Category Archives: Urban II

In the city

Looking at the articles I was most interested in the youths’ political struggle with the park and and the ability to use this public space. The aspect that caught my eye was the way they expressed their feelings about the … Continue reading

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Neoliberalism and the Occupy Movement

The two articles I chose to read were Neoliberalism and the Urban Condition and The ‘Occupy Movement: Emerging Protest Forms and Contested Urban Spaces. I first read the Occupy article and immediately started noticing themes we have discussed in class … Continue reading

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Active and Passive Protesting

The first article I chose to analyze was “Young people’s voiceless politics in the struggle over urban space,” by Pauliina and Jouni. The article begins by explaining that the city of Oulu gated and partially closed one of its downtown … Continue reading

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Voiceless Politics and Gentrification

Voiceless politics to me, although something I had never considered politics before, is an interesting concept.  Just because you do not take part in an argument or debate, you can still have your thoughts and ideas voiced through actions.  That … Continue reading

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Gentrification and Voiceless Politics

The first article I chose was the one concerning gentrification. This article focuses on Portuguese population of the Toronto area. Toronto has experienced many changes in its social makeup, as it has a very large foreign-born population. As is the … Continue reading

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Occupy; Gentrification

The first article I took a look at this week was titled, “The ‘Occupy’ Movement: Emerging Protest Forms and Contested Urban Spaces” written by Judy Lubin.   I did not pay a whole a lot of attention to these movements when … Continue reading

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Occupy; Neoliberalism

The first article, “The ‘Occupy’ Movement: Emerging Protest Forms and Contested Urban Spaces” by Judy Lubin, lays out the practice of occupying pseudo-public spaces as a form of protest. The Occupy Movement is a distinctly urban phenomenon, but with global … Continue reading

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