Social Justice and the City
This course is open only to newly admitted first year students.
The 199Y seminars do not substitute for POL101Y1. Also, the 199Y seminars do not count toward the requirements of any of the Political Science programs.
Who benefits and who loses from urban transformation? This course is an introduction to the concept of social justice from an urban perspective. It will highlight how unequal relations of race, class, gender, sexuality, and ability operate through the urban environment, and how these conditions can be contested through political mobilization. A variety of cases from cities around the world are used to explore issues related to segregation, gentrification, policing, migration, and access to public spaces and services.
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