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The makeshift city: Towards a global geography of squatting

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This paper introduces a set of analytical frames that explore the possibilities of conceiving, researching and writing a global geography of squatting. The paper argues that it is possible to detect, in the most tenuous of urban settings, ways of thinking about and living urban life that have the potential to reanimate the city as a key site of geographical inquiry. The paper develops a modest theory of ‘urban combats’ to account for the complexity and provisionality of squatting as an inform...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1177/0309132514531471

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Geography
Oxford college:
Christ Church
Role:
Author
Publisher:
SAGE Publications Publisher's website
Journal:
Progress in Human Geography Journal website
Volume:
39
Issue:
3
Pages:
338-359
Publication date:
2014-04-30
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EISSN:
1477-0288
ISSN:
0309-1325
Pubs id:
pubs:835439
URN:
uri:08bdfd46-d91b-4323-a814-e9c75ecf3e55
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uuid:08bdfd46-d91b-4323-a814-e9c75ecf3e55
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pubs:835439

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