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Mary P. Corcoran, Jane Gray, and Michel Peillon

This article aims to demonstrate the significant role children play in new suburban communities, and in particular, the extent to which their circuits of sociability contribute to social cohesion in the suburbs. The discussion is located within the field of sociology of childhood, which argues that children are active agents who help to create and sustain social bonds within their neighborhoods. Drawing on focus group discussions and short essays by children on “The place where I live,” we paint a picture of how suburban life is interpreted and experienced from a child's perspective. We argue that children develop a particular suburban sensibility that structures their view of their estate, the wider neighborhood, and the metropolitan core. Although children express considerable degrees of satisfaction with suburban life, they are critical of the forces that increasingly limit their access to suburban public space.

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Mofeyisara Oluwatoyin Omobowale, Offiong Esop Akpabio, and Olukemi Kehinde Amodu

Masculinity, as an identity signifier along gender lines, varies from one society to another. The nature, definition, and expression of masculinity (dominance, oppression, violence, and aggression) through social interactions may breed bullying, as found in the Agbowo community of Ibadan, Nigeria. The data for the study were collected through mixed methods and revealed that patriarchal constructed masculinity allows for hegemonic dominance, aggression, oppression, and violent acts that foster bullying among adolescent males in Agbowo. Hence, to address bullying-related problems among adolescents, an understanding of the societal context in which it is carried out is required.

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Suburban Dissent

Defining Neighborhood Space and Place in Perth, Western Australia

Jocelyn D. Avery

conflict aimed at preventing the then conservative Western Australian (WA) state government from building two disability justice centers (DJCs) in the neighborhood. A DJC is the WA government's response to recognition that some people charged with a crime

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The racial fix

White currency in the gentrification of black and Latino Chicago

Jesse Mumm

theories many would “like to say” are true. Over the past generation in Chicago, once black- and Latino-majority neighborhoods surrounding the down-town Loop have gentrified and whitened, raising the question Jane Carey 1 feels compelled to address without

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The Politics of Greening the City

The Case of the Bostan of Kuzguncuk, Istanbul

Alice Genoud

neighborhoods. Community gardens could be one way to answer this problem, putting people together to create a local project, in a process of empowerment ( Pudup 2008 ). Nevertheless, the concept of community garden can be problematic. Community appears to be a

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“Because we are the only ones in the community!”

Protest and daily life in poor South African neighborhoods

Jérôme Tournadre

the township or squatter camp, or accompanying activists as they resolved neighborhood conflicts. Each time, it is the protesting collective that I am observing—and its activists continue, even in the course of these activities, to assert their

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Paula Kabalo

socially disempowered groups in the 1950s and 1960s: the Arab citizenry and inhabitants of the peripheral neighborhoods of Tel Aviv–Jaffa. Underlying the study is the view of ‘particularistic’ associations as instruments for the shaping of democratic norms

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The “Brick and Mortar” of Mobilization?

Storytelling and Materiality in Anti-Asylum Seeker Center Protests in the Netherlands

Iris Beau Segers

versus rural, relatively wealthy versus deprived, ethnically homogenous versus heterogeneous), this article seeks to explore only one instance of anti-AZC mobilization in a multiethnic, relatively deprived and marginalized neighborhood called de

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Ceasing Fire and Seizing Time

LA Gang Tours and the White Control of Mobility

Sarah Sharma and Armonds R. Towns

It is a regular summer day in July 2012 in the Pueblo del Rio Housing Projects in South Los Angeles the first time Armond, a heavily tattooed former Bloods gang member, takes a drive through the neighborhood. Pueblo del Rio is home to the 52

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Simone Toji

countries, such as Italy, Spain, Greece, and the Eastern European nations affected by World War II. In the 1970s, families from South Korea joined the neighborhood, while Paraguayans, Bolivians, and Peruvians arrived from the 1990s onward. One of the