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Debt‐Bonded Brick Kiln Workers and Their Intent to Return: Towards a Labour Geography of Smallholder Farming Persistence in Cambodia

19 Aug 2019, 7 p.m.

Abstract Despite the increasing preponderance of non‐farm work in Cambodia, labour migrants across a range of working conditions remain linked ...


At Once the Saviours and the Saved: “Diaspora Girls”, Dangerous Places, and Smart Power

19 Aug 2019, 8:29 a.m.

Abstract This article explores how racially marked young women and girls are sought to be discursively and materially incorporated into ...


Killing Us Slowly: Pre‐Empting Suicide at a Women’s Hostel in Chennai

10 Aug 2019, 7:58 p.m.

Abstract This paper draws on ethnographic research in Chennai to unpack the pre‐emptive logic that shapes anti‐suicide interventions at hostels—dormitories—for ...


Transforming the Classic Political Forest: Contentious Territories in Java

7 Aug 2019, 10:33 a.m.

Abstract Java’s extensive political forests and their contentious social relations have been profoundly transformed since the turn of the 21st ...


Microclimates of Urban Reproduction: The Limits of Automating Environmental Control

6 Aug 2019, 6:24 p.m.

Abstract Enclosed, controlled environments, stretching from sites of luxury consumption to urban food production, are proliferating in cities around the ...


Class Monopoly Rent and the Redevelopment of Portland's Pearl District

1 Aug 2019, 7:06 p.m.

Abstract This study examines the role of class monopoly rent in shaping the spatial form and pattern of urban redevelopment ...


The Mythical Shapeshifting of Capital and Petrification of Labour: Deepening Conflict on the Agrofuel Frontier

1 Aug 2019, 7:06 p.m.

Abstract In the great civilisations of the past, shapeshifting promised a restoration of order in turbulent times in return for ...


State Discourses of Indigenous “Inclusion”: Identity and Representation in the Arctic

1 Aug 2019, 7:06 p.m.

Abstract Arctic decision‐making processes are often praised for including Indigenous peoples. Yet, state practices of “inclusion” may also inadvertently delimit ...

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What is “hostile design,” and how should we study it?

Blog by Robert Rosenberger

19th August 2019

How do instances of hostile design at times work in accord with larger hostile agendas ... Read More

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Latest Updates on Urban Studies 19/08/19

19th August 2019

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Insurgent Planner: Transgressing the technocratic state of postcolonial Jakarta

Blog by Prathiwi Widyatmi Putri

14th August 2019

Blog seeking alternatives to democratic neoliberal development regimes in urban planning through insurgency. Read More

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Infrastructure imaginaries: The politics of light rail projects in the age of neoliberalism

Blog by Kristian Olesen

12th August 2019

New blog critically discusses how light rail projects are embedded in infrastructure imaginaries in Aalborg, ... Read More

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Latest Updates on Urban Studies 05/08/19

5th August 2019

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Book review - The New Arab Urban: Gulf Cities of Wealth, Ambition, and Distress

edited by Harvey Molotch & Davide Ponzini and reviewed by Leslie Sklair

1st August 2019

Book review of The New Arab Urban: Gulf Cities of Wealth, Ambition, and Distress (Harvey ... Read More