Tag Archives: Urban Politics

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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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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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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Urban Politcs, Public Space, and the Youth! Get it!

The two articles I chose to write my blogs on are Lubin’s ‘The Occupy Movement: Emerging Protest Forms and Contested Urban Spaces” and Kallio and Hakli’s “Young people’s voiceless politics in the struggle over urban space”.             The first article, … Continue reading

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Neoliberalism and Portuguese-Canadians

So I entered this assignment by briefly reading a little bit of each of the four articles. I ended up gravitating more towards the Toronto’s Little Portugal and the article on neoliberalism. What I would like to begin with is … Continue reading

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