Rescaling Urban Poverty discloses the hidden dynamics of state rescaling that ensnares homeless people at the fringes of mainstream society and housing regimes.
- Explains the oppressive effects of rescaling and its limits in the interplay of the state, domiciled society, public space, class formation, social movements, and capitalism
- Uses ethnography as the re-ontologizing medium of critical theorization in Lefebvrean, Gramscian, and Marxian strands
- Develops rich context-based arguments of homelessness, policy, and social movements in Japan
- Discloses the radical geographies of placemaking, commoning, and translation that can create prohomeless urban environments under rescaling
- Refines the method of abstraction to broaden the international scope of critical literatures and links different scholarly standpoints without obscuring disagreements
About the Author:
Mahito Hayashi teaches urban studies and comparative Japanese studies at Kinjo Gakuin University, Japan. His research focuses on poverty, labor, social movements, urban theory, regulation theory, and state theory. Professor Hayashi is the author of Homelessness and Urban Space (2014, in Japanese) and has published widely in notable journals.