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Inequality and Uncertainty

Current Challenges for Cities

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Presents cutting-edge theoretical reflection and empirical evidence of the multifaceted challenges facing cities today.

  • Using both macro and micro approaches, presents and discusses multiple aspects of the daily life of our cities under the common rubric of uncertainty and inequality.

  • Provides evidence-based knowledge from diverse contemporary European case studies, pointing to interdependencies between economic, political, demographic and cultural factors of urban inequalities and uncertainty.

  • Edited by expert team of researchers from the European Sociological Association (ESA) Research Network 37:Urban Sociology.

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Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvi
  2. Cities as the Strategic Terrain of Research on Contemporary Inequalities and Uncertainty

    • Marta Smagacz-Poziemska, M. Victoria Gómez, Patrícia Pereira, Laura Guarino, Sebastian Kurtenbach, Juan José Villalón
    Pages 1-20
  3. Urban Inequalities and Uncertainty as Conceptual Challenges

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 21-21
    2. Cosmopolitanism vs Identity and Belonging?

      • M. Victoria Gómez
      Pages 43-61
  4. Answers for Urban Inequalities

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 251-251
    2. Urban Scenes, Cultural Context Exposure and Contemporary Health Lifestyles: A Multilevel Analysis of Spanish Sub-municipal Areas

      • Ángel Ramón Zapata-Moya, Cristina Mateos-Mora, Clemente J. Navarro-Yáñez
      Pages 273-296
  5. Environmental Turn in Urban Politics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 297-297

About this book

It is not possible to ignore the fact that cities are not only moving, vibrant and flourishing spaces, promising hope for better quality of life, but that they also accumulate and reflect significant problems. This book explores the relational and dynamic nature of urban inequalities, including their visible and invisible forms. By using the rather elusive term of ‘uncertainty’, the authors zoom in on specific aspects of urban inequalities that are difficult to measure, yet are acutely sensed and experienced by people and, more and more often, perceived as unfair. Here, in the recognition of inequalities as unjust and in the disagreement with the status quo, lies a positive aspect of uncertainty, which can lead to a social awakening and more active citizenship.

Keywords

  • Spatial Inequality
  • Local belonging
  • Future cities
  • Socio-spatial restructuring
  • Neoliberalism
  • European neighbourhoods
  • Refugees
  • Squatting
  • Urban Climate Governance
  • Green urban politics

Editors and Affiliations

  • Institute of Sociology, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland

    Marta Smagacz-Poziemska

  • Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Madrid, Spain

    M. Victoria Gómez

  • NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Interdisciplinary Center of Social Sciences, Lisbon, Portugal

    Patrícia Pereira

  • University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy

    Laura Guarino

  • Fachbereich Sozialwesen, FH Münster, Münster, Germany

    Sebastian Kurtenbach

  • Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Madrid, Spain

    Juan José Villalón

About the editors

Marta Smagacz-Poziemska is professor at the Institute of Sociology of the Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland.

M. Victoria Gómez is senior lecturer at University Carlos III, Madrid, Spain.

Patricia Pereira is a researcher in urban sociology at the NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Interdisciplinary Center of Social Sciences, Portugal.

Laura Guarino is a PhD candidate in Social Sciences at the University of Genoa, Italy and research assistant at the University of Aix-Marseille, France.

Sebastian Kurtenbach is interim professor for social policy at the University of Applied Sciences Münster, Germany.

Juan José Villalón Ogáyar is senior lecturer at the University National of Distance Education in Madrid, Spain.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Inequality and Uncertainty

  • Book Subtitle: Current Challenges for Cities

  • Editors: Marta Smagacz-Poziemska, M. Victoria Gómez, Patrícia Pereira, Laura Guarino, Sebastian Kurtenbach, Juan José Villalón

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-32-9162-1

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Singapore

  • eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-32-9161-4

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-981-32-9164-5

  • eBook ISBN: 978-981-32-9162-1

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVI, 336

  • Number of Illustrations: 6 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Urban Sociology, Human Geography

Buying options

eBook USD 84.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-981-32-9162-1
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 109.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 149.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)