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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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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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Urban Politics 2

This week’s readings seemed to be directly related to the idea of politics in the city, the use of public space and the voices (or lack thereof) of the urban citizen. The first article I read was titled, “Young people’s voiceless … Continue reading

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The City

Continuing off of last weeks readings on citizenship, we now move on to the politics of urban life. This chapter is almost like a reading on economic geography at first, discussing the history of the city and how cities are … Continue reading

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“Place” Article Review

The reading “Place” by Lynn Staeheli was an interesting look at how little consensus there is within the scholarly community on a concise and universal definition of place. Lynn Staeheli provides a number of interesting definitions on “place”, from a … Continue reading

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