Urban Inequalities. Ethnographically Informed Reflections

Giuliana B. Prato Discussion

Urban Inequalities. Ethnographically Informed Reflections. Edited by I. Pardo and G.B. Prato. Palgrave Macmillan. 2021 

Is now available in Hardcover and as eBook: https://www.palgrave.com/gb/book/9783030517236

This collection brings together leading thinkers on human beings in urban spaces and inequalities therein. The contributors eschew conceptual confusion between equality — of opportunity, of access to resources, of the right to compete for whatever goal one chooses to pursue — and levelling. The discussions develop in the belief that old and emerging forms of inequality in urban settings need to be understood in depth, as does the machinery that, as masterfully elucidated by Hannah Arendt, operates behind oppression to sustain power and inequality. Anthropologists and fellow ethnographically committed social scientists examine socio-economic, cultural and political forms of urban inequality in different settings, helping to address comparatively these dynamics.

The book covers a range of geographies, from Egypt, Greece, India, Israel, Italy, Russia, South Korea, Turkey, the UK, the USA. The ethnographically engaged contributions explore the displacement of citizenship in urban spaces via the marginalization of existing communities and expand dominant understandings of socioeconomic inequality in the contemporary era.

Further details and the full Table of Contents are available at: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-51724-3