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Territorial Stigma and the Politics of Resistance in a Parisian Banlieue: La Courneuve and Beyond

Garbin, David, Millington, Gareth (2012) Territorial Stigma and the Politics of Resistance in a Parisian Banlieue: La Courneuve and Beyond. Urban Studies, 49 (10). pp. 2067-2083. ISSN 0042-0980. (doi:10.1177/0042098011422572) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:34414)

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Abstract

Drawing on research carried out in the Parisian banlieue of La Courneuve, this article contributes to the sociological analysis of urban marginalisation in post-riot France. Beginning with a discussion of the broad relationship between society and space, drawing on Pierre Bourdieu’s relational understanding of social space and how these complexities are inscribed in the urban, it moves on to consider how this relates to Lefebvre’s production of space thesis. The main body of the article outlines some of the ways in which territorial stigmatisation is imposed and reproduced. Empirical material is treated here as ‘diagnostic’ of the symbolic domination that blights La Courneuve. Yet this material is also illuminative of the irregular and scattered forms that resistance to territorial stigma takes. It is suggested that the complex relationship between social and physical space is expressed through the construction of symbolic geographies of domination/resistance and negotiated through intricate ‘entanglements of power’.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1177/0042098011422572
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Mita Mondal
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2013 09:42 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2020 04:07 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/34414 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Garbin, David: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6599-6791
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