The Contemporary City

Reclaiming Cities as Spaces of Middle Class Parenthood

Authors: Lilius, Johanna

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  • Conceptualizes the phenomenon of a new generation staying in the city after starting a family
  • Offers a holistic approach to simultaneously understanding changes within parenting practices (equal parenting, fathering practices) and changes connected to city development (the renaissance of the inner city, gentrification)
  • Draws on interviews with residents, politicians, urban planners, small shop owners, day care and social workers.Written in an accessible style and has a clear, readable format that can be equally used by academics, students and practitioners alike
  • Designed to help students understand the reciprocity of space – how changes in space reverberate in society and vice versa
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About this book

For nearly a century families have been out-migrating to suburbs and peri-urban areas. In this book, Johanna Lilius conceptualizes the relatively recent phenomenon of families choosing to live in the inner city. Drawing on a range of qualitative data, the book offers a holistic approach to simultaneously understanding changes within parenting practices and changes connected to city development. The book explains not only why families choose to stay in the inner city and how they use the city in their everyday lives, but also how families change the landscape of contemporary cities, and how the family is, and has been, perceived in urban planning and policy-making. The Nordic perspective provided by Lilius makes this book an important contribution in helping understand inner city change outside the Anglo-American context, and will appeal to an international audience.

About the authors

Johanna Lilius is a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Architecture, Aalto University, Finland, who has explored the phenomenon of families returning to inner cities for more than ten years. She has also researched urban and suburban regeneration, multi-locality, single household dwelling, street level consumption, sense of community in planning and everyday life, and strategic urban planning in the Nordic context.

Reviews

“Johanna Lilius provides a fascinating account of families living in vibrant and transformed inner cities.  The book moves between individual parenting experiences to media representations of parenting, urban theory and planning perspectives to suggest ways that urban living practices and uses are changing inner city structures and forms in radical and sometimes problematic ways. Using Helsinki as her touchstone, Lilius opens a thoughtful discussion on the patent domesticfication of inner cities in the Global North.”(Stuart C. Aitken, Professor and June Burnett Chair, Director of Center for Research on Youth, Environments, Society and Space at the Department of Geography, San Diego State University, USA) 

“Lilius offers important insights that will greatly enhance understanding of the role of parents in the gentrification of the central city.  This is a timely and important topic with crucial policy implications, and Lilius’ comprehensive and engaging book is a must-read for those interested in the contemporary city and its transformations.” (Japonica Brown-Saracino, Associate Professor of Sociology, Boston University, USA)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook 101,14 €
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Hardcover 124,79 €
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-9009-7
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Softcover 124,79 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Reclaiming Cities as Spaces of Middle Class Parenthood
Authors
Series Title
The Contemporary City
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-9010-3
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-9010-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-9009-7
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-4298-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 171
Number of Illustrations
22 b/w illustrations
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