Diversity, urban space and the right to the provincial city

Rogaly, Ben and Qureshi, Kaveri (2013) Diversity, urban space and the right to the provincial city. Identities, 20 (4). pp. 423-437. ISSN 1070-289X

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Using three vignettes of the same physical space this article contributes to understanding of how the right to the city is contested in provincial England in the early twenty-first century. Oral history and ethnographic material gathered in Peterborough between 2010 and 2012 are drawn on to shed new light on the politics of diversity and urban space. This highlights the multiple place attachments and trans-spatial practices of all residents, including the white ethnic majority, as well as contrasting forms of active intervention in space with their different temporalities and affective intensities. The article carries its own diversity politics, seeking to reduce the harm done by racism through challenging the normalisation of the idea of a local, indigenous population, left out by multiculturalism. It simultaneously raises critical questions about capitalist regeneration strategies in terms of their impact both on class inequality and on the environment.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Diversity; Right to the city; Regeneration; Conviviality; Muslims; EDL
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > Geography
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation
Depositing User: Ben Rogaly
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2013 07:48
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2019 14:30
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/46467

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