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By Tom Slater, Loïc Wacquant (Foreword by)
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Shaking Up the City critically examines many of the concepts and categories within mainstream urban studies that serve dubious policy agendas. Through a combination of theory and empirical evidence, Tom Slater “shakes up” mainstream urban studies in a concise and pointed fashion by turning on its head much of the prevailing wisdom in the field. To this end, he explores the themes of data-driven innovation, urban resilience, gentrification, displacement and rent control, neighborhood effects, territorial stigmatization, and ethnoracial segregation.
With important contributions to ongoing debates in sociology, geography, urban planning, and public policy, this book engages closely with struggles for land rights and housing justice to offer numerous insights for scholarship and political action to guard against the spread of an urbanism rooted in vested interest.

About the Author

Tom Slater is Professor of Urban Geography at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

Praise For…

"This book is an essential reading for anyone concerned with the main ideologies of urban renewal and developing modes of analysis to facilitate the pursuit of more democratic and equitable urban futures."

— Hungarian Geographical Bulletin

Product Details
ISBN: 9780520386228
ISBN-10: 0520386221
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: September 21st, 2021
Pages: 258
Language: English