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Urban Disorders, Social Divisions and Social Control, 2019/20, Semester 2
Dr Andrew Wallace
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Lecture 1

Seminar reading

1. United Nations (2018) The World’s Cities in 2018, data booklet  

2. Simmel, G (1903) The metropolis and mental life. Available from:  

3. Savage, M (1993) Urban sociology, capitalism and modernity. ISBN: 0333971604 (pbk) : £16.99; 0333971590. Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan. (Chapter 5).  

Further reading 

 Bridge, G. and Watson, S. (eds.) 2002. Blackwell City Reader. Malden: Blackwell.

  1. Davis, M. (1995) Beyond Blade Runner Urban Control and the Ecology of Fear

    Gans, H (1962) ‘Urbanism and suburbanism as a way of life.’ In A.M. Rose, ed. Human behavior and social processes : an interactionist approach. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul. . Also in Pahl, ed. Readings in urban sociology . Oxford: Pergamon. Also available in pdf format on the GEOG2045 Blackboard VLE pages

    Savage, M and Hall, S (2015) Animating the Urban Vortex: New Sociological Urgencies, International journal of urban and regional research = Revue internationale de recherche urbaine et régionale. ISSN: 0309-1317; 1468-2427, 40 (1): 82-95

    Park, R (1916) ‘The city: suggestions for the investigation of human behavior in the urban environment.’ American Journal of Sociology. 20. In R Sennett, ed. 1969. Classic essays on the culture of cities . Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall. Also published in The American Journal of Sociology, Vol. 20, No. 5 (Mar., 1915), pp. 577-612

    Parker, S (2004) Urban theory and the urban experience: encountering the city. London: Routledge chapters 1, 2 and 3

    Therborn, G (2015). Cities and power. International journal of urban sciences ISSN: 1226-5934, 19(1), 1-6. 

    Wirth, Louis. 1938. ‘Urbanism as a way of life.’ American Journal of Sociology 44:1. In P Kasinitz, ed. 1994. Metropolis : center and symbol of our times . London: Macmillan. Also published in The American Journal of Sociology , Vol. 44, No. 1 (Jul., 1938), pp. 1-24

    Zhang XQ (2016) The trends, promises and challenges of urbanisation in the world, Habitat international. ISSN: 0197-3975, 54 (3): 241-252

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Lecture 2   

Seminar Reading

  1. Wacquant, L. 2007. Territorial stigmatization in the age of advanced marginality. Thesis Eleven ISSN: 0725-5136 91.1, 66–77.  
  2. Caldeira, T.P., 1996. Fortified Enclaves: The New Urban Segregation. Public culture8(2), pp.303-328. - Available online:
  3. Graham, S., 2015. Luxified skies: How vertical urban housing became an elite preserve. City : analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action. ISSN: 1360-481319(5), pp.618-645. 
  4. Engels, F.1845. "Great Towns" in Condition of the Working Class in England. Available here:  

Further Reading

Atkinson, R. and Blandy, S., 2013. Gated communities London: Routledge.

Atkinson, R. and Flint, J. 2004. Fortress UK? Gated communities, the spatial revolt of the elites and time–space trajectories of segregation, Housing studies. ISSN: 0267-3037, 19(6), pp. 875–892.

Blokland, T. 2009. “You Got to Remember you Live in Public Housing: place-making in an American housing project”, Housing, theory and society. ISSN: 1403-6096 25: 31-46.

Christopherson, S. 1994. The fortress city: privatised spaces, consumer citizenship, in: A. Amin (Ed.) Post Fordism: A Reader, pp. 409-427. Oxford: Blackwell.

Davis, M. 1998. Ecology of Fear: Los Angeles and the Imagination of Disaster. London: Picador.

Devereux, E; Haynes, A. and Power M. 2011. “At the Edge: Media Constructions of a Stigmatised Irish Housing Estate”, Journal of housing and the built environment. ISSN: 1566-4910 26 (2): 123-142.

Dorling, D. and Rees, P. 2003. A nation still dividing: the British census and social polarisation 1971–2001, Environment and planning. A, Environment and planning. ISSN: 0308-518x, 35, pp. 1287–1313.

DuBois, WEB (1899) The Philadelphia Negro : a social study ISBN: 0812215737 (pbk. : alk. paper). University of Pennsylvania Press.

Graham, S. and Marvin, S. 2001. Splintering Urbanism: Networked Infrastructures, Technological Mobilities and the Urban Condition. London: Routledge.

Hanley, L. 2007. Estates : an intimate history ISBN: 9781862079854 (pbk.) : £7.99; 1862079854 (pbk.) : £7.99 (Ch. 1 & 4). London: Granta.

Hastings, A. 2004. “Stigma and Social Housing Estates: beyond pathological explanations”, Journal of housing and the built environment. ISSN: 1566-4910 19: 233-254.

Jürgens, U. and Gnad, M., 2002. Gated communities in South Africa—experiences from Johannesburg. Environment and planning. B, Planning and design. ISSN: 0265-813529(3), pp.337-353.

Kearns, A.,and A. Parkes. 2003. Living in and leaving poor neighborhood conditions in England. Housing studies. ISSN: 0267-3037 18 (6): 827-851

Marcuse, P (1993) What is so new about divided cities? International journal of urban and regional research = Revue internationale de recherche urbaine et régionale. ISSN: 0309-1317; 1468-2427, 17 (3): 355-365

Massey, D. 1996. The age of extremes: concentrated affluence and poverty in the twenty-first century, Demography. ISSN: 0070-3370, 33(4), pp. 395–412.

Paton, K. 2009. ‘Probing the symptomatic silences of middle-class settlement: A case study of gentrification processes in Glasgow’ City : analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action. ISSN: 1360-4813 13, 4.

Peach, C., 1996. Does Britain have ghettos? Transactions ISSN: 0020-2754. 21: 216–235.

Pow, C.P., 2007. Securing the 'civilised' enclaves: Gated communities and the moral geographies of exclusion in (post-) socialist Shanghai. Urban studies. ISSN: 0042-0980, 44(8), pp.1539-1558.

Wacquant, L. 2008. Urban Outcasts: A Comparative Sociology of Advanced Marginality. Polity Press.

Watt, P. 2009. Living in an oasis: middle-class disaffiliation and selective belonging in an English suburb, Environment and planning. A, Environment and planning. ISSN: 0308-518x 41(12): 2874-2892.

Wilson, WJ (1990) The truly disadvantaged : the inner city, the underclass, and public policy ISBN: 0226901319 (pbk); 0226901300. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

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Lecture 3

Seminar reading

  1. Hackworth J and Smith, N (2001) The changing state of gentrification, Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, 92 (4): 464–477  

  2. Lees, L and Ferreri, M (2016) Resisting gentrification on its final frontiers: Learning from the Heygate Estate in London (1974–2013), Cities. ISSN: 0264-2751, 57: 14-24  

Further reading

Alexandri, G (2016) Reading between the lines: Gentrification tendencies and issues of urban fear in the midst of Athens’ crisis. Urban studies. ISSN: 0042-0980, 52 (9): 1631-1646

Architects for Social Housing (ASH) (2015) The London Clearances.

Atkinson, R. 2002 Does gentrification help or harm urban neighbourhoods? An assessment of the evidence-base in the context of the new urban agenda. Centre for Neighbourhood Research Paper 5.

Bondi, L (1991) Gender Divisions and Gentrification: A Critique. Transactions ISSN: 0020-2754, 16 (2):190-198

Butler, T. 2007. For gentrification? Environment and planning. A, Environment and planning. ISSN: 0308-518x 39: 162–81

Freeman, L. 2005. Displacement or succession? Residential mobility in gentrifying neighborhoods. Urban affairs review. ISSN: 1078-0874 40: 463–91.

Hamnett, C. 2003. ‘Gentrification and the middle‐class remaking of inner London, 1961–2001’. Urban studies. ISSN: 0042-0980, 40: 2401–2426.

Janoschka, M, Sequera, J and Salinas, L (2013) Gentrification in Spain and Latin America - a Critical Dialogue. International journal of urban and regional research = Revue internationale de recherche urbaine et régionale. ISSN: 0309-1317; 1468-2427, 38 (4): 1234-1265

Lees, L (2016) Gentrification, Race, and Ethnicity: Towards a Global Research Agenda? City and community. ISSN: 1535-6841; 1540-6040 (Electronic), 15 (3): 208-214

Lees, L., Slater, T., and Wyly, E. (eds) 2010. Gentrification. New York: Routledge.

Lees, L and Shin, H and Lopez-Morales, E (2016) Planetary gentrification ISBN: 9780745671659 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9780745671642 (hardcover : alk. paper); 0745671640 (hardcover : alk. paper); 0745671659 (pbk. : alk. paper). Cambridge: Polity Press.

LeGates, R., and Hartman, C. 1986 The anatomy of displacement in the US. In Gentrification of the city ISBN: 0043012027 (pbk ; cased) : £8.95; 0043012019, ed. N. Smith and P. Williams. London: Unwin Hyman, 178–200.

Newman, K. and E. Wyly 2006. The right to stay put, revisited: gentrification and resistance to displacement in New York City. Urban studies. ISSN: 0042-0980 43.1, 23–57.

Paton, K. 2014. Gentrification: a working class perspective.

Peck, J. and Tickell, A. 2002. ‘Neoliberalizing space’. Antipode. ISSN: 0066-4812, 34: 380–404.

Slater, T. 2006. The eviction of critical perspectives from gentrification research. International journal of urban and regional research = Revue internationale de recherche urbaine et régionale. ISSN: 0309-1317; 1468-2427 30: 737–57.

Smith, N. 1979. Toward a theory of gentrification: a back to the city movement by capital, not people. Journal of the American Planning Association. ISSN: 0194-4363 45 (4): 538–48.

Smith, N. 2002. New globalism, new urbanism: gentrification as global urban strategy. Antipode. ISSN: 0066-4812 34 (3): 427–50.

Smith, D. P 2008. The Politics of Studentification and '(Un)balanced' Urban Populations: Lessons for Gentrification and Sustainable Communities?, Urban studies. ISSN: 0042-0980, 45(12), pp.2541-

Uitermark, J., J. Duyvendak and R. Kleinhans 2007. Gentrification as a governmental strategy: social control and social cohesion in Hoogvliet, Rotterdam. Environment and planning. A, Environment and planning. ISSN: 0308-518x 39.1, 125–41.

Wallace, A. Gentrification Interrupted in Salford. From New Deal to ‘Limboland’ in a contemporary urban periphery, Antipode. ISSN: 0066-4812, 47 (2): 517-538

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Lecture 4 

Seminar reading

Edwards, M (2016) The housing crisis and London, City : analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action. ISSN: 1360-4813 20 (2): 222-237  

El-Enany, N (2017) The Colonial Logic of Grenfell  

Madden, D (2017) Deadly cityscapes of inequality  

Somerville, P (2013) Understanding homelessness. Housing, theory and society. ISSN: 1403-6096 30 (4): 384-415  

Further reading

Beckett, K. and Herbert, S. 2010. Banished. The New Social Control in Urban America. OUP

Blomely, N. 2010. 'The Right to Pass Freely: Circulation, Begging and the Bounded Self'. Social & legal studies. ISSN: 0964-6639 V.19 (3)331-350

Boughton, J (2018) Municipal dreams : the rise and fall of council housing ISBN: 9781784787394 hardback; 1784787396 hardback; 9781784787417 electronic book UK edition; 1784787418 electronic book UK edition; 9781784787424 electronic book US edition; 1784787426 electronic book US edition. Verso: London

Bramley, G and Fitzpatrick, S (2018) Homelessness in the UK: who is most at risk? Housing studies. ISSN: 0267-3037, 33 (1): 96-116

Cloke, P. 2003 The Complex Motilities of Homeless People in Rural England. Geoforum. ISSN: 0016-7185, 34, 1, 21-35.

Cloke, P. May, J and Johnsen, S. 2010. Swept Up Lives? Re-envisioning the Homeless City. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell

Carr, H., Cowan, D., and Hunter, C. (2007) Policing the housing crisis, Critical social policy., 27 (1): 100-127

Desmond, M (2016) Evicted : poverty and profit in the American city ISBN: 9780241260852 hardback. New York: Crown

Fields DJ; Hodkinson SN (2018) Housing Policy in Crisis: An International Perspective. Housing policy debate ISSN: 1051-1482, 28 (1), pp. 1-5

Fitzpatrick, S., Bramley, G., Johnsen, S. (2013) Pathways into Multiple Exclusion and Homelessness in Seven UK Cities, Urban studies. ISSN: 0042-0980, 50(1) 148–168.

Fitzpatrick, S. and Jones, A. 2005. 'Pursuing Social Justice or Social Cohesion? Coercion in Street Homelessness Policies in England' Journal of social policy. ISSN: 0047-2794 34 (3) pp.289-406

Jackson, E (2012) Fixed in Mobility: Young Homeless People and the City, International journal of urban and regional research = Revue internationale de recherche urbaine et régionale. ISSN: 0309-1317; 1468-2427, 36 (4): 725-741  

Malpass, P. (2005) Housing and the Welfare State: the development of housing policy in Britain. Baskingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Marcuse, P and Madden, D (2016) In defense of housing : the politics of crisis ISBN: 9781784783549 (pbk.) : No price. Verso: London

McKee, K. and Muir, J. (2013) “Introduction to the special issue. Housing in Hard Times: marginality, inequality and class”, Housing, theory and society. ISSN: 1403-6096 30(1): 1-9

McNaughton Nicholls, C. 2010. Housing, Homelessness and Capabilities, Housing, theory and society. ISSN: 1403-6096, 27 (1): 23-41.

Pawson, H. (2007) Local Authority Homelessness Prevention in England: Empowering Consumers or Denying Rights? Housing studies. ISSN: 0267-3037. 22 (6)

Petrillo, A. and Wygnańska, J. 2008. 'Homelessness and Exclusion: Regulating Public Space in European Cities' Surveillance & society [electronic resource]. ISSN: 1477-7487 5(3): 290-314

Rolnik, R (2013) ‘Late Neoliberalism: The Financialization of Homeownership and Housing Rights’, International journal of urban and regional research = Revue internationale de recherche urbaine et régionale. ISSN: 0309-1317; 1468-2427, 37: 1058–1066.

Somerville, P (2013) Understanding homelessness. Housing, theory and society. ISSN: 1403-6096 30 (4): 384-415

Wardhaugh, J. 1999. 'The Unaccommodated Woman: Home, Homelessness and Identity' The sociological review. ISSN: 0038-0261; 1467-954X. 47 (1): 91-109

Watt, P (2016) A nomadic war machine in the metropolis, City : analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action. ISSN: 1360-4813, 20 (2): 297-320

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Lecture 5  

Seminar reading

  1. Vertovec, S (2007) Super-diversity and its implications. Ethnic and racial studies. ISSN: 0141-9870, 30 (6): 1024-1054  
  2. Andersson, J., Sadgrove, J., Valentine, G (2012) Consuming campus: geographies of encounter at a British university, Social and cultural geography. ISSN: 1464-9365, 13 (5): 501-515 

Further reading

Alexander, C., Kaur, R., & St Louis, B. (2012) ‘Identities: new directions in uncertain times’, Identities : global studies in culture and power. ISSN: 1070-289X, 19(1): 1-7

Amin, A (2002) Ethnicity and the multicultural city: Living with diversity. Environment and planning. A : environment and planning. ISSN: 0308-518x 24: 959–980

Anderson, E (1990) Streetwise : race, class, and change in an urban community ISBN: 0226018164 (pbk.); 0226018156. Chicago: University of Chicago Press

Back, L. (2009) 2009) ‘Researching Community and its Moral Projects’, Twenty-first century society ISSN: 1745-0144, 4(2): 201-214

Berg, M, and Sigona, N (2013) ‘Ethnography, diversity and urban space’, Identities : global studies in culture and power. ISSN: 1070-289X, vol. 20, no. 4: 347-60

Datta, A (2009) ‘Places of Everyday Cosmopolitanisms: East European Construction Workers in London’, Environment and planning. A : environment and planning. ISSN: 0308-518x 41 (2): 353-370

Gidley, B (2013) Landscapes of belonging, portraits of life: researching everyday multiculture in an inner city estate, Identities ISSN: 1070-289X, 20 (4): 361-376

Gilroy, P. (2004) After empire : melancholia or convivial culture? ISBN: 0415343089 (pbk.); 0203482816 (electronic book); 0415343070. Abingdon, Oxfordshire: Routledge.

Gilroy, P. (1987) There Ain’t No Black in the Union Jack. London: Hutchinson

Hall, S (2015) Super-diverse street: a ‘trans-ethnography’ across migrant localities. Ethnic and racial studies. ISSN: 0141-9870, 38 (1): 22-37

James, M (2014) Nihilism and urban multiculture in outer East London, The sociological review. ISSN: 0038-0261; 1467-954X, 63 (3): 699-719

Knowles, C (2012) “Nigerian London: Re-mapping Space and Ethnicity in Superdiverse Cities.” Ethnic and racial studies. ISSN: 0141-9870 36 (4): 651–669

Millington, G (2016) The cosmopolitan contradictions of planetary urbanization, The British journal of sociology. ISSN: 0007-1315, 67 (3): 476-496

Neal, S., Bennett, K., Cochrane, A. & Mohan, G. (2013) ‘Living multiculture: understanding the new spatial and social relations of ethnicity and multiculture in England,’ Environment and planning. C : government and policy. ISSN: 0263-774x, 31: 308 – 323

Rhys-Taylor, A (2013) The essences of multiculture: a sensory exploration of an inner-city street market, Identities : global studies in culture and power. ISSN: 1070-289X, 20 (4): 393-406

Stillwell, J and Phillips, D (2006) Diversity and Change: Understanding the Ethnic Geographies of Leeds, Ethnic and racial studies. ISSN: 0141-9870, 32 (7): 1131-1152

Valentine, G (2008) Living with difference: Reflections on geographies of encounter. Progress in human geography. ISSN: 0309-1325, 32: 323–337

Wessendorf, S (2013) ‘Being open, but sometimes closed’. Conviviality in a super-diverse London neighbourhood, European Journal of Cultural Studies ISSN: 1367-5494, 14 (4): 392-405

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Lecture 6

Seminar reading

  1. Sassen, Saskia. 2018 Welcome to a new kind of war: the rise of endless urban conflict  

  2. Graham, S., 2009. Cities as battlespace: the new military urbanism. City : analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action. , 13(4), pp.383-402.  

  3. Wacquant, L., 2008. The militarization of urban marginality: lessons from the Brazilian metropolis. International Political Sociology2(1), pp.56-74  

Further reading

Bauman, Z., 2003. City of fears, city of hopes. London: Goldsmith's College. Available online at:

Coaffee, J., 2015. The uneven geographies of the Olympic carceral: from exceptionalism to normalisation. The geographical journal, including the Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society. ISSN: 0016-7398181(3), pp.199-211.   

Davis, Mike. 1992. "Fortress Los Angeles: the militarization of urban space."Variations on a theme park: The new American city and the end of public space, 154-180. Available online at:

Giroux, H.A., 2015. Stormy weather : Katrina and the politics of disposability ISBN: 9781317251408 (e-book). Routledge.

Giulianotti, R. and Klauser, F., 2012. Sport mega-events and ‘terrorism’: A critical analysis. International review for the sociology of sport. ISSN: 1012-690247(3), pp.307-323.

Goldson, B. 2011. (ed.) Youth in Crisis? : 'Gangs', Territoriality and Violence London: Routledge (all chapters, but especially chapters 9&10)

Graham, S., 2006. “Homeland” insecurities? Katrina and the politics of “security” in metropolitan America. Space and culture. ISSN: 1206-3312, 9(1), pp.63-67.

Graham, S., 2006. Cities and the ‘War on Terror’. International journal of urban and regional research = Revue internationale de recherche urbaine et régionale. ISSN: 0309-1317; 1468-2427, 30(2), pp.255-276.

Graham, S. ed., 2008. Cities, war, and terrorism : towards an urban geopolitics. John Wiley & Sons.

Graham, S. 2010 Cities Under Siege: The New Military Urbanism. London: Verso.

Hallsworth, S. and Brotherton, D., 2011. Urban disorder and gangs: A critique and a warning. London: Runnymede Trust. Available online at:

Hallsworth, S. and Young, T. 2008. ‘Gang talk and Gang Talkers: A Critique’ Crime, Media and Culture 4 (2) 175-195 - Available online:

Jones, S. 2000. Understanding violent crime ISBN: 0335204171 (pbk); 033520418x. Buckingham: Open University Press.

Kintrea, K., Bannister, J., Pickering, J., Reid, M. and Suzuki, N. 2008. Young People and Territoriality in British Cities, York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation available online at

Mercille, J., 2011. Violent narco-cartels or US hegemony? The political economy of the ‘war on drugs’ in Mexico. Third world quarterly. ISSN: 0143-659732(9), pp.1637-1653.

Millington, G., 2012. " Man Dem Link Up": London's Anti-Riots and Urban Modernism. Sociological research online. ISSN: 1360-780417(4), p.12. Available online at:

O'Neill, Kevin Lewis. 2016. "Narcotecture." Environment and planning. D : society and space. ISSN: 0263-7758. Available online at:

Payan, T., 2006. The Three U.S.-Mexico Border Wars : Drugs, Immigration, and Homeland Security ISBN: 9781440835421 (e-book). Greenwood Publishing Group.  

Ralphs, R., Medina, J. and Aldridge, J. 2009. ‘Who Needs Enemies With Friends Like These? The Importance of Place for Young People Living in Known Gang Areas’, Journal of Youth Studies ISSN: 1367-6261; 1469-9680, 12 (5) 483-500

Sassen, Saskia. 2010. When the City Itself Becomes a Technology of War. Theory, culture & society. ISSN: 0263-2764, 27 (6), 33-50.

Spence, K., 2005. World risk society and war against terror. Political studies. ISSN: 0032-3217; 1467-924853(2), pp.284-302.

Virilio, P., 2005. City of panic ISBN: 9781845202248 (cased) : £16.99; 1845202244 (cased) : £16.99. Berg Pub Limited.

Wall, T. and Monahan, T., 2011. Surveillance and violence from afar: The politics of drones and liminal security-scapes. Theoretical criminology. ISSN: 1362-480615(3), pp.239-254.

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Lecture 7

Suggested key reading

Slater, T. (2011) ‘From “criminality” to marginality: rioting against a broken state’, Human geography. , 4, 3: 106-115  

Dikec, M (2007) ‘Revolting Geographies: Urban Unrest in France’, Geography compass. , 1 (5): 1190-1206  

Rickford, R (2016) Black Lives Matter: towards a modern practice of mass struggle, New Labor Forum , 25 (1): 34-42  

Further reading

Bagguley, P. & Hussain, Y. (2008) Riotous citizens : ethnic conflict in multicultural Britain ISBN: 9780754646273 (hardcover : alk. paper); 0754646270 (hardcover : alk. paper). Aldershot: Ashgate

Bauman, Z. (2011) ‘The London riots – on consumerism coming home to roost’, Social Europe, 9th August.

Benyon, J. and Solomos, J. (eds) (1987) The Roots of urban unrest ISBN: 008035839X (pbk ; cased) : £7.50; 0080358403. Pergamon Press

Bloom, C. (2012) Riot city : protest and rebellion in the capital ISBN: 9781137029355 (pbk.); 1137029358 (pbk.). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Campbell, B. (1993) Goliath : Britain's dangerous places ISBN: 0413454118. London: Methuen

Castaneda, E (2012) The Indignados of Spain: A Precedent to Occupy Wall Street, Social movement studies. ISSN: 1474-2837, 11 (3-4): 309-319

Chatelain, M and Asoka, A (2015) Women and Black Lives Matter, Dissent. ISSN: 0012-3846, 63 (3): 54-65

Flint, J. and Powell, R. (2012) ‘The English city riots of 2011, “Broken Britain” and the retreat into the present’, Sociological Research Online 17, 3: 20. Available online at:

Frost, D. and Phillips, R. (2012) ‘The 2011 summer riots: learning from history – remembering ‘81’, Sociological Research Online 17, 3: 19. Available online at:

Halvorson, S (2012) Beyond the Network? Occupy London and the Global Movement, Social movement studies., 11 (3-4): 309-319

Harvey, D. (2012) Rebel Cities. London: Verso

Jensen, T. (2013). 'Riots, restraint and the new cultural politics of wanting', Sociological research online., 18(4)

Jones, O. (2012) Chavs: The Demonisation of the Working Class. London: Verso (see preface)

Kettle, M. & Hodges, L. (1982) Uprising! : the police, the people and the riots in Britain's cities. Macmillan

Lammy, D. (2011) Out of the ashes : Britain after the riots. London: Guardian Books

Layton-Henry, Z. (1984) The politics of race in Britain. Allen & Unwin

Power, A. and Tunstall, R. (1997) Dangerous disorder : riots and violent disturbances in thirteen areas of Britain, 1991-92. York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Thompson, E. P. (1991) ‘The moral economy of the English crowd in the 18th century’, in Customs in Common: Studies in Traditional Popular Culture. New York: New Press: 185-258.

South Atlantic Quarterly volume 112, issue 3 ‘Against the Day’ section especially contributions by Harvie & Milburn, Nunes and Lamble). Online:

Waddington, D. and King, M. (2009) ‘Identifying common causes of UK and French riots occurring since the 1980s’, The Howard journal. 48, 3: 245-56

Wallace, A (2014) The 2011 English ‘riots’: summoning community, depoliticising the city, CITY, ISSN: 1360-4813 18 (1): 10-24

Watt, P and Minton, A (2016) London's housing crisis and its activisms, CITY ISSN: 1360-4813, 20 (2): 204-221

Webster, C. (2003) ‘Race, space and fear: Imagined geographies of racism, crime, violence and disorder in Northern England’, Capital & class. ISSN: 0309-8168 80: 95-122

Winlow, S. and Hall, S. (2012) ‘Gone shopping’, in Briggs, D. (ed) The English riots of 2011 : a summer of discontent ISBN: 9781904380887 (pbk.); 1904380883 (pbk.). London: Waterside: 149-168.

Žižek, S. (2011) ‘Shoplifters of the world unite’, London Review of Books, 19th August.

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Lecture 8

Suggested reading

Amin, Ash, and Stephen Graham. 1997. "The Ordinary City." Transactions ISSN: 0020-2754 22 (4):411-429.

Amin, Ash, and Nigel Thrift. 2002. Cities : reimagining the urban ISBN: 0745624138 (hbk.); 0745624146 (pbk.). Cambridge UK and Malden MA: Polity.

Cairns, S and Jacobs, J. M., 2014, Design, Creativity, and Architecture’s Natalism, in Buildings must die : a perverse view of architecture ISBN: 9780262026932, MIT Press

Degen, Monica, Caitlin DeSilvey, and Gillian Rose. 2008. "Experiening Visualities in Designed Urban Environments: Learning from Milton Keynes." Environment and planning. A, Environment and planning. ISSN: 0308-518x 40:1901-1920.

Degen, Monica, Clare Melhuish, and Gillian Rose. 2017. "Producing Place Atmospheres Digitally: Architecture, Digital Visualisation Practices and the Experience Economy." Journal of consumer culture. ISSN: 1469-5405 17 (1):3-24.

Grant, Jill. 2001. "The dark side of the grid: power and urban design." Planning Perspectives ISSN: 0266-5433 16 (3):219-241.

Jacobs, J. ‘The Uses of Sidewalks: Safety’, The Death and Life of Great American Cities

Kasinitz, Philip, ed. 1995. Metropolis : center and symbol of our times ISBN: 0814746403 (pbk); 081474639X. New York: New York University Press.

Le Corbusier, 1929, A Contemporary City, excerpt from The City of Tomorrow and Its Planning in Bridge and Watson, The Blackwell City Reader (Chapter 38)

Lefebvre, Henri. 1996. Writings on cities ISBN: 0631191887 (pbk); 0631191879. Translated by Eleonore Kofman and Elizabeth Lebas. Cambridge Mass.

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Key suggested reading 

Harvey, D. 1989. “From Managerialism to Entrepreneurialism: The Transformation in Urban Governance in Late Capitalism.” Geografiska Annaler. Series B, Human geography. ISSN: 0435-3684 71 (1): 3–17

Harvey, D. (2016) The Ways of the world. London: Profile Books. Ch. 6 ‘From Managerialism to Entrepreneurialism’ pp 133-158

Harvey, D. (2012) Rebel Cities: From the Right to the City to the Urban Revolution. New York: Verso. Ch 4 ‘The art of Rent’. Pp 89-114

Greenberg, M. (2008) Branding New York : how a city in crisis was sold to the world ISBN: 9780415954426 No price (pbk.); 9780415954419 £70.00 (hbk.); 041595441X £70.00 (hbk.); 0415954428 No price (pbk.). London and New York: Routledge. Ch 1 ‘Branding and the Neoliberal City’. Pp 19-40

Rabiossi, C. (2015) ‘Renewing a historical legacy: Tourism, leisure, shopping and urban branding in Paris’. Cities. ISSN: 0264-2751. 42: 195-203

Zukin, S. (1991) Landscapes of power : from Detroit to Disney World ISBN: 0520072219 (alk. paper). Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press. Ch 8 ‘Disney World: The Power of Façade and the Façade of Power’ pp217-250

Zukin, S. (1995) The cultures of cities ISBN: 1557864373 (pbk); 1557864365. Malden, MA; Blackwell. Ch. 2 ‘Learning from Disneyworld’ pp 49-79

Zukin, S. (2002) ‘from Landscapes of Power: from Detroit to Disney World’ in G. Bridge and S. Watson (Eds) The Blackwell City Reader. Oxford: Blackwell. Ch 21 pp 197-208

Zukin, S. (2011) Naked City: The Death and Life of Authentic Urban Places. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Ch. 4 ‘Union Square and the Paradox of Public Space’ pp 125-158

Zukin, S. (2014) ‘Postcard Perfect: The big business of city branding’. The Guardian. Available online at:

 Lecture 10

Suggested reading

Andreotti, Libero. 2002. "Architecture and Play." In Guy Debord and the Situationist International : texts and documents ISBN: 0262633000, edited by Thomas F. McDonough. Cambridge Mass: October MIT Press.

Benjamin, Walter. 1999. The arcades project ISBN: 067404326X edited by Rolf Tiedemann. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.

Certeau, Michel de. 1984. The Practice of Everyday Life. Translated by Steven Rendall. Berkely and Los Angeles, California: University of California Press.

Debord, Guy. 1970. Society of the spectacle. 2010 ed. 1 vols. Detroit: Black & Red.

Degen, Monica, and Gillian Rose. 2012. "The Sensory Experiencing of Urban Design: The Role of Walking and Perceptual Memory." Urban studies. ISSN: 0042-0980 49 (15):3271-3287.

Doron, Gil M. 2000. "The Dead Zone and the Architecture of Transgression." City : analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action. ISSN: 1360-4813 4 (2):247-263.

Edensor, T., 2008, Walking Through Ruins in Vergunst and Ingold in, Ways of walking : ethnography and practice on foot ISBN: 9780754673743 (alk. paper); 075467374X (alk. paper), Ashgate

Flanagan, M., 2009, Artists’ Locative Games, in Critical Play: Radical Game Design, MIT Press, pp. 189-223

Flanagan, Mary. 2009. Critical Play: Radical Game Design. Cambridge, Mass: The MIT Press.

Frisby, David. 1985. Fragments of modernity : theories of modernity in the work of Simmel, Kracauer and Benjamin ISBN: 074560188X. 2013 ed. Abingdon: Routledge.

Hell, Julia, and Andreas Schönle. 2008. Ruins of modernity ISBN: 9780822344742 (pbk.) : £19.99; 9780822344568 (hbk.) : £79.00; 0822344564 (hbk.) : £79.00; 0822344742 (pbk.) : £19.99. Durham North Carolina: Duke University Press.

Highmore, Ben. 2013. "Playgrounds and Bombsites: Postwar Britain's Ruined Landscapes." Cultural politics. ISSN: 1743-2197; 1751-7435 9 (3):323-336.

Hjorth, Larissa. 2017. "Pokémon GO: Mobile Media, Play, Place-Making, and the Digital Wayfarer." Mobile Media & Communication ISSN: 2050-1579; 2050-1587 5 (1):3-14.

Lammes, Sybille, and Clancy Wilmott. 2016. "The map as playground: Location-based games as cartographical practices." Convergence : the international journal of research into new media technologies. ISSN: 1354-8565 December:1-18.

Sadler, Simon. 1998. The situationist city ISBN: 0262692252 (pbk); 0262193922. Cambridge, Mass: The MIT Press.

Sicart, Miguel. 2016. "Play and the City." In Playin' The City: Artistic and Scientific Approaches to Playful Urban Arts, edited by Judith Ackermann, Andreas Rauscher and Daniel Stein.

Wolf, J., The invisible Flâneuse: Women and the literature of modernity, Available in Benjamin A., 1989, The problems of modernity : Adorno and Benjamin ISBN: 041506029X, Routledge; 141-156

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