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Urban Inequalities and Egalitarian Scenes: Relationality in Urban Place-Making and Community-Building and Paradox of Egalitarianism

  • Marta KlekotkoEmail author
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The paper aims to analyse egalitarian scenes and relational dimension of urban place-making and identity-building processes. By providing an empirical example from Neukölln neighbourhood in Berlin, the paper discusses strategies and processes of creation and reproduction of egalitarian scenes and the role of social and ethnic inequalities, which these processes implicitly assume. The paper points to a paradox of egalitarian scene which although aims to open access to urban space and advocate fighting inequalities, it implies their existence due to relational character of cultural identity of its actors and the place itself. Moreover, the paper describes communal practices of defending egalitarian character of scene and fighting against the invasion of privileged social groups. As such, the paper provides a reflection on relational nature of egalitarian scenes and its consequences.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Jagiellonian UniversityKrakówPoland

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