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TitleReclaiming Cities as Spaces of Middle Class Parenthood [electronic resource] / by Johanna Lilius
ImprintSingapore : Springer Singapore : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019
Edition 1st ed. 2019
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Descript XIII, 171 p. 22 illus. online resource


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


1. Introduction -- 2. The Family and the City – a Historical Overview -- 3. The Contemporary Inner City and Families -- 4. Why Are Families Staying in the City? -- 5. Parenting Practices in the City -- 6. Urban Parents and the Changing Consumption Landscape in Helsinki -- 7. New Urban Figures in Contemporary Urban Reality? -- 8. Conclusion: The Domesticfication of Neighbourhoods -- 9. Research Design

Sociology Urban Human Geography Social policy Architecture Urban Geography / Urbanism (inc. megacities cities towns). Urban Studies/Sociology. Human Geography. Children Youth and Family Policy. Urbanism.


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