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South Atlantic Quarterly (2013) 112 (3): 541–549.
Published: 01 July 2013
... England’s Summer of Disorder . London : The London School of Economics and Political Science and the Guardian . AGAINST the DAY Ben Trott Reading the 2011 Riots: England’s Urban Uprising— An Interview with Paul Lewis ​Shortly after the riots...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2019) 118 (1): 111–127.
Published: 01 January 2019
... end of the peace process and the urban warfare that took place in the years 2015–16 requires a departure from both structuralist and liberal approaches. There is a need for agency-based analyses that take into account the strategic and organizational objectives of the movement, the divergence between...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2019) 118 (4): 877–893.
Published: 01 October 2019
...Maria Rosaria Marella Cities are quintessentially human and collective products. All urban space is the product of social cooperation. Therefore not just the “public” space but the metropolis as a whole must be considered as a commons. This assumption is not neutral from a legal point of view. It...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2008) 107 (2): 251–263.
Published: 01 April 2008
...David Thomson Parkour, the art of moving quickly in urban areas using only the body and staying true to the principle of “displacement,” a call to ceaseless forward movement combined with a kind of Zen-like self-presence, is dangerous to the practitioner ( traceur ) but also, in a sense, to the...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2013) 112 (1): 191–202.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Tim Pringle This essay contrasts the scattered resistance of Chinese urban workers to the restructuring of state-owned enterprises at the turn of the century with the long march of migrant workers from victims to subjects. I argue that the “functional authoritarian” nature of the Chinese state and...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2014) 113 (1): 196–209.
Published: 01 January 2014
... provincial working class to a group of progressive and educated urban citizens or the post-Soviet (or post-shock) effects of depoliticization resulting in a mistrust of any form of class identification. From official representatives of the protest, we heard that the people demanded only a new election...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2020) 119 (3): 637–645.
Published: 01 July 2020
... social security extensions (which provided important benefits to housewives and other informally employed women) and in the processes of compulsory urbanization in the peripheries of Buenos Aires. This article seeks to account for the fabric of this political process and its innovative forms of weaving...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2010) 109 (1): 9–30.
Published: 01 January 2010
... the tidal wave that later engulfed Libya, Lebanon, Iraq, and Syria, and on May 25, 1969, a military regime took over in Khartoum. Its ideology was Arab nationalism infused with socialism; its social base, the army and the urban classes; and its model, the Nasserist experiment. Alain Gresh The Free...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2011) 110 (3): 757–769.
Published: 01 July 2011
... polarization between public and private urban space. Reflected in the gated communities, green zones, fortified aid compounds, shopping malls, and tourist enclaves of the global city, bunkers offer sites of elite refuge, private consumption, and a secure base from which power, in an uncertain and divided world...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2012) 111 (4): 701–719.
Published: 01 October 2012
...T. E. Woronov Working-class youth enrolled in China’s urban vocational schools spend years hanging out and sleeping through their classes. Rather than condemning this as a failure of the students’ ability or the schools’ pedagogy, this essay argues that attending vocational school is a form of...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2012) 111 (4): 783–802.
Published: 01 October 2012
... life-times from the side of life destined for disposable superfluity. I look at acts of “fate playing” in the contexts of migrant Filipina workers and the urban lumpenproletariat to view those dimensions of social reproductive work on the part of disposable peoples that persist beyond and despite...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2013) 112 (2): 241–260.
Published: 01 April 2013
... memories”—generational memories that fade into the horizon as the lights of a modernizing urban landscape push them out of view—I argue that postmodern, or postsoul, African American culture is driven to a large extent by the twilight memories of civil rights-era charismatic leadership. © 2013 Duke...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2013) 112 (1): 203–212.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Ho-fung Hung This essay outlines the three stages of Chinese capitalist development in the 1980s through the 2000s and discusses how labor politics played out differently in each of the three stages and helped shape the next stage. Whence the erosion of living standards of urban workers amid out-of...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2015) 114 (1): 11–28.
Published: 01 January 2015
... in the urban peripheries through a variety of informal economies, with blurred boundaries between the legal and the illegal, which can be read as a prototype of financialization’s arrival in these territories. It is there, the article hypothesizes, where capital extends its frontiers and where the...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2015) 114 (1): 29–45.
Published: 01 January 2015
... of a series of public urban occupations during and after the crisis. This framing allows an investigation of how the dominance of finance in capitalism “hits the ground” and how frontiers of capital open up new territories to establish conditions for accumulation in the world’s cities. The article...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2014) 113 (1): 162–168.
Published: 01 January 2014
... waged by a rising urban middle class. The goal of the essays here is to challenge this view and demonstrate a different and radical perspective on the process. This introduction stresses several points important for understanding the protests: the prolonged effects of privatization and neoliberal “shock...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2017) 116 (4): 669–706.
Published: 01 October 2017
... appropriate base of revolutionary mobilization in non-European settings. It did so through the real political practice of “People’s War” ( renmin zhanzheng ), which, as a form of sustained rural insurgency, embodied a temporality and strategy of revolution very different from the urban insurrectionary model...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2018) 117 (1): 91–110.
Published: 01 January 2018
... delineated notions of how urban space, society, and resources are organized and used and what constitutes politics. Unstructured, sporadically collective, and often involving Palestinians, Lebanese, Syrians, and non-Arabs working together to contest the discriminatory policies of the Lebanese state, these...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2018) 117 (2): 410–419.
Published: 01 April 2018
... following an immigration raid at an informal hiring site in southern California, the essay explores how day laborers’ Popular Education praxis has been mobilized through music to build worker solidarity in the defense of hiring sites as a form of urban commons. It argues that the growing repertoire of day...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2021) 120 (1): 137–150.
Published: 01 January 2021
... on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River in Edmonton’s River Valley, the largest urban greenspace in North America, this solar project has evoked divergent, sometimes unanticipated responses as stakeholders speculate about what futures are possible and preferable. The article examines the...