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The SAGE Handbook of the 21st Century City focuses on the dynamics and disruptions of the contemporary city in relation to capricious processes of global urbanisation, mutation and resistance. An international range of scholars engage with emerging urban conditions and inequalities in experimental ways, speaking to new ideas of what constitutes the urban, highlighting empirical explorations and expanding on contributions to policy and design. The handbook is organised around nine key themes, through which familiar analytic categories of race, gender and class, as well as binaries such as the urban/rural, are readdressed. These thematic sections together capture the volatile processes and intricacies of urbanisation that reveal the turbulent nature of our early twenty-first century: Hierarchy: Elites and Evictions Productivity: Over-investment and Abandonment Authority: Governance and Mobilisations Volatility: Disruption and Adaptation Conflict: Vulnerability and Insurgency Provisionality: Infrastructure and Incrementalism Mobility: Re-bordering and De-bordering Civility: Contestation and Encounter Design: Speculation and Imagination This is a provocative, inter-disciplinary handbook for all academics and researchers interested in contemporary urban studies.
Chapter 28: The Essences of Multiculture: A Sensory Exploration of an Inner-City Street Market
The Essences of Multiculture: A Sensory Exploration of an Inner-City Street Market
Ali is a quiet man, a forty-five-year-old trader born in Pakistan, living in east London. He has worked in his open-fronted shop behind the green and white tarpaulins of a local street market for the last fifteen years. In many respects, Ali is an exemplary “assimilationist hero” (Keith 2005, p.82): the entrepreneur that embodies the local cultural practices and sensibilities of his new home. In the context of an east London street market, local culture looks, smells and tastes very different to that which appears in many accounts of interaction between migrant and host communities. While I interview him, Ali arranges ...