(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Keep costumes out, keep trains in : defining and defending spaces for “good jobs” in a Rust Belt city

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

HOLIFIELD R. (1) ; ZUPAN S. (2) ;
(1) Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, ETATS-UNIS
(2) Univ. of Kentucky, Lexington, ETATS-UNIS


This article compares and contrasts two efforts to define and defend inner-city brownfields redevelopment projects as spaces for good local jobs in the city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It finds that the influence of spatially defined job standards on relocation decisions varied with the different scales of political engagement and economic mobility involved in each case. In addition, it identifies a common political factor in these decisions that previous research in labor geographies has not emphasized: the discursive trivialization of a firm’s primary product. In combination, the two cases suggest that future geographic research on economic justice and the agency of labor and its allies needs to attend both to the complex scalar dimensions of geographically defined job standards and to the roles of nonhuman products in political controversies over redevelopment


Article of periodic

published at : GeoJournal / ISSN 0343-2521 / CODEN GEOJDQ

Editor : Springer, Heidelberg - ALLEMAGNE (1977)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 79, no3 [pp. 309-328]

Bibliographic references : 142 ref.

Collation : 1 carte



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17887

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1007/s10708-013-9495-9

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