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Mayors and urban governance: discursive power, identity and local politics

Jayne, Mark 2012. Mayors and urban governance: discursive power, identity and local politics. Social & Cultural Geography 13 (1) , pp. 29-47. 10.1080/14649365.2011.635800

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Abstract

This article combines political and economic geographies with social and cultural theory by reviewing structural and actor-centred approaches to urban governance alongside work on identity, community, masculinity and ‘rights to the city’. The article seeks to bring these literatures into dialogue via an analysis of mayoral politics, presenting empirical research from a UK city in order to highlight the influence of class, sexuality and racism on urban politics. It shows how theoretical and empirical engagement with unequal social relations and their discursive construction through cultural forms and practices offers fruitful avenues for geographical understanding of territorial and relational urban governance.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Geography and Planning
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: mayors, urban governance, discursive power, class, sexuality, racism
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
ISSN: 1464-9365
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 09:21
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/93689

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