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Title: Rethinking Cities in Contentious Times: The Mobilisation of Urban Dissent in the 'Arab Spring'
Authors: Allegra, M.
Bono, I.
Rokem, J.
Casaglia, A.
Marzorati, R.
Yacobi, H.
Keywords: Arab Spring
Urban studies
Issue Date: Jul-2013
Publisher: Sage
Abstract: Throughout history, cities have been the theatre of social and spatial struggles. The issue of urban protests, however, has not yet been investigated in detail in the light of the growing concern of the need to rethink urban studies, from theoretical and epistemic assumptions, to methodological issues. It is argued that the mobilisation of urban dissent in the so-called Arab Spring offers a good opportunity to develop a critical approach based on the observation of the nexus between an event (a punctual expression of dissent) and a site (the urban environment in which the former takes place). The goal is to avoid theoretical rigidities inherent to the assumptions about the intrinsic qualities of cities or social movements. The paper also aims at connecting different academic and disciplinary traditions across linguistic divides—and especially the Anglophone urban studies with the Francophone stream of city-focused political science and political sociology.
Description: WOS:000320103600001 (Nº de Acesso Web of Science)
Peer reviewed: Sim
URI: http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84878836812&partnerID=MN8TOARS
https://ciencia.iscte-iul.pt/public/pub/id/16588
http://hdl.handle.net/10071/7479
ISSN: 0042-0980
Publisher version: The definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0042098013482841
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