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This book details the current neoliberal restructuring of cities and its impact on the rise and spread of resistance and uprisings in different cities throughout the world. Through close ethnographic study the authors  illuminate the strategies adopted for everyday life that have evolved in response to the neoliberal managing of cities, by which the city is shaped by market forces rather than by the needs of its inhabitants. In the light of many urban movements, uprisings and forms of resistance observed in such diverse countries as Brazil, Turkey, the USA, Greece and Spain since the Arab uprising of 2011, this collection makes an original contribution to urban sociology and social geography by developing a spatial approach to understanding how the city shapes identities and perceptions of (in)justice. This innovative volume will be of interest to readers across the social sciences. 


Arab Uprisings 2011 homelessness in Tokyo Commercialisation of Slums in India Working-Class Neighbourhoods Tokyo urban segregation spatial justice Fikirtepe Urban Transformation Project (FUTP) Neoliberal Nationalism in Urban Space megacities neoliberal hegemony

Editors and affiliations

  • Gülçin Erdi
    • 1
  • Yıldırım Şentürk
    • 2
  1. 1.CNRS-CITERESToursFrance
  2. 2.Mimar Sinan Fine Arts UniversityIstanbulTurkey

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