'Food-work city': oral history and the contested politics of place

Rogaly, Ben (2020) 'Food-work city': oral history and the contested politics of place. In: Edensor, Tim, Kalandides, Ares and Kothari, Uma (eds.) The Routledge handbook of place. Routledge, London. ISBN 9781138320499

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At a time of heightened divisions and rampant inequality in many countries, Doreen Massey’s questions ‘What does this place stand for?’ and ‘To whom does this place belong?’ have become increasingly urgent. This chapter considers both questions together in the context of Brexit-era England through the lens of a provincial city that voted to leave the EU in 2016. Reflecting in turn on the national, urban and workplace scales, it draws on critical mobility studies and biographical oral history to query the often taken-for-granted binary: ‘local’ versus ‘migrant’. The chapter ends by suggesting ways in which oral history can itself contribute to changing places through collaborative critiques of racial capitalism both in theory and in practice.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > Geography
Depositing User: Sharon Krummel
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2019 09:22
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2020 15:27
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/82671

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Places for all? A multi-media investigation of citizenship, work and belonging in a fast-changing provincial cityG0355AHRC-ARTS & HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCILAH/J501669/1
Creative interruptions: Grassroots creativity, state structures and disconnection as a space for 'radical openness'G2087AHRC-ARTS & HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCILR33412 - AH/N004094/1