Latest Urban Studies news 19/04/22

19 Apr 2022, 12:12 p.m.

New book reviews on Urban Studies Blog

The Making of the Banlieue book cover

Book review: The Making of the Banlieue: An Ethnography of Space, Identity and Violence

reviewed by Simone van de Wetering

“This is a must-read for anyone interested in the question of urban inequality in France, violence in the banlieues and more generally the complex relationship between ‘the state’ and its citizens.”

Reconstructing Public Housing book cover

Book review: Reconstructing Public Housing: Liverpool’s Hidden History of Collective Alternatives

reviewed by Mara Ferreri

"Any book title about the ‘hidden history’ of a city promises to reveal unknown dimensions of the non-linear lives of urban phenomena. Matthew Thompson’s Reconstructing Public Housing: Liverpool’s Hidden History of Collective Alternatives both fulfils and exceeds this promise."

Read more book reviews on the Urban Studies blog.


Books available for review

If you are interested in reviewing a book for Urban Studies, please check the list of books currently available for review here before getting in touch with our Reviews Editor, Dr Lazaros Karaliotas. We are happy to receive requests for other titles but please note that some publishers now only offer e-copies for review although we always request a hard copy where possible. 


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