Right to the City Social Justice and the Fight for Public Space

ISBN-10: 1572308478

ISBN-13: 9781572308473

Edition: 2003

Authors: Don Mitchell

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List price: $33.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Publication date: 2/24/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 270
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

Don Mitchell was born in 1961. He is a Distinguished Professor of Geography at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. From an academic household in California, he is a graduate of San Diego State University, Pennsylvania State University and received his Ph.D. from Rutgers University in 1992, working with Neil Smith. He taught at the University of Colorado, Boulder before joining Syracuse in the late 1990s. Considered an influential and radical scholar, he is best known for his work on cultural theory, and the People's Geography Project. He works on labor struggles, human rights and justice. In 1998, he became a MacArthur Fellow, and in 2008 a Guggenheim Fellow. He was awarded the Anders Retzius Medal from the Swedish Society for Anthropology and Geography in 2012. His titles include The Right to the City: Social Justice and the Fight for Public Space, The People's Property? Power, Politics and the Public, and The Freedom Summer Murders.

Introduction: The Fight for Public Space: What Has Changed?
To Go Again to Hyde Park: Public Space, Rights, and Social Justice
Public Space and the Right to the City
Making Dissent Safe for Democracy: Violence, Order, and the Legal Geography of Public Space
Bubble Laws, Abortion Rights, and the Legal Content of Public Space
Regulating Public Space
Violence, Order, and the Contradictions of Public Space
Disorder, Violence, and the Legal Construction of Public Space before World War I
Making Dissent Safe for Democracy
Regulating Public Forums
Conclusion
From Free Speech to People's Park: Locational Conflict and the Right to the City
Nonconformists, Anarchists, and Communists: Free Speech in Berkeley
From Free Speech to Counterculture: Urban Renewal and the Battle for People's Park
The End of Public Space?: People's Park, the Public, and the Right to the City
Struggling over Public Space: The Volleyball Riots
The Dialectic of Public Space
The Importance of Public Space in Democratic Societies
The Position of the Homeless in Public Space and as Part of the Public
Public Space in the Contemporary City
The End of Public Space?
The Necessity of Material Public Spaces
Conclusion: The End of People's Park as a Public Space?
Coda
The Annihilation of Space by Law: Anti-Homeless Laws and the Shrinking Landscape of Rights
The Annihilating Economy
The Annihilation of People by Law
The Problem of Regulation
Citizenship in the Spaces of the City: A Brutal Public Sphere
Landscape or Public Space?
Conclusion
No Right to the City: Anti-Homeless Campaigns, Public Space Zoning, and the Problem of Necessity
"Broken Windows"
Santa Ana's Anti-Camping Ordinance and the Problem of Necessity
Anti-Homeless Campaigns and the Content of Contemporary Urban Justice
Public Space Zoning
Conclusion
Conclusion: The Illusion and Necessity of Order: Toward a Just City
Spaces of Justice
References
Index
About the Author
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