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Dr Tilman Schwarze

Book Launch: Space, Urban Politics, and Everyday Life

Fri 23 February 2024

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A photograph at dawn of a tramway running along the centre of an urban street. It is bathed with golden light.

Cover Image: Tilman Schwarze

Join Dr Tilman Schwarze in a conversation with guests to celebrate the publication of his new book 'Space, Urban Politics, and Everyday Life. Henri Lefebvre and the U.S. City'.

Tilman will introduce the book which will be followed by responses from invited discussants:

Matt Dawson, Professor in Sociology, University of Glasgow
Andy Jonas, Professor in Human Geography, University of Hull

The event will be chaired by Dr Faye Donnelly, Lecturer in International Relations, University of St Andrews

About the book

This Book develops a novel and innovative methodological framework for operationalising Henri Lefebvre’s work for empirical research on the U.S. city. Building on ethnographic research on Chicago’s South Side, Tilman Schwarze explores the current situation of urbanisation and urban life in the U.S. city through a critical reading and application of Lefebvre’s writings on space, everyday life, the urban, the state, and difference. Focusing on territorial stigmatisation, public housing transformation, and urban redevelopment, this book makes an important contribution to critical urban scholarship, foregrounding the relevance and applicability of Henri Lefebvre’s work for geographical and sociological research on urban politics and everyday life.

Publisher: Palgrave:;

About the author:

Tilman Schwarze is a Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Glasgow. His research explores urban redevelopment in the American Rust Belt, the political economy of territorial stigmatization, and urban growth discourses. This also includes work on how spatial theory can be operationalised for empirical sociological and geographical research on cities. His more recent work, including his new book, has mostly focused on Chicago.




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6:00pm — 8:30pm

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