Nouvelle acquisition : Inequality and the city in the low countries (1200-2020)
BLONDÉ Bruno (ed.), GEENS Sam (ed.), GREEFS Hilde (ed) [et al.]
Inequality and the city in the low countries (1200-2020)
Turnhout : Brepols, 2020, 409 p.
Collection Studies in European urban history ; 50
Social inequality is one of the most pressing global challenges at the start of the 21st century. meanwhile, across the globe at least half of the world’s population lives in urban agglomerations, and urbanisation is still expanding. This book engages with the complex interplay between urbanisation and inequality. In doing so it concentrates on the Low Countries, one of the oldest and most urbanised societies of Europe. It questions whether the hitoric poly-nuclear and decentralised urban system of the Low Countries contributed to specific outcomes in social inequality. In doing so, the authors look beyond the most commonly used perspective of economic inequality. They instead expand our knowledge by exploring social inequality from a multidimensiional perspective. This book includes essays and case-studies on cultural inequalities, the relationship between social and consumption inequality, the politics of (in)inequality, the impact of shoks and crises, as well as complex social relationship across the urban network and between town and countryside. (4e de couv.)