Cities and inequalities in a global and neoliberal world

Faranak Miraftab (Editor), David Wilson (Editor), Ken E. Salo (Editor)

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Abstract

Cities continue to be key sites for the production and contestation of inequalities generated by an ongoing but troubled neoliberal project. Neoliberalism's onslaught across the globe now shapes diverse inequalities -- poverty, segregation, racism, social exclusion, homelessness -- as city inhabitants feel the brunt of privatization, state re-organization, and punishing social policy. This book examines the relationship between persistent neoliberalism and the production and contestation of inequalities in cities across the world. Case studies of current city realities reveal a richly place-specific and generalizable neoliberal condition that further deepens the economic, social, and political relations that give rise to diverse inequalities. Diverse cases also show how people struggle against a neoliberal ethos and hence the open-endedness of futures in these cities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherTaylor and Francis Inc.
Number of pages235
ISBN (Electronic)9781134521104
ISBN (Print)9780415705981
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2015

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Cities and inequalities in a global and neoliberal world. / Miraftab, Faranak (Editor); Wilson, David (Editor); Salo, Ken E. (Editor).

Taylor and Francis Inc., 2015. 235 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

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