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Urban gardening and the struggle for social and spatial justice$
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Chiara Certoma, Susan Noori, and Martin Sondermann

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781526126092

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9781526126092.001.0001

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Conflation in political gardening: concepts and practice

Conflation in political gardening: concepts and practice

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Urban gardening and the struggle for social and spatial justice
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Lucy Rose Wright

Ross Fraser Young

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526126092.003.0002

This chapter is an introduction to the concept of political gardening; it aims to inform the reader of the political turn in the urban gardening movement. It begins by contextualising the re-evaluation of ‘everyday space’ through the neoliberal processes of privatisation, devolution and entrepreneurialism. It then marries together these processes with the rise of academic interest in urban gardening and a more recently the political aspect of this movement. The chapter then conflates the ideas of political gardening with injustice based on Rawls theory of social justice. Case study examples are then used to unpack the process of political gardening – in six iterative stages - in dealing with these injustices, arriving at a working definition of what political gardening is and that it is not just a term but also a process in which participants undergo towards becoming engaged ‘democratised’ citizens.

Keywords:   Introduction, neoliberal processes, social injustices, political process, definition, engaged citizens

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