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Suzanne Hall, Robin Finlay & Julia King

In: The SAGE Handbook of the 21st Century City

Chapter 25: The Migrant Street1

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The Migrant Street1
The Migrant Street
Suzanne Hall Robin Finlay Julia King

The street is not a square. In its most primary form, a street is a line that connects people to places. As the street constitutes a pragmatic urbanism – a space of convenience, transit and transaction – it belongs to the realm of the everyday. The square, by contrast, is a destination that institutes the symbolic capital of the city. Why is this distinction important when exploring city-making from the urban margins? In the context of our turbulent urban century (Roy and Ong 2011) in which a new age of resistance is apparent, forms of relegation and resistance emerge in practices ...

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