Where Inequality Takes Place: A Programmatic Argument for Urban Sociology

  title={Where Inequality Takes Place: A Programmatic Argument for Urban Sociology},
  author={Mike Owen Benediktsson},
  journal={City \& Community},
  pages={394 - 417}
Spatial inequality is an increasingly vital concept in urban sociology, capturing the inequitable allocation of resources across space. But it omits an important and often overlooked form of inequality that takes place at a more immediate and direct level, inhering not in the relationship between spaces, but within the fabric of place itself. This paper argues for “emplaced inequalities”—power imbalances that are manifest in the material, symbolic, and institutional frameworks that guide… 

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