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In: The SAGE Handbook of New Urban Studies

Chapter 11: Emerging Geographies of Suburban Disadvantage

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Emerging Geographies of Suburban Disadvantage
Emerging Geographies of Suburban Disadvantage
Bill Randolph
INTRODUCTION

Concern over the location of the ‘urban poor’ became a significant issue in the nineteenth century as the negative outcomes of urbanized industrialism took their toll on the populations drawn into the burgeoning cities of northwestern Europe and the USA. Commentators as diverse as Dickens, Engels and Booth all saw the phenomenon of urban poverty as a central social, moral and political matter that stimulated the earliest scholarship on patterns and drivers of urban disadvantage. In more modern times, a concern over the urban poor resurfaced in the 1960s with the recognition that the post-Second-World-War boom had left many behind, marooned in the inner city, as those more able, and the jobs they undertook, ...

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