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Soja seeking spatial justice

Seeking Spatial Justice

Publisher

University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis

Language

English

Soja intertwines justice, space, and the city to argue compellingly that inequality has a spatial dimension. Drawing on ideas of critical geography—on the notion that specific places within a city confer certain advantages and disadvantages—Soja examines spatial justice through case studies in Los Angeles. Opening with the story of the Bus Riders Union, whose legal victory against the MTA resulted in the rerouting of the city’s transit system, the book makes the case for redressing hidden geographic inequities—from the redlining of urban districts to the uneven distribution of resources enabled by core-periphery city models.