This book is a vital resource for students and researchers in law, sociology, geography and politics, and all readers interested in the application of Lefebvre's social theory to specific legal and political contexts.
Author: Chris Butler
While certain aspects of Henri Lefebvre's writings have been examined extensively within the disciplines of geography, social theory, urban planning and cultural studies, there has been no comprehensive consideration of his work within legal studies. Henri Lefebvre: Spatial Politics, Everyday Life and the Right to the City provides the first serious analysis of the relevance and importance of this significant thinker for the study of law and state power. Introducing Lefebvre to a legal audience, this book identifies the central themes that run through his work, including his unorthodox, humanist approach to Marxist theory, his sociological and methodological contributions to the study of everyday life and his theory of the production of space. These elements of Lefebvre's thought are explored through detailed investigations of the relationships between law, legal form and processes of abstraction; the spatial dimensions of neoliberal configurations of state power; the political and aesthetic aspects of the administrative ordering of everyday life; and the 'right to the city' as the basis for asserting new forms of spatial citizenship. Chris Butler argues that Lefebvre's theoretical categories suggest a way for critical legal scholars to conceptualise law and state power as continually shaped by political struggles over the inhabitance of space. This book is a vital resource for students and researchers in law, sociology, geography and politics, and all readers interested in the application of Lefebvre's social theory to specific legal and political contexts.
Building on a growing movement within developing countries in Latin America, Africa, and Asia-Pacific, as well as Europe and North America, this book documents cutting edge practice and builds theory around a rights based approach to women ...
Author: Carolyn Whitzman
Building on a growing movement within developing countries in Latin America, Africa, and Asia-Pacific, as well as Europe and North America, this book documents cutting edge practice and builds theory around a rights based approach to women's safety in the context of poverty reduction and social inclusion. Drawing upon two decades of research and grassroots action on safer cities for women and everyone, this book is about the right to an inclusive city. The first part of the book describes the challenges that women face regarding access to essential services, housing security, liveability and mobility. The second part of the book critically examines programs, projects and ideas that are working to make cities safer. Building Inclusive Cities takes a cross-cultural learning perspective from action research occurring throughout the world and translates this research into theoretical conceptualizations to inform the literature on planning and urban management in both developing and developed countries. This book is intended to inspire both thought and action.
the. Right. to. the. City. To. UNDERSTAND how racial conceptions are tied to
urban space within the Tapatío imaginary, it is important to recount some of the
central elements that make up the foundation and development of Guadalajara
Author: Diana Negrín
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Category: Social Science
While the population of Indigenous peoples living in Mexico’s cities has steadily increased over the past four decades, both the state and broader society have failed to recognize this geographic heterogeneity by continuing to expect Indigenous peoples to live in rural landscapes that are anathema to a modern Mexico. This book examines the legacy of the racial imaginary in Mexico with a focus on the Wixarika (Huichol) Indigenous peoples of the western Sierra Madre from the colonial period to the present. Through an examination of the politics of identity, space, and activism among Wixarika university students living and working in the western Mexican cities of Tepic and Guadalajara, geographer Diana Negrín analyzes the production of racialized urban geographies and reveals how Wixarika youth are making claims to a more heterogeneous citizenship that challenges these deep-seated discourses and practices. Through the weaving together of historical material, critical interdisciplinary scholarship, and rich ethnography, this book sheds light on the racialized history, urban transformation, and contemporary Indigenous activism of a region of Mexico that has remained at the margins of scholarship.
Is it the financiers and developers, or the people? Rebel Cities places the city at the heart of both capital and class struggles, looking at locations ranging from Johannesburg to Mumbai, and from New York City to São Paulo.
Author: David Harvey
Publisher: Verso Books
Category: Political Science
Long before the Occupy movement, modern cities had already become the central sites of revolutionary politics, where the deeper currents of social and political change rise to the surface. Consequently, cities have been the subject of much utopian thinking. But at the same time they are also the centers of capital accumulation and the frontline for struggles over who controls access to urban resources and who dictates the quality and organization of daily life. Is it the financiers and developers, or the people? Rebel Cities places the city at the heart of both capital and class struggles, looking at locations ranging from Johannesburg to Mumbai, and from New York City to São Paulo. Drawing on the Paris Commune as well as Occupy Wall Street and the London Riots, Harvey asks how cities might be reorganized in more socially just and ecologically sane ways—and how they can become the focus for anti-capitalist resistance.
Blending historical and geographical analysis, this book examines the vital relationship between struggles over public space and movements for social justice in the United States.
Author: Don Mitchell
Publisher: Guilford Press
Includes a 2014 Postscript addressing Occupy Wall Street and other developments. Efforts to secure the American city have life-or-death implications, yet demands for heightened surveillance and security throw into sharp relief timeless questions about the nature of public space, how it is to be used, and under what conditions. Blending historical and geographical analysis, this book examines the vital relationship between struggles over public space and movements for social justice in the United States. Don Mitchell explores how political dissent gains meaning and momentum--and is regulated and policed--in the real, physical spaces of the city. A series of linked cases provides in-depth analyses of early twentieth-century labor demonstrations, the Free Speech Movement and the history of People's Park in Berkeley, contemporary anti-abortion protests, and efforts to remove homeless people from urban streets.
This book contributes analyses intended to be useful for efforts to roll back contemporary profit-based forms of urbanization, and to promote alternative, radically democratic and sustainable forms of urbanism.
Author: Neil Brenner
Category: Political Science
The worldwide financial crisis has sent shock-waves of accelerated economic restructuring, regulatory reorganization and sociopolitical conflict through cities around the world. It has also given new impetus to the struggles of urban social movements emphasizing the injustice, destructiveness and unsustainability of capitalist forms of urbanization. This book contributes analyses intended to be useful for efforts to roll back contemporary profit-based forms of urbanization, and to promote alternative, radically democratic and sustainable forms of urbanism. The contributors provide cutting-edge analyses of contemporary urban restructuring, including the issues of neoliberalization, gentrification, colonization, "creative" cities, architecture and political power, sub-prime mortgage foreclosures and the ongoing struggles of "right to the city" movements. At the same time, the book explores the diverse interpretive frameworks – critical and otherwise – that are currently being used in academic discourse, in political struggles, and in everyday life to decipher contemporary urban transformations and contestations. The slogan, "cities for people, not for profit," sets into stark relief what the contributors view as a central political question involved in efforts, at once theoretical and practical, to address the global urban crises of our time. Drawing upon European and North American scholarship in sociology, politics, geography, urban planning and urban design, the book provides useful insights and perspectives for citizens, activists and intellectuals interested in exploring alternatives to contemporary forms of capitalist urbanization.
The article then reviews Berman's account of the birth of hip hop from the South Bronx in order to demonstrate how urban culture is imbricated in the right to the city before discussing the implications and challenges posed by Berman's ...
This article examines how Marshall Berman's writings on urban culture and politics illuminates and extends our understanding of the role that culture plays in Henri Lefebvre's emancipatory notion of the right to the city, a role that tends to be underplayed by contemporary critical urbanists. The article begins by summarizing Lefebvre's arguments about the importance of culture in understanding the right to the city. Next, it is suggested that Berman understands culture in two ways that are helpful in terms of augmenting Lefebvre's arguments. The first is urban culture as spectacle and the second is culture as appropriation. The article then reviews Berman's account of the birth of hip hop from the South Bronx in order to demonstrate how urban culture is imbricated in the right to the city before discussing the implications and challenges posed by Berman's arguments.
Author: Gülçin Erdi-LelandaisPublish On: 2014-06-30
The contributions to this book also illuminate the everyday choices concerning the form and social processes of the city, and the inspiration that they draw from Lefebvre’s theoretical legacy in the realm of urban sociology.
Author: Gülçin Erdi-Lelandais
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Category: Social Science
Henri Lefebvre is undoubtedly one of the most influential thinkers in the field of urban space and its organization; his theories offer reflections still valid for analyzing social relations in urban areas affected by the crisis of the neoliberal economic system. Lefebvre’s ideal of the “right to the city” is now more widely accepted given today’s current cultural and social situation. Most current research on Henri Lefebvre refers solely to his ideas and their theoretical discussion, without focusing on the empirical transcription of the philosopher. This book fills this gap, and proposes examples about the empirical use of Henri Lefebvre’s sociology from the perspective of different cities and researchers in order to understand the city and its evolutions in the context of neoliberal globalization. The book’s main purpose is to revisit Lefebvre’s still-relevant key concepts to propose new comprehensions of the contemporary city. Case studies in this book will show also that the reception of Lefebvrian concepts differs across different contexts, depending on the social and political circumstances of each country. The debates in this book both expand the scope of urban imagination, and help to reinvigorate, unify, and empower shared desires for just urban outcomes. The contributions to this book also illuminate the everyday choices concerning the form and social processes of the city, and the inspiration that they draw from Lefebvre’s theoretical legacy in the realm of urban sociology.
But in 1747 , another attempt was made to oust one of the corporation candidates
for the representation . It appears that at the election in 1734 , the right of
nonresident freemen to vote had been questioned , and it was now resolved to
put it ...
27 Granting Permission to Erect and Maintain a System of Telephones or a
Telephone Exchange in the City of Marinette . The Mayor and Common Council
of the city of Marinette do ordain as follows : Rights of the SECTION 1. That the ...
On grounds like these , for I can conceive no other , do I suppose the rights of the city were defended in the time to which I have alluded ; for it appears , by the
records which I have read , that the city was then heard by her counsel ; she was
Comprising the Laws of the State of Minnesota Relating to the City of Saint Paul
Saint Paul (Minn.) ... with the reservation that the owner of such land shall have the right to construct flumes or mill races across , through or under said street ,
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on ResourcesPublish On: 1997
This Act establishes a mechanism by which the reverted land can be used for
recreation trails . H.R. 960 would preempt the National Trails System Act by
eliminating the reversionary interest . The City of Tulare wants to buy the right - of
- way ...
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Resources
They entered into an amicable settlement of the claim of Brown , the latter "
agreeing to release his claim for damages and also to conrey to the city the right
of way for the pipes leading through his land between the city limits and the
While the right to use said Front street and other streets is absolutely granted , yet
this right must be exercised under the supervision of the city council or a
committee appointed by it , and the desires and wishes of the city as to what part
of the ...
Author: Boston (Mass.). City CouncilPublish On: 1870
Henry Lee , as trustee of owner of house at the foot of Mount Vernon street ,
objected to the proposed permission , on the ground that it was understood when the purchase of said estate was made , the owner had the right to lay vessels at the ...
right to the sole and exclusive use of the public streets , The charter was granted
in 1838 . In 1856 the Legisla - | etc . , of the city of Bridgeport , for the purpose of
layture provided that thereafter " all charters and grants ing pipes therein to ...
said city shall and will patronize and encourage said gas works from the time of their completion , as hereinafter ... to any other party or parties the right or
privilege to furnish illuminating gas , or light said city or any portion thereof with
Author: United States. Supreme CourtPublish On: 1926
The language of the clause is , if such as should be fixed by the mayor and coun . the right to collect wharfage is suspended for cil of the city . The latter were not to
be less any period , ” etc. He was allowed to collect than was then customary ...
Author: United States. Supreme Court
Category: Law reports, digests, etc
Complete with headnotes, summaries of decisions, statements of cases, points and authorities of counsel, annotations, tables, and parallel references.