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Seeking spatial justice, Edward W. Soja

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Seeking spatial justice
Title
Seeking spatial justice
Statement of responsibility
Edward W. Soja
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1996, the Los Angeles Bus Riders Union, a grassroots advocacy organization, won a historic legal victory against the city's Metropolitan Transit Authority. The resulting consent decree forced the MTA for a period of ten years to essentially reorient the mass transit system to better serve the city's poorest residents. A stunning reversal of conventional governance and planning in urban America, which almost always favors wealthier residents, this decision is also, for renowned urban theorist Edward W. Soja, a concrete example of spatial justice in action. In Seeking Spatial Justice, Soja argues that justice has a geography and that the equitable distribution of resources, services, and access is a basic human right. Building on current concerns in critical geography and the new spatial consciousness, Soja interweaves theory and practice, offering new ways of understanding and changing the unjust geographies in which we live. After tracing the evolution of spatial justice and the closely related notion of the right to the city in the influential work of Henri Lefebvre, David Harvey, and others, he demonstrates how these ideas are now being applied through a series of case studies in Los Angeles, the city at the forefront of this movement. Soja focuses on such innovative labor-community coalitions as Justice for Janitors, the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy, and the Right to the City Alliance; on struggles for rent control and environmental justice; and on the role that faculty and students in the UCLA Department of Urban Planning have played in both developing the theory of spatial justice and putting it into practice. Effectively locating spatial justice as a theoretical concept, a mode of empirical analysis, and a strategy for social and political action, this book makes a significant contribution to the contemporary debates about justice, space, and the city"--Provided by publisher
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N$T
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Soja, Edward W
Dewey number
304.2/3
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
HM671
LC item number
.S675 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Globalization and community series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social justice
  • Justice, Administration of
  • Space perception
  • Geographical perception
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Geographical perception
  • Justice, Administration of
  • Social justice
  • Space perception
Label
Seeking spatial justice, Edward W. Soja
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why spatial? why justice? Why L.A.? Why now? -- On the production of unjust geographies -- Building a spatial theory of justice -- Seeking spatial justice in Los Angeles -- Translating theory into practice : urban planning at UCLA -- Seeking spatial justice after 9/11 : continuities and conclusions
Control code
646821047
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 256 pages).
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780816673742
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)646821047
Label
Seeking spatial justice, Edward W. Soja
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why spatial? why justice? Why L.A.? Why now? -- On the production of unjust geographies -- Building a spatial theory of justice -- Seeking spatial justice in Los Angeles -- Translating theory into practice : urban planning at UCLA -- Seeking spatial justice after 9/11 : continuities and conclusions
Control code
646821047
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 256 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780816673742
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)646821047

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