Paper $45.95 ISBN: 9781447316640 Published November 2016 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $116.00 ISBN: 9781447316558 Published July 2015 For sale in North and South America only

Resilience in the Post-Welfare Inner City

Voluntary Sector Geographies in London, Los Angeles and Sydney

Geoffrey DeVerteuil

Resilience in the Post-Welfare Inner City

Geoffrey DeVerteuil

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

256 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2015
Paper $45.95 ISBN: 9781447316640 Published November 2016 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $116.00 ISBN: 9781447316558 Published July 2015 For sale in North and South America only
Resilience has become an academic and political buzzword for the twenty-first century. In this book, Geoffrey DeVerteuil proposes a more critically engaged and conceptually robust version of the term, applying it to the clusters of voluntary sector organizations deemed “service hubs.” The process of resilience in response to the threat of gentrification-induced displacement is compared across ten service hubs in three complex but different global inner-city regions: London, Los Angeles, and Sydney. DeVerteuil shows that resilience can be not only about holding on to previous gains, but also about holding out for transformation. The first book to move beyond pure theories of resilience and offer a combined conceptual and empirical approach, Resilience in the Post-Welfare Inner City will interest urban geographers, social planners, and researchers of the voluntary sector.
Contents
Part One: Introducing resilience in the post-welfare inner city: conceptual and methodological considerations
Introduction
Resilience and residualism
The voluntary sector within the post-welfare city
Resilience and residualism
Part Two: Case studies: spatial and social resilience in London, Los Angeles and Sydney
National and local settlements: UK
Los Angeles, US
and Sydney, Australia Established gentrified place-types
Mixed place-types
Pioneer gentrified place-types
Immigrant enclaves
Comparative analysis and summary
Part Three: Conclusions, critical resilience, commons and austerity
The critical resilience of the residuals
Review Quotes
Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography
“DeVerteuil demonstrates well the complex interplay of public, private, and voluntary sectors across the three city regions studied and offers real insight around the varied strategies that have enabled voluntary sector organizations’ survival.”
Voluntas
"Makes a vital contribution to a wider search for a more realistic understanding of what is really happening on the ground of key urban governance and policy realms."
Elvin Wyly, University of British Columbia
“The siege on the Welfare State has destroyed most collective consumption institutions, yet voluntary organizations survive in the global city. DeVerteuil’s excellent analysis shows us how, and why it matters.”
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