Class, Ethnicity and State in the Polarized Metropolis: Putting Wacquant to Work by John FlintClass, Ethnicity and State in the Polarized Metropolis: Putting Wacquant to Work by John Flint

Class, Ethnicity and State in the Polarized Metropolis: Putting Wacquant to Work

byJohn FlintEditorRyan Powell

Hardcover | September 11, 2019

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Loïc Wacquant is one of the most influential sociological theorists of the contemporary era with his research and writings resonating widely across the social sciences. This edited collection critically responds to Wacquant's distinct approach to understanding the contemporary urban condition in advanced capitalist societies. It comprises chapters focused on Europe and North America from leading international scholars and new emergent voices, which chart new empirical, theoretical and methodological territory. Pivoting on the relationship between class, ethnicity and the state in the (re-)making of urban marginality, the volume takes stock of Wacquant's body of work and assesses its value as a springboard for rethinking urban inequality in polarizing times. 

Heeding Wacquant's call for constant theoretical critique and development in understanding dynamic urban relations and processes, the contributions challenge, develop and refine Wacquant's framework, while also synthesizing it with other perspectives and bringing it into dialogue with new areas of inquiry. How can Wacquant's work aid the empirical understanding of today's complex urban inequalities?  And how can empirical investigation and theoretical synthesis aid the development of Wacquant's framework? The diverse contributors to the collection ask these, and other, searching questions - and Wacquant responds to this critique in the final chapter. 

This book will be of interest to scholars engaged in understanding the drivers, contexts, and potential responses to contemporary urban marginality.

John Flint is Professor of Town and Regional Planning and Head of the Department of Geography at the University of Sheffield, UK. He was previously Head of the Department of Urban Studies and Planning, University of Sheffield, UK. Ryan Powell is Reader in Urban Studies in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the University o...
Title:Class, Ethnicity and State in the Polarized Metropolis: Putting Wacquant to WorkFormat:HardcoverDimensions:346 pagesPublished:September 11, 2019Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3030162214

ISBN - 13:9783030162214


Table of Contents

1. Introduction: putting Wacquant to work; John Flint and Ryan Powell.- 2. Class, ethnicity and state in the making of urban marginality; LoÑc Wacquant.- Part 1 - Class: Gender, families and surveillance.- 3. "We live like prisoners in a camp": surveillance, governance and agency in a US housing project; Talja Blokland.- 4. Maternal outcasts: governing vulnerable mothers in advanced marginality; Larissa Povey.- 5. Exploring family-based intervention mechanisms as a form of statecraft; Emily Ball.- Part 2 - Ethnicity: Invisibilization, informality and (dis)identifications.- 6. Fluid identifications in the age of advanced marginality; Fabien Truong (translated by Lorenzo Posocco).- 7. Informality and the neo-ghetto: modulating power through Roma camps; Isabella Clough Marinaro.- 8. Housing, ethnicity and advanced marginality in England; Ryan Powell and David Robinson.- Part 3 - State: governing home, street, neighbourhood, city.- 9. All Leviathan's children: race, punishment and the (re-)making of the city; Rueben Miller.- 10. Social work and advanced marginality; Ian Cummins.- 11. Bringing the third sector back into ghetto studies: Roma segregation and civil society associations in Italy; Gaja Maestri.- 12. Between street and shelter: social seclusion, exclusion and the neutralization of poverty; Chris Herring.- Response.- 13. Dispossession and dishonour in the polarized metropolis: reactions and recommendations; LoÑc Wacquant.