courneuve and Paris The Outer-Inner City: 'Race', Conviviality and the Centre-Periphery Epilogue References Index ...

    More Product Information 2: Review Text
    'Gareth Millington brings a desperately needed international perspective to American concepts of 'race' in urban sociology. Comparing New York, London, and Paris, he argues that the inner city has been replaced by the 'outer-inner city.' Still a zone of racial stigma and economic exploitation, the outer-inner city replaces industrial jobs with a casual workforce, the flâneur with the migrant, black/white dichotomies with intense immigrant diversity, racial tension with anti-immigrant xenophobia. The edge of the twenty-first century city presents its residents with pernicious new problems. 'Race' identifies those problems and the possibility of building a more just city from the periphery inward.'...

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    'Gareth Millington brings a desperately needed international perspective to American concepts of 'race' in urban sociology. Comparing New York, London, and Paris, he argues that the inner city has been replaced by the 'outer-inner city.' Still a zone of racial stigma and economic exploitation, the outer-inner city replaces industrial jobs with a casual workforce, the flaneur with the migrant, black/white dichotomies with intense immigrant diversity, racial tension with anti-immigrant xenophobia. The edge of the twenty-first century city presents its residents with pernicious new problems. 'Race' identifies those problems and the possibility of building a more just city from the periphery inward.'...

    More Product Information 4: About Gareth Millington
    GARETH MILLINGTON is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Social Sciences at Roehampton University, London, UK. ...