Geographies of forced eviction:Dispossession, violence, resistance

Brickell, Katherine and Arrigoitia, Melissa Fernández and Vasudevan, Alex (2017) Geographies of forced eviction:Dispossession, violence, resistance. In: Geographies of Forced Eviction. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 1-23. ISBN 9781137511263

Full text not available from this repository.


Today, forced evictions in the name of ‘progress’ are attracting attention as growing numbers of people in the Global South are ejected and dispossessed from their homes, often through intimidation, coercion and the use of violence. At the same time, we have also witnessed the intensification of a ‘crisis’ urbanism in the Global North characterized by new forms of social inequality, heightened housing insecurity and violent displacement. This introductory chapter examines how these developments have led to an explosion of forced evictions supported by new economic, political and legal mechanisms, and increasingly shaped by intensifying environmental change. It does so with reference to the 8 chapters on forced eviction that follow from across urban Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Item Type:
Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
ID Code:
Deposited By:
Deposited On:
09 Jan 2018 09:22
Last Modified:
03 May 2022 01:42