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Contested Markets, Contested Cities : Gentrification and Urban Justice in Retail Spaces - (Hardcover)

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Markets are at the origin of urban life as places for social, cultural and economic encounter evolving over centuries. Today, they have a particular value as mostly independent, non-corporate and often informal work spaces serving millions of the most vulnerable communities across the world. At the same time, markets have become fashionable destinations for ‘foodies’ and middle class consumers and tourists looking for authenticity and heritage. The confluence of these potentially contradictory actors and their interests turns markets into "contested spaces".

Contested Markets, Contested Cities provides an analytical and multidisciplinary framework within which specific markets from Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile, Quito, Sofia, Madrid, London and Leeds (UK) are explored. This pioneering and highly original work examines public markets from a perspective of contestation looking at their role in processes of gentrification but also in political mobilisation and urban justice.

Number of Pages: 192
Genre: Science, Social Science
Series Title: Routledge Studies in Urbanism and the City
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Language: English
Street Date: December 13, 2017
TCIN: 51690131
UPC: 9781138217485
Item Number (DPCI): 248-28-6438
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