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Geographical knowledges and neoliberal tensions: compulsory land purchase in the context of contemporary urban redevelopment
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
2010 (English)In: Environment and planning A, ISSN 0308-518X, E-ISSN 1472-3409, Vol. 42, no 4, 856-873 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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The author examines the materialization of geographical knowledges in relation to the ongoing neoliberalization of urban space where the latter is based on processes of compulsory land purchase. The specific context for the study is two recently planned commercial redevelopments for the south London borough of Croydon in the United Kingdom, and the arguments mustered in support of these proposals. The author identifies and discusses three principal sets of geographical knowledges, which he examines under the headings symbolic, biopolitical, and scalar. In each case, he shows that the knowledges have strong modernist overtones. The paper seeks both to understand and contextualize these historical connections, and to consider the contemporary political work performed by the knowledges in question.

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2010. Vol. 42, no 4, 856-873 p.
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Social and Economic Geography
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-132725DOI: 10.1068/a42209ISI: 000277931200009OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-132725DiVA: diva2:359001
Available from: 2010-10-26 Created: 2010-10-26 Last updated: 2012-01-10Bibliographically approved

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