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Moving marketplaces: understanding public space from a relational mobility perspective

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dc.contributor.author MMP
dc.contributor.author van Eck, Emil
dc.contributor.author Watson, Sophie
dc.contributor.author Melik, Rianne van
dc.contributor.author Breines, Markus
dc.contributor.author Dahinden, Janine
dc.contributor.author Jónsson, Gunvor
dc.contributor.author Lindmäe, Maria
dc.contributor.author Madella, Marco
dc.contributor.author Menet, Joanna
dc.contributor.author Schapendonk, Joris
dc.date.accessioned 2023-07-14T06:50:46Z
dc.date.available 2023-07-14T06:50:46Z
dc.date.issued 2022
dc.identifier.citation MMP, van Eck E, Watson S, van Melik R, Breines M, Dahinden J, Jónsson G, Lindmäe M, Madella M, Menet J, Schapendonk J. Moving marketplaces: understanding public space from a relational mobility perspective. Cities. 2022;127:103721. DOI: 10.1016/j.cities.2022.103721
dc.identifier.issn 0264-2751
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/57583
dc.description.abstract Research on outdoor retail markets has focused on the diverse ways in which markets constitute public spaces where diversity and social inclusion coexist with conflict and reproduction of inequalities. This approach has prompted existing studies to focus on place-politics in terms of group- and spatially-bounded processes. In this paper, we take a relational mobility perspective to show that markets are not delineated and fixed entities. By approaching them as spaces in-flux, we are sensitive to the ways markets are continuously made and remade anew each operating day. Based on ethnographic fieldwork in four European countries (the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom), we argue that 1) the practice of mobility is key to understand how markets come into being; and 2) a mobility approach opens up new questions regarding (unequal) power relations in the production of public space as it articulates the ‘relational politics of (im)mobilities’. Although the locality of markets tends to be emphasised as a sign of quality in governmental and public imaginations, we illustrate that the coming-into-being of markets depends on social, material and institutional relations coming from elsewhere.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.relation.ispartof Cities. 2022;127:103721.
dc.rights © 2022 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.title Moving marketplaces: understanding public space from a relational mobility perspective
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2022.103721
dc.subject.keyword Outdoor retail markets
dc.subject.keyword Public space
dc.subject.keyword Mobilities turn
dc.subject.keyword Locality
dc.subject.keyword Ethnography
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dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion


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