BOOKING NOW OPEN ‘On the Street Where you Live’: Bourdieusian analysis of socio-spatial hierarchy 

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Tuesday 2nd December 2014, London

Key Note SpeakersDr Paul Watt (Birkbeck)  Dr Michaela Benson (Goldsmith) Dr Tracey Jensen (UEL)  Dr Simon Harding (Middlesex University) and Stephen Crossley (Durham)

The relations between the social world and urban space have been of interest to sociologists since the Chicago School’s human ecology tradition. In today’s globalised world, urbanisation is increasingly manifesting itself in people’s everyday lives, expressed through the diverse social, cultural and political space in which class, cultural and gender differences are continuously produced, contested and reworked. The move towards austerity in UK government’s fiscal policy, the weakening of state planning for urban growth and changes in residences from state property to private property has resulted in escalating house prices and the gentrification of traditionally ‘no go’ areas for the middle-class.  Social divisions and sociocultural relationships are becoming ever more spatially generated.

In Distinction (Bourdieu, 1984) survey data was gathered in Paris, Lille and an unspecified agricultural town. However, Distinction focused on social class and the spatial dispositions and relation to the ‘cosmopolitan metropolis’ habitus of Paris as major global city was unexplored (Butler, 2002). Nevertheless, Bourdieu’s conceptualisation of distinction as a relation of social differences is useful in analysing socio-spatial hierarchy of neighbourhoods as well as the wider processes of segregation along preconceived lines of ‘race’, ethnicity, religion or social class.

Over the last decade urban studies have increasingly drawn on Bourdieusian theory to examine the practices and trajectories of individuals and classes in an urban setting. This event will bring together participants for discussion and debates on socio-spatial stratification in an increasingly middle-class city as well as social exclusion of  the inner-city working classes and the usefulness of Bourdieu’s theory in analysing these issues.

Timetable

9.15-9.45 Registration and Refreshments

9.45.10.00 Introduction

10.00-11.15 Key Note: Dr Michaela Benson (Goldsmith) Place-making? Middle-class residential choice, trajectories and dynamics.

11.15-11.30 Comfort Break

11.30-13.30 Panel Key Notes:

Dr Tracey Jensen

(UEL)

A Good School and a Decent Cup of Coffee: connecting the mundane desires of parental gentrifiers to the politics of displacement

Stephen Crossley(Durham)’Looking at the family from the inside out’: social space and symbolic power in the Troubled Families Programme.

Dr Simon Harding

 Middlesex University

The Street Casino: Survival in violent street Gangs (London Street Gangs using Bourdieu)

13.30-14.30 Lunch

14.30-15.45 Key Note: Dr Paul Watt (Birkbeck) ‘On the Street Where You Won’t be Living for Much Longer’: What Bourdieu Can and Cannot Offer Urban Studies’

15.45-16.15 Refreshment Break

16.15-17.15 Workshop Discussions

Workshop One:

Dr Michaela Benson

Workshop Two:Dr Paul Watt

Workshop Three:

Dr Tracey Jensen and Stephen Crossley


17.15-17.30 Closing Remarks

This event costs £28 for BSA student members, £33 for BSA-members and £43 for non BSA members.

Refreshments and lunch are included

Early booking is recommended as we anticipate this to be a popular event. There will be 30 places available. Booking to open soon.

The event will take place at the BSA meeting room in Imperial Wharf London

To register for this event please go to the BSA events site.

For academic queries contact: Jenny Thatcher: u0933657@uel.ac.uk

For further info contact: events@britsoc.org.uk  or (0191) 383 0839

For more info about the BSA Bourdieu Study Group: http://www.britsoc.co.uk/studygroups/bourdieu.aspx

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5 thoughts on “BOOKING NOW OPEN ‘On the Street Where you Live’: Bourdieusian analysis of socio-spatial hierarchy 

  1. @socioloxia July 10, 2014 at 9:19 am Reply

    Reblogged this on #RmGdansk and commented:
    I would like to attend this event, so much!

    • bsabourdieu2011 July 20, 2014 at 10:33 am Reply

      Booking for the event is done online through the main BSA site: http://www.britsoc.co.uk/events/key-bsa-events.aspx. However, booking is not open yet. Once it’s open we will first announce on our Jiscmail list. After 24 hours of the announcement we will then publicise it on our other media outlets including this blog.

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  2. Richard weir July 17, 2014 at 3:23 pm Reply

    Hi I am Interested in taking part in workshop ‘‘On the Street Where you Live’: Bourdieusian analysis of socio-spatial hierarchy.

    • bsabourdieu2011 July 20, 2014 at 10:31 am Reply

      Booking for the event is done online through the main BSA site: http://www.britsoc.co.uk/events/key-bsa-events.aspx. However, booking is not open yet. Once it’s open we will first announce on our Jiscmail list. After 24 hours of the announcement we will then publicise it on our other media outlets including this blog.

  3. Stephen Crossley September 30, 2014 at 2:13 pm Reply

    Reblogged this on A Kind of 'trouble'… and commented:
    I’ve been very kindly invited to give a paper at an event in London in December organised by the BSA Bourdieu Study Group called ‘On the Street where you live’: Bourdieusian analysis of social spatial hierarchy. More details, including, most importantly, who else is presenting and how to book can be found by clicking on the link below

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