This book grew out of discussions among the three editors on the significance of political, economic, and social interactions in the contemporary cities of the global North and South. We have been perplexed by something now glaring: the persistence and deepening of inequalities in cities across the globe, characterized by poverty, deprivation, race-class-gender stigmatization, hunger, segregation. Our recent glimpses onto current contrasting human realities of misery and affluence from personal and professional visits to cities near and far (e.g., Memphis, Shanghai, London, Cape Town, Tehran, Detroit, Glasgow, and Cairo) have horrified us. In this vein, our task in this volume is immensely ambitious: we seek to sharpen our understanding of the economic, political, and social dynamics that now grip these diverse cities. We organize this volume on the theme of cities and inequalities in a global and neoliberal world, with the conviction that it is crucial to have a conversation on cities and on inequalities at this particular historic moment. The chapter contributors, carefully selected for their track record and interest in the subtleties of urban inequalities, ultimately engage the wide-ranging current realities of city and inequality across the globe.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCities and Inequalities in a Global and Neoliberal World
EditorsFaranak Miraftab, David Wilson, Ken Salo
PublisherTaylor and Francis Inc.
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781134521104
ISBN (Print)9780415705981
StatePublished - Apr 24 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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