Contesting Displacement Through Radical Emplacement and Occupations in Austerity Europe

Ferreri, Mara (2020) Contesting Displacement Through Radical Emplacement and Occupations in Austerity Europe. In: The Handbook of Displacement. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, pp. 739-752. ISBN 9783030471774, 9783030471804, 9783030471781

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Displacement from a place of home can have multiple manifestations and engender different practices of resistance. Ferreri draws on academic debates and activist publications to offer a critical synthesis of recent resisting practices that contest and counter residential displacement in northern and southern European cities. The chapter focuses on forms of organised place occupations that have emerged in response to the global financial crisis and subsequent austerity programmes to contest new processes of gentrification, neoliberal restructuring, and speculative real estate development. Selected examples from England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, and Spain reveal shared repertoires of action and the potential for tactical convergences towards a place-based and intersectional politics of radical emplacement.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: L700 Human and Social Geography
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Geography and Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2021 13:10
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 16:46

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