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Conclusion: (Re)centring Labour, Class, and Race

  • Giovanni Picker
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Part of the Neighborhoods, Communities, and Urban Marginality book series (NCUM)

Abstract

In the conclusion, Picker underlines the heuristic value of the six chapters. He does so by comprehensively showing the ways in which labour organization, class formation, and racialization are articulated in the making of the urban areas under scrutiny. In dialogue with the volume’s Introduction, Picker first shows that Racialized Labour in Romania is an essential contribution that fills an important gap in the literature by squarely centring the labour-class-race complex. Subsequently, the author zooms out of Romanian localities to detect heuristic similarities between racialized urban dynamics in Romania and in other parts of the world, within contemporary unequal global trends. Further venues of research on the urban dimensions of the labour-class-race complex are then identified, and these include foci on intersectionality, religion, and more analyses of Central and Eastern European contexts from global perspectives.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giovanni Picker
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  1. 1.Department of Social Policy, Sociology and CriminologyUniversity of BirminghamBirminghamUK

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