Negotiating public space for livelihoods : about risks, uncertainty and power in the urban poor’s everyday life

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School of Spatial Planning, Univ., Dortmund, Allemagne

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This paper discusses the changing geographies of risk and uncertainty with regard to the negotiations of access to public space for urban livelihoods in an environment where informal institutions dominate. A partly ethnographic account of everyday life in a market place in a low-income settlement of Dhaka, Bangladesh, underlines the difficulty of securing one’s ‘right to space’. It furthermore shows how one’s position in social space and one’s access to sources of power can be utilised for minimising risk and uncertainty concerning access to urban public space.

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Article de périodique

Source :
Erdkunde, issn : 0014-0015, 2013, vol. 67, n°. 1, p. 37-47, nombre de pages : 11, Références bibliographiques : 2 p.

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Pays édition : Allemagne, Kleve, Boss

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