Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo
We outline the important place that informal urbanism has acquired in urban theorising, and an agenda to further this standing towards an even more explicit role in defining how we research cities. We note how informality has frequently been perceived as the formal’s ‘other’ implying a necessary ‘othering’ of informality that creates dualisms between formal and informal, a localised informal and a globalising formal, or an informal resistance and a formal neoliberal control, that this special issue seeks to challenge. The introduction, and the issue, aim to prompt a dialogue across a diversity of disciplinary approaches still rarely in communication, with the goal of going beyond (‘transcending’) the othering of informality for the benefit of a more inclusive urban theory contribution. The introduction suggests three related steps that could help with transcending dualisms in the understanding of informality: first, to transcend the disciplinary boundaries that limit informal urbanism to the study of housing or the labour market; second, to transcend the way in which informality is understood as separate from the domain of the formal (processes, institutions, mechanisms); and, third, to transcend the way in which informality is so tightly held in relation to understandings of neoliberalism. Challenging where the confines of urban studies might be, we argue for informality to better serve and broaden the community of urban research towards a more global urban theorising, starting from situated experiences and including cross-disciplinary experimentation.
A Learning Change Project Blog
Oppose lese majeste law and human rights abuses in Thailand
Development Matters is a platform for discussions on development opportunities and challenges.
Beatrice Cherrier's blog
An insightful and sarcastic analysis of Thailand and the World
A Political Ecology of the Green Economy in the Global South
Urban Studies x Sustainable Development x Geospatial Analysis
Clean living under difficult circumstances
A Sussex University Anthropology blog
Alternative paradigms, practices and challenges
A blog on gender, citizenship and urban life
Political Ecology Network
Reinventing the Finnish City
a collaborative writing project on Political Ecology
The global community of academics, practitioners, and activists interested in Economic Sociology & Political Economy -- led by Oleg Komlik
Posts are by authors of papers published in the RWER. Anyone may comment.
Just another WordPress.com site
Thinking about place and power - a site written and curated by Stuart Elden
Words & Fotos ON / All rights reserved © Lee Yu Kyung 2019
urban informality + urban development
discussions on digital ethics. privacy and power
Foreigners' Rights and Layman's Legal Overview for Thailand
News about the journal, new articles, free downloads and more
Je procrastine (beaucoup). Mais des fois j'écris (un peu).