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29/09/2019
by Alenka Barber-Kersovan
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Journal of Urban Affairs Special Issue on The Arts and the City

This special issue of the Journal of Urban Affairs aims is calling for original papers that will empirically examine or conceptually extend the understanding of the connections between the arts and the city. The special issue will bring together scholars … Continue reading

27/06/2019
by Alenka Barber-Kersovan
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Manchester’s Post-punk Heritage: Mobilising and Contesting Transcultural Memory in the Context of Urban Regeneration

Urban memories are remediated and mobilised by different – and often conflicting – stakeholders, representing the heritage industry, municipal city branding campaigns or anti-gentrification struggles. As Dagmar Brunow states in her article, the Post-punk ‘retromania’ coincided with the culture-led regeneration … Continue reading

The Battle for the High Street – Book by Phil Hubbard

23/02/2018 by Alenka Barber-Kersovan | 0 comments

Hight streets in British cities often carry strong
meanings in terms of social an cultural status. In this
book, Phil Hubbard analyses their development in times of
recession and austerity and points out how high streets
are shown to have long been regarded as the heart of many communities, but have declined to a state where boarded-up and vacant retail units are a familiar sight.

The book provides a powerful argument against retail
gentrification, and a timely analysis of class conflict in
austerity Britain. It will be of great interest to
scholars of geography, social policy and cultural studies.

Phil Hubbard – The Battle for High Street, Retail
Gentrification, Class and Disgust

Palgrave Macmillan, London – February 2017

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