Marginal Spaces

Michael P. Smith
Transaction Publishers, 1. jan. 1995 - 146 sider
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Five case studies combine structural and historical analysis of the moves of powerful social interests to dominate space, with an ethnographically grounded account of the tactics and strategies developed by various marginalized social groups to reclaim dominated space for their own uses. They include struggles of homeless people in Ann Arbor and Chicago, ethnic displacement in New York and among Mexican farm workers in California, and women in New Orleans. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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House People Not Cars Economic Development Political Struggle and Common Sense in a City of Intellect
Tranquility City SelfOrganization Protest and Collective Gains within a Chicago Homeless Encampment
Private Redevelopment and the Changing Forms of Displacement in the East Village of New York
Resisting Racially Gendered Space The Women of the StThomas Resident Council New Orleans
Mixtecs and Mestizos in California Agriculture Ethnic Displacement and Hierarchy among Mexican Farm Workers

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