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A pragmatist responds to epistemic and other kinds of frictions in the academy 
Susan Saegert

faculty have spent their careers studying and exposing the psychosocial, material, political, cultural and economic processes and histories of inequalities related to race and gender. It was itself a sign of progress that there were enough students of colour to stage the intervention and that a setting was available that allowed the confrontation to occur. For these and other reasons, the students’ charges were experienced by some as really painful, a point that needs pondering as it eludes most academic discourse, fuels problems arising from difference and can block

in The power of pragmatism
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Private greed, political negligence and housing policy after Grenfell

As the tragedy of the Grenfell Tower fire of 14 June 2017 has slowly revealed a shadowy background of outsourcing and deregulation, and a council turning a blind eye to health and safety concerns, many questions need answers. Stuart Hodkinson has those answers. Safe as Houses weaves together Stuart’s research over the last decade with residents’ groups in council regeneration projects across London to provide the first comprehensive account of how Grenfell happened and how it could easily have happened in multiple locations across the country. It draws on examples of unsafe housing either refurbished or built by private companies under the Private Finance Initiative (PFI) to show both the terrible human consequences of outsourcing and deregulation and how the PFI has enabled developers, banks and investors to profiteer from highly lucrative, taxpayer-funded contracts. The book also provides shocking testimonies of how councils and other public bodies have continuously sided with their private partners, doing everything in their power to ignore, deflect and even silence those who speak out. The book concludes that the only way to end the era of unsafe regeneration and housing provision is to end the disastrous regime of self-regulation. This means strengthening safety laws, creating new enforcement agencies independent of government and industry, and replacing PFI and similar models of outsourcing with a new model of public housing that treats the provision of shelter as ‘a social service’ democratically accountable to its residents.

This book explores contemporary urban experiences connected to practices of sharing and collaboration. Part of a growing discussion on the cultural meaning and the politics of urban commons, it uses examples from Europe and Latin America to support the view that a world of mutual support and urban solidarity is emerging today in, against, and beyond existing societies of inequality. In such a world, people experience the potentialities of emancipation activated by concrete forms of space commoning. By focusing on concrete collective experiences of urban space appropriation and participatory design experiments this book traces differing, but potentially compatible, trajectories through which common space (or space-as-commons) becomes an important factor in social change. In the everydayness of self-organized neighborhoods, in the struggles for justice in occupied public spaces, in the emergence of “territories in resistance,” and in dissident artistic practices of collaborative creation, collective inventiveness produces fragments of an emancipated society.

Going beyond a communicative approach 
Ihnji Jon

source of countering racism, religious intolerance and xenophobia that were so prevalent in the USA in the years leading up to and following the First World War. The impacts of such ethical consequences of pragmatic pluralism can be observed today, especially with regard to African American studies and feminist studies. In her essay ‘Another pragmatism’, Fraser (1998) noted the relevance and importance of the pragmatist Alain Locke’s demystifying of race to today’s effort to revive pragmatism. Locke’s lectures (1916 [1992]) demonstrated how race is a product of

in The power of pragmatism
Liam Harney and Jane Wills

International Studies , 31 , 3 , 499–524 . Booth , J. ( 2009 ) Guilty and proud of it: Poplar’s rebel councillors and guardians 1919–25 . Pontypool : Merlin Press . Boyte , H.C. ( 2003 ) A different kind of politics: John Dewey and the meaning of citizenship in the 21st century. The Good Society , 12 , 2 , 1–15 . Brandom , R. ( 2009 ) When pragmatism paints its blue on grey: Irony and the pragmatist enlightenment, in C. Kautzer and E.A. Mendieta , eds, Pragmatism, nation, race . Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press , 31–45 . Bridge

in The power of pragmatism
Young people in migrant worker families in Ireland
Naomi Tyrrell

impact of immigration in Ireland’, Nordic Journal of Political Economy 35, 2: 1–15. Bash, L. and Zezlina-Phillips, E. (2006) ‘Identity, boundary and schooling: perspectives on the experiences and perceptions of refugee children’, Intercultural Education 17, 1: 113–28. Bryan, A. (2009) ‘The intersectionality of nationalism and multiculturalism in the Irish curriculum: teaching against racism?’, Race, Ethnicity and Education 12, 3: 297–317. Bushin, N. and White, A. (2010) ‘Migration politics in Ireland: exploring the impacts on young people’s geographies’, Area 42, 2

in Spacing Ireland
Pragmatism and politics in place 
Alice E. Huff

, the sale meant that the majority of neighbourhood residents would not be able to use the school. In response, neighbours formed the Pullman Neighbourhood School Initiative – PNSI – with the goal of advocating for neighbourhood influence over the fate of Pullman School. PNSI consisted of about a dozen core members but ten times as many attended PNSI events. The initiative was fairly diverse in terms of race, ethnicity, age, socio-economic status and gender. It was almost evenly split between black and non-black members and between women and men. Most participants

in The power of pragmatism
Seen and unseen migrants
Stephen F. Wolfe

race in clubs, in pubs and in street meetings in the cityscape, or in regulations administered and shaped by state authority in the labour exchange, and by their landlords. But they are also colonial subjects and their experience of colonialism deeply influences their sense of belonging as it is figured on the borders of their body (on visible images written on the bodies of border-crossers, see also Amilhat Szary's Chapter 7 above) Selvon's text uses a set of binary oppositions reinforced by visibility/invisibility and spatial symbolism

in Border images, border narratives
Transnational reflections from Brazilians in London and Maré, Rio de Janeiro
Cathy McIlwaine, Miriam Krenzinger, Yara Evans, and Eliana Sousa Silva

research was conducted in Complexo da Maré, which is in the north of the city and comprises nearly four square kilometres and includes sixteen slums, making it one of the largest favelas. By 2013 it had a population of almost 140,000, of whom 51 per cent were women. Maré is generally characterised by high levels of poverty, inequality and public insecurity. Many residents have low (although increasing) levels of education and work in informal or self-employment. More than half identify as mixed-race, a third as white and less than 10 per cent as black. While many

in Urban transformations and public health in the emergent city
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Border images and narratives: paradoxes, spheres, aesthetics
Johan Schimanski and Jopi Nyman

. Schimanski and S.F. Wolfe (eds), Border Aesthetics: Concepts and Intersections. New York : Berghahn , pp. 68–89 . De Genova , N. ( 2010 ) ‘ Migration and race in Europe: The Trans-Atlantic metastases of a post-colonial cancer ’, European Journal of Social Theory , 13 ( 3 ): 405–19 . Derrida , J. ( 1981 ) Dissemination . Trans. B. Johnson. Chicago : The

in Border images, border narratives