Social Justice and the City – CFP for Hong Kong Conference

Progressive Geographies

Call for Papers: An International Conference on Social Justice and the City

Organised by Department of Geography, Hong Kong Baptist University, on 4th – 6th December, 2013

at Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

In Memory of Neil Smith, Who Had Devoted His Life to Social Justice

The Objective

Since the publication of David Harvey’s seminal work Social Justice and the City in 1973, discussion about social justice has grown into a burgeoning literature. There has been research to query procedural justice in various forms and for different classes. Research has also been carried out to operationalise the more philosophical debates about justice, with Henri Lefebvre’s concept of the right to the city being the prominent case in point. Finally, there is a growing literature addressing the interrogation of social justice from the spatial perspective such as Mustafa Dikeç’s spatial dialectics of injustice. All these discussions are so relevant to…

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