Latest Urban Studies news 5/12/22

5 Dec 2022, 9:59 a.m.

Latest articles on OnlineFirst

Settlement in Nanjing among Chinese rural migrant families: The role of changing and persistent family norms by Shuangshuang Tang, Jing Zhou, Oana Druta and Xin Li

Shuangshuang Tang et al investigate how changing and persistent family norms feature in decisions over settlement plans made by nuclear families of rural-to-migrant workers in a Chinese megacity.

Read the accompanying blog post here.


Displacement frames: How residents perceive, explain and respond to un-homing in Black San Francisco by Kimya Loder and Forrest Stuart

Latest study from Kimya Loder and Forrest Stuart responds to recent scholarly calls for a more inclusive conteptualisation to displacement, developing a new analytical framework that captures the perceptions and lived experiences of displaced residents in Black San Francisco.


Capital’s welfare dependency: Market failure, stalled regeneration and state subsidy in Glasgow and Edinburgh by Neil Gray and Hamish Kallin

New article from Neil Gray and Hamish Kallin highlights the need for further scrutiny of failed urban regeneration projects as a means of foregrounding the instability of contemporary urban capitalism. 


The ‘medical city’ and China’s entrepreneurial state: Spatial production under rising consumerism in healthcare by Xuanyi Nie

Xuanyi Nie's latest article situates China's medical city in the theory of state entrepreneurialism and rethinks consumerism in healthcare.

Read the accompanying blog post here.


New reviews on Urban Blog

Street-Level Governing book cover

Book review: Street-Level Governing: Negotiating the State in Urban Turkey

Reviewed by Gülşah Aykaç

"Massicard’s outstanding book on the neglected urban agency of muhtarlık crucially challenges major ideas on urban politics, stands as a methodological resource, and contributes to the literature on urban studies by speaking to scholars’ broader interest in how local actors and their interrelations with complex urban outcomes have been reproduced."

Latinos and the Liberal City book cover

Book review: Latinos and the Liberal City: Politics and Protest in San Francisco

Reviewed by Sylvia Gonzalez-Gorman

"Contreras highlights the many political successes that were developed and implemented by Latinos in the San Francisco area. The author challenges the perception of inaction and brings much needed attention to how Latinos were able to successfully unionise and collectively mobilise to create economic and political change."

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Books available for review

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