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The last two decades have been an exciting and richly productive period for debate and academic research on the city. The SAGE Handbook of New Urban Studies offers comprehensive coverage of this modern re-thinking of urban theory, both gathering together the best of what has been achieved so far, and signalling the way to future theoretical insights and empirically grounded research. Featuring many of the top international names in the field, the handbook is divided into nine key sections: SECTION 1: THE GLOBALIZED CITY SECTION 2: URBAN ENTREPRENEURIALISM, BRANDING, GOVERNANCE SECTION 3: MARGINALITY, RISK AND RESILIENCE SECTION 4: SUBURBS AND SUBURBANIZATION: STRATIFICATION, SPRAWL, SUSTAINABILITY SECTION 5: DISTINCTIVE AND VISIBLE CITIES SECTION 6: CREATIVE CITIES SECTION 7: URBANIZATION, URBANITY AND URBAN LIFESTYLES SECTION 8: NEW DIRECTIONS ...

Chapter 11: Emerging Geographies of Suburban Disadvantage

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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