Offers a much needed update on urban politics in a globalized world… Davidson and Martin, as well as contributors, chart new territory and produce thought-provoking research that move the field in a more critical direction

Chapter 9: Making Space in the Multicultural City: Immigrant Settlement, Neighbourhoods and Urban Politics

Making Space in the Multicultural City: Immigrant Settlement, Neighbourhoods and Urban Politics

Making space in the multicultural city: Immigrant settlement, neighbourhoods and urban politics
Jamie Winders

Introduction

The everyday life-spaces of the city – its neighborhoods, parks, streets, and buildings – are … both the medium through which citizenship struggles take place and, frequently, that which is at stake in the struggle. (Secor, 2004: 353)

As ‘a defining social context of American life' (Campbell et al., 2009: 461; see also Park et al., 1925; Yarbrough, 2003), neighbourhoods are key to how urban geographies and politics function at a number of scales (Ley, 1995; Amin, 2002; Martin, 2003b). Through neighbourhoods, residents situate their lives vis-à-vis broader urban practices, from economic (dis)investment to political representation (Rocco, 1997; Martin, 2003b), using ...

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