(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Activating territorial stigma : gentrifying marginality on Edinburgh’s periphery

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

HAMISH H. (1) ; SLATER T. (1) ;
(1) Institute of Geography, School of GeoSciences, Univ., Edinburgh, ROYAUME-UNI


This paper examines a recent ‘regeneration’ project based in Craigmillar, a stigmatised district on the southeastern edge of Edinburgh.It shows how territorial stigmatisation and ‘regeneration’ through gentrification form two sides of the same conceptual and policy coin: the “blemish of place” becomes a target and rationale for ‘fixing’ the area, thus obviating and obstructing policies aimed at attacking deprivation, inequality, or the structural problems of advanced marginality. The state’s role in creating the very stigma it then insists on scrubbing highlights a major contradiction in contemporary urban policy


Article of periodic

published at : Environment & planning A / ISSN 0308-518X

Editor : Pion, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1974)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 46, no6 [pp. 1351-1368]

Bibliographic references : 5 p.

Collation : 1 fig., 1 phot.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15583 A

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