(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Bringing democracy back home : community localism and the domestication of political space

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BRADLEY Q. (1) ;
(1) Faculty of Arts, Environment and Technology, Metropolitan Univ., Leeds, ROYAUME-UNI


This paper identifies four spatial practices through which marginalised communities in England apply the technology of localism to challenge the limitations of their positioning and imprint promises of empowerment and democracy on space. Drawing on the work of Judith Butler, the paper theorises these practices as the incursion into the public realm of regulatory norms related to domestic and private spaces, rendering political space familiar and malleable, and suggesting that power and decision making can be brought within reach. It is argued that these spatial practices of community rehearse a more fundamental transformation of the political ordering of space than that authorised by the state strategies of localism


Article of periodic

published at : Environment and planning. D. Society & space / ISSN 0263-7758

Editor : Pion, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1983)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 32, no4 [pp. 642-657]

Bibliographic references : 4 p.



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