Resourceful cities
Berlin (Germany), 29-31 August 2013
Humboldt-University Berlin, Institute for Social Science, Dept. for Urban and Regional Sociology

33. Theory and Method in Critical Urban Studies

Organizer: Jeremy Seekings (University of Cape Town)

Session 33.1 Theory and Method in Critical Urban Studies

Christine Hentschel (Humboldt University Berlin)
Frequent-traveler-concepts: how to smuggle piracy, social infrastructure and other strangers into first-class urban theory building

Jan Sládek (Charles University in Prague)
Right to the post-communist city: Theoretical pitfalls of studying urban activism

Judit Bodnar (Central European University, Budapest)
Urban Theories North by East/West

Cécile Gintrac (Paris West University Nanterre La Défense)
Rise and fall of critical urban studies : cities as “critical knowledge production” agents

Javier Ruiz-Tagle (University of Chile)
Theories of segregation and policies for integration: travel of ideas and concrete consequences in Chicago (US) and Santiago (Chile)

RT 33.1 Theory and Method in Critical Urban Studies

Dalia Wahdan (The American University in Cairo)
False Starts and Tweaked Remedies in Comparing the “Urbans” of Egypt and India

Hillary Angelo (New York University)
Peasants and Urban Strangers: Social Categories for an Urban Planet

Owen Crankshaw (University of Cape Town)
Causal Mechanisms, Job Search and the Labor Market Spatial Mismatch: A realist criticism of a neo-positivist causal explanation

Anisa Desai (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa)
Johannesburg: Global Context

Ana Barone (University of Sao Paulo)
A Cutout of Color: origins of the “urban question” in sociology in the works of Florestan Fernandes

Aya Nassar (a), Lene Benz (b), Nihal Ragab (c), Sarah Aseel (d) (a: Cairo University, b, d: Hafen City University Hamburg, c: Lund University)
Accessing Cairo: Performative Methodolgy, Neighborhoods and Lessons Learned from Elsewhere

Ebru Soytemel (The University of Oxford)
The Search for the Gentry: Disentangling Ambiguous Concepts and Methodologies in Gentrification Research

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