Migrants and City-Making
Dispossession, Displacement, and Urban Regeneration
Glick Schiller, Nina
CollectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
In Migrants and City-Making Ayşe Çağlar and Nina Glick Schiller trace the participation of migrants in the unequal networks of power that connect their lives to regional, national, and global institutions. Grounding their work in comparative ethnographies of three cities struggling to regain their former standing — Mardin, Turkey; Manchester, New Hampshire; and Halle/Saale, Germany — Çağlar and Glick Schiller challenge common assumptions that migrants exist on society’s periphery, threaten social cohesion, and require integration. Instead Çağlar and Glick Schiller explore their multifaceted role as city-makers, including their relationships to municipal officials, urban developers, political leaders, business owners, community organizers, and social justice movements.
KeywordsSociology; Migrants; City-making; Urban regeneration; Displacement; Dispossession
PublisherDuke University Press
Publication date and placeDurham, NC, 2018-10-01