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Volume 1: Community and Society

Edited by Brian Doucet, Rianne van Melik and Pierre Filion

Published

Jul 22, 2021

Page count

284 pages

Series

Global Reflections on COVID-19 and Urban Inequalities

ISBN

978-1529218879

Dimensions

203 x 127 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Jul 22, 2021

Page count

284 pages

Series

Global Reflections on COVID-19 and Urban Inequalities

ISBN

978-1529218886

Dimensions

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Jul 22, 2021

Page count

284 pages

Series

Global Reflections on COVID-19 and Urban Inequalities

ISBN

978-1529218886

Dimensions

Imprint

Bristol University Press
Volume 1: Community and Society

Our experiences of the city are dependent on our gender, race, class, age, ability, and sexual orientation. It was already clear before the pandemic that cities around the world were divided and becoming increasingly unequal. The pandemic has torn back the curtain on many of these pre-existing inequalities.

Contributions to this volume engage directly with different urban communities around the world. They give voice to those who experience poverty, discrimination and marginalisation in order to put them in the front and center of planning, policy, and political debates that make and shape cities.

Offering crucial insights for reforming cities to be more resilient to future crises, this is an invaluable resource for scholars and policy makers alike.

“Empirically rich and theoretically nuanced, this volume underscores the various ways in which COVID 19 is deepening and extending inequalities in cities around the world.” Kevin Ward, University of Manchester

Introduction ~ Brian Doucet, Rianne Van Melik and Pierre Filion

Part 1: Working Practices

Street Vendor Struggles: Maintaining a Livelihood Through the COVID-19 Lockdown in Hanoi, Vietnam ~ Sarah Turner and Nguyen N. Binh

The Man and the Scooter: How the Low-Income Worker Helps Save a Locked-Down City ~ Abdellatif Qamhaieh

The Hidden Inequities and Divisions Among Workers in the US: The Domestic Workers Workforce As Non-Essential Workers ~ Carolina Sternberg

Reflections of Living ‘Hand-to-Mouth’ Among ‘Hustlers’ During COVID-19: Insights on the Realities of Poverty in Jamaica ~ Sheere Brooks

Looking at Urban Inequalities Regarding Different Jobs in the Age of COVID-19: Who Stayed at Home, Who Did Not? ~ Ferhan Gezici and Cansu Ilhan

Part 2: Life During Lockdown

Ageist Transport Infrastructures: Rethinking Public Transport Amidst COVID-19 Lockdowns in India ~

Prajwal Nagesh, Ajay Bailey, Sobin George and Lekha Subaiya

The Pandemic and Food Insecurity in Small Cities of the Global South: A Case Study of Noapara in Bangladesh ~ M. Feisal Rahman and Hanna A. Ruszczyk

How Governments’ Response to the Pandemic Exacerbate Gender Inequalities in Belarus and Ukraine: Comparative Analysis of Minsk and Kyiv Cases ~ Olga Matveieva and Vasil Navumau

Infrastructure Inequality and Privileged Capacity To Transform Everyday Life in COVID-19 South Africa ~ Charlotte Lemanski and Jiska De Groot

Under Quarantine in a City Project: Stories of Food, Family, Fear and Community ~ Jeremy Auerbach, Jordin Clark and Solange Muñoz

The Impacts of Socio-Spatial Inequity: COVID-19 in São Paulo ~ Roberto Rocco, Beatriz Kara José, Higor Carvalho and Luciana Royer

Part 3: Migration, Migrants and Refugees

Liminality, Gender and Ethnic Dynamics in Urban Space: COVID-19 and Its Consequences for Young Female Migrants (YFM) in Dhaka ~ Ellen Bal, Lorraine Nencel, Hosna J. Shewly and Sanjeeb Drong

Spatial Inequality and Colonial Palimpsest in Kuala Lumpur ~ Nurul Azreen Azlan

The COVID-19 Pandemic and the Travails of Rohingya Refugees in the Largest Bangladeshi Refugee Camp ~ Diotima Chattoraj, AKM Ahsan Ullah and Mallik Akram Hossain

Singapore’s Pandemic Governance and Deepening Marginalisation of Migrant Workmen ~ Sallie Yea

Part 4: Age, Race, Gender and Ability

Experiential Equity: An Environmental Neuroscientific Lens for Disparities in Urban Stress ~ Robin Mazumder

What Is the Relationship Between COVID-19 and the Movement To “Defund the Police”? ~ Richardson Dilworth and Timothy PR Weaver

Following the Voices of Older Adults During the COVID-19 Crisis: Perspectives From the Netherlands ~ Jolanda Lindenberg, Paul Van De Vijver, Lieke De Kock, David Van Bodegom and Niels Bartels

The Role of Social Infrastructures for Trans* People During the COVID-19 Pandemic ~ Magdalena Rodekirchen and Sawyer Phinney

COVID-19 and Blind Spaces: Responding to Digital (In)accessibility and Social Isolation During Lockdown for Blind, Deafblind, Low Vision, and Vision Impaired Persons in Aotearoa New Zealand ~ Rebekah Graham, Bridgette Masters-Awatere, Chrissie Cowan,

Conclusion ~ Brian Doucet, Rianne Van Melik and Pierre Filion