(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Does the punitive need the supportive? A sympathetic critique of current grammars of urban injustice

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) School of Geography and Environment, Univ., Southampton, ROYAUME-UNI


The AA. propose a sympathetic critique of mainstream grammars of urban injustice, arguing that they are frequently too one-sided and selective to adequately grasp the full complexity of urban realities. They counterbalance the spectacular logics of punitive urbanism and the everyday logics of control with a tripartite approach to logics assembled within the urban voluntary sector (abeyance, care and survival) as a way to reconnect to a broader set of practices. Two case are used to illustrate these contentions : 1-harm reduction strategies: the medically supervised (or safe) injection sites (SIS) for heroin users in Vancouver and Sydney ; 2- the locally contingent variations between punitiveness (abeyance) and support (care and sustenance) across a series of service-rich inner city neighbourhoods in Greater London , Los Angeles County),and the Statistical Division of Metropolitan Sydney, and the experiences of voluntary sector organizations within these same spaces


Article of periodic

published at : Antipode / ISSN 0066-4812

Editor : Blackwell, Oxford - ROYAUME-UNI (1969)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 46, no4 [pp. 874-893]

Bibliographic references : 4 p.

Collation : 1 tabl.



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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1111/anti.12001

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