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D.P. Aldrich, H. Giroux, P. Newman, T. Beatley, H. Bayer, E. Stonequist, L. Wacquant & L. Wacquant

In: The SAGE Handbook of New Urban Studies

Part III: Marginality, Risk and Resilience

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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.

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