Neoliberal Urbanism and its Contestations: Crossing Theoretical Boundaries

Hardcover | November 15, 2011

EditorJenny Kunkel, Margit Mayer, Jenny Künkel

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This volume brings a plurality of approaches -- from political economic to Foucauldian -- to bear on the broad range of contestations around urban neoliberalism. The contributors explore the range of resistant agency and reveal the heterogeneity of intersecting power relations that movements mobilize against.

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This volume brings a plurality of approaches -- from political economic to Foucauldian -- to bear on the broad range of contestations around urban neoliberalism. The contributors explore the range of resistant agency and reveal the heterogeneity of intersecting power relations that movements mobilize against.

JENNY KÜNKEL is Research Assistant in the DFG-project "Policing Frankfurt American Style" at the Department of Human Geography of Goethe University Frankfurt a.M., Germany.MARGIT MAYER is Professor at the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies and the Department of Political Science, Freie University Berlin, Germany.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:248 pages, 9.11 × 5.64 × 0.94 inPublished:November 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Notes on the Contributors
PART I: THEORETICAL DEBATES: COMPETING APPROACHES IN THE STUDY OF URBAN NEOLIBERALISM
Introduction: Neoliberal Urbanism and its Contestations – Crossing Theoretical Boundaries; M.Mayer & J.Künkel
Towards Deep Neoliberalization?; N.Brenner, N.Theodore & J.Peck
The Limits of Neoliberalism. Is the Concept of Neoliberalism Helpful in the Study of Urban Policy?; C.Pickvance
Grounding Social Struggles in the Age of 'Empire'; E.Bareis & M.Bojadzijev
Cultural Political Economy, Strategic Essentialism, and Neoliberalism; B.Jessop & N.Sum
PART II: EMPIRICAL CASES
Urban Development and the Creative Class in a Neoliberal Age: Two Case Studies in Toronto; U.Lehrer
City Improvement Districts and 'Territorialized Neoliberalism' in South Africa (Johannesburg, Cape Town); S.Didier, M.Morange & E.Peyroux
Neoliberalization at a Crossroads? Transcolonial Hong Kong; C.Cartier
Reassembling the Political Life of Community. Naturalizing Neoliberalism in Amman; C.Parker & P.Debruyne
Governing the Favela; S.Lanz
'These Dolls are an Attraction'. Othering and Normalizing Sex Work in a Neoliberal City; J.Künkel
Conclusion: Implications of Urban Theory for Social Movements; M.Mayer & J.Künkel
Index