A couple of months ago, I shared a disturbing extract from John Urry’s final book about what he termed the ‘fortress city scenario‘. There’s a powerful section in Naomi Klein’s recent book, No Is Not Enough, which illustrates the basis of… Read More ›
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The Sociological Review Annual Lecture 2017 How can we recognize the political in the city? How might social scientists engage with forms of politics outside of established sites of research such as those associated with representative democracy or collective mobilizations?… Read More ›
Call for Papers The Archers in fact and fiction: Academic analyses of life in rural Borsetshire Cara Courage, University of Brighton, Nicola Headlam, University of Liverpool and Peter Matthews University of Stirling invite the submission of abstracts to a seminar… Read More ›
Call for Papers: Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting, March 29-April 2, 2016 San Francisco The Dark Matter of the Urban: Forces, densities, velocities, affects, and more. Session organizers: Michele Lancione (University of Cambridge, UK) Francisco Calafate-Faria (Goldsmiths, University… Read More ›
Wednesday 22nd July LSE International Inequalities Institute One-day Seminar Elites and Urban Dynamics: new perspectives 10.00-12.00 Session 1: The resurgence of elite sociology 13.00-14.30 Session 2: Urbanism and wealth 15.00-16.30 Session 3: New agendas and Future Research Location: Room 1.04,… Read More ›
This video shows Whittier, Alaska, a town where most people live and work in one building, and is only accessible by a miles-long tunnel with limited hours:
This fascinating discussion offers a penetrating critique of the politics of the world cup, reflecting on the ‘echoes of dictatorship’ that can be seen in the implementation of such a mega event within a country that has only been a… Read More ›
Thugs, Revolutionaries, or Shoppers? Rethinking the 2011 English Riots Through Consumer Practises & Black Friday
Like many riots before it, those who partook in the disturbances of 2011 have been popularly framed either as an immoral underclass or incipient revolutionaries. This article seeks to re-examine an element of the 2011 riots in order to dispel these perceptions… Read More ›
Too much ink has been spent on examining the socio-economic conditions under which shantytowns emerge as urban enclaves and develop into unique lifeworlds. As ‘cities within global cities’, such as Delhi, Cape Town, Kingston, Buenos Aires or Rio de Janeiro… Read More ›
Money, Power and Opportunity in the Late Modern City, or, isn’t it a shame J G Ballard isn’t around to see this?
This documentary by Alex Gibney, director of the Corporation amongst others, takes as its starting point the disjuncture between Park Avenue Manhattan and the other Park Avenue over the river in the Bronx. The former is home to some of the wealthiest people in the… Read More ›
This is the story of a town-planning cock-up known as the Northern Heights Plan which, if completed, would have meant miles of extra houses and tube stations to the North West of London. Produced by Jay Foreman and Paul Kendler.