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Commoning in New York City, Barcelona, and Paris

Notes and observations from the field

Ida Susser

This article analyzes the emergence of the squares movement—such as Occupy Wall Street in New York City, the 15 May in Barcelona, and Nuit Debout in Paris—as a new form of “commoning.” The argument is that this commoning, characterized by an

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Shockwaves

Atmospheres beyond the Conflict City/Ordinary City Divide

Sara Fregonese

Shockwave 1—London During the widespread riots in London and other UK cities in the summer of 2011, I did something at once familiar and uncanny. Familiar because, having resided in Beirut for several months in 2005, 2009, and 2010 amid a wave

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Sanctuary City Organizing in Canada

From Hospitality to Solidarity

David Moffette and Jennifer Ridgley

Sanctuary cities resurfaced in political debates and in the media in 2017 as US President Donald Trump increasingly advanced an anti-immigration agenda and vowed to cut funding to American cities that have adopted such policies ( Robbins 2017

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Sheikhs and the City

Urban Paths of Contention in Sidon, Lebanon

Are John Knudsen

Beirut to the Sidon-based preacher. The growth of the Assir movement hence led to a temporary shift in the locus of contentious politics from the capital to secondary cities such as Sidon, and a conceptual shift from elite politics to that of grassroots

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Experiential Landscapes of Terror

Sunčana Laketa, Sara Fregonese, and Damien Masson

methodological approaches concerned with affect, atmosphere, and experience can advance our understanding of the impact of terror and terror threat on the everyday life of cities. Since then, our initial endeavor has developed into a series of new projects and

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Blood and the City

Animal Representations and Urban (Dis)orders during the ‘Feast of the Sacrifice’ in Istanbul and Khartoum

Alice Franck, Jean Gardin, and Olivier Givre

generalisations, the crossreferencing of observations that come to light in various cities such as Paris, Istanbul, Khartoum, Dakar and others reveals contrasting and revealing insights about the numerous ways deployed to cope with animal ritual death within the

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For or against commoning?

Ida Susser

as the centers of Western capital. The battle for the urban commons is being fought in cities where progressive forms of democracy and the welfare state are under attack, new class compromises are currently being negotiated, racism and anti

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Michael Blake

The concept of the sanctuary city is a not a new one; it is, however, newly important to a great many political debates ( Yadoo 2019 ). Resistance to the migration policies of the Trump administration in the United States has returned the concept

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City Sterilization and Poverty Management

Examining a Mobility Hub in the “Redevelopment and Enhancement” of Downtown Tallahassee

Christopher M. McLeod, Matthew I. Horner, Matthew G. Hawzen, and Mark DiDonato

Tallahassee, Florida, is a city being redeveloped. A prototypical, contemporary American city, Tallahassee is being reorganized around experiential, service- and event-based production and consumption. Vibrant food districts, entertaining

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Rapping French Cities in the 1990s

Blurring Marseille and Brightening Paris in Contested Processes of Boundary Making

Joseph Downing

Scholarship on rap has emphasized the propensity of rap to form and reinforce social boundaries. This is particularly the case in studies that focus on rap's relationship to regions, cities, and neighborhoods. 1 The dominant trend has been for