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The right to the city : social justice and the fight for public space

Author: Don Mitchell
Publisher: New York : Guilford Press, ©2003.
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"Presented are a series of linked cases that explore the judicial response to public demonstrations by early twentieth-century workers, and comparable legal issues surrounding anti-abortion protests today; the Free Speech Movement and the history of People's Park in Berkeley; and the plight of homeless people facing new laws against their presence in urban streets. The central focus is how political dissent gains  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Don Mitchell
ISBN: 1572308478 9781572308473
OCLC Number: 51203456
Description: viii, 270 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The fight for public space: what has changed? --
To go again to Hyde Park: public space, rights, and social justice --
Making dissent safe for democracy: violence, order, and the legal geography of public space --
From free speech to People's Park: locational conflict and the right to the city --
The end of public space?: People's Park, the public, and the right to the city --
The annihilation of space by law: anti-homeless laws and the shrinking landscape of rights --
No right to the city: anti-homeless campaigns, public space zoning, and the problem of necessity --
The illusion and necessity of order: toward a just city.
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In this wide-ranging tour de force, Don Mitchell offers us a rich and geographically grounded exploration of struggles over urban public space. This is scholarship in the best sense of the word: Read more...

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