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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 ...

Part III: Marginality, Risk and Resilience

Marginality, Risk and Resilience

The concept of ‘marginality’ dates back originally to the Chicago School of urban sociology in the 1920s and 1930s. Its founder, Robert Park, coined the term ‘marginal man’ to describe an individual with one foot in each of ‘two different and refracting cultures'. Later, his student Everett Stonequist (1931) expanded this into a monograph, The Marginal Man: A Study in Personality and Culture. While this usage persists, the term marginality has evolved over time to take on a more group-oriented meaning. Notably, Loïc Wacquant (2008), the French urban ethnographer, introduced the concept of advanced marginality, which he describes as a form of socio-spatial relegation and exclusionary closure that crystallized in the Fordist city.

In Chapter 8, Tom Slater ...

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