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Class, citizenship and regeneration: Glasgow and the Commonwealth Games 2014

Mooney, Gerry; McKee, Kim and Paton, Kirsteen (2012). Class, citizenship and regeneration: Glasgow and the Commonwealth Games 2014. Antipode, 44(4) pp. 1470–1489.

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Through a focus on “consumer-citizenship” this paper foregrounds the class practices inherent in urban regeneration. Using Glasgow's 2014 Commonwealth Games (CWGs) as an illustrative example of regeneration, it seeks to highlight the market-led processes that underpin state interventions. The paper demonstrates how these processes are implemented to transform “problem people, and problem places” (Damer 1989, From Moorepark to “Wine Alley”) into sites of “active” consumption and “responsible” citizenship. Yet, access to this “consumer citizenship” is stratified. In doing so, we synthesise conceptual insights from the Marxist-influenced gentrification literature and the Foucauldian-inspired housing renewal literature. We forward this to initiate further academic debate and empirical enquiry on the specific issue of mega sporting events.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2012 The Authors
ISSN: 1467-8330
Keywords: urban regeneration; class; citizenship; consumption; Glasgow; Commonwealth Games
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: Harm and Evidence Research Collaborative (HERC)
International Centre for Comparative Criminological Research (ICCCR)
OpenSpace Research Centre (OSRC)
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Item ID: 30438
Depositing User: Gerry Mooney
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2011 11:52
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 08:38
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