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Fractal metropolises

The anthology focuses on processes of deviance, polarization and hybridization in urban development. In October and November 2005, nationwide riots rocked the banlieues, the suburbs, French politics and society. Questions of urban development, deviance, socio-spatial fragmentation and exclusion, especially of people with a migration background, are moving into the media and scientific spotlight. Ten years later, the anthology examines the direction in which French society, large housing estates and 'problem areas' as well as urban politics have developed. In a more fundamental way, current questions of polarization and hybridization of fragmented urban development are traced through international perspectives: fractal metropolises.

 The content

· Fractal metropolises: urban development between deviance, polarization and hybridization

· France in focus

· Theory-oriented and international perspectives.

The target groups

Urban researchers, social and cultural geographers

The publishers

Dr. Florian Weber is a research associate and project coordinator at the Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences.

 Dr. Dr. Olaf Kühne is Professor of Rural Areas / Regional Management ‘at the Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences and an adjunct professor of geography at the Saarland University.

Keywords

Deviance Exclusion Hybridization Polarization Urban Development Suburbs / banlieues
  • Florian Weber
  • Olaf Kühne
  1. 1. Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied SciencesFreisingGermany
  2. 2. Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied SciencesFreisingGermany

About the editors

Dr. Florian Weber is a research associate and project coordinator at the Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences.
Dr. Dr. Olaf Kühne is Professor of Rural Areas / Regional Management ‘at the Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences and an adjunct professor of geography at the Saarland University.

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