Does De-Industrialisation cause Social Polarisation in Global Cities?
|Starts:||13:00 27 Nov 2015|
|Ends:||15:00 27 Nov 2015|
|What is it:||Talk|
|Organiser:||Global Urban Research Centre|
The Global Urban Research Centre (GURC) and cities@manchester present this special guest talk by Owen Crankshaw (University of Cape Town).
The event is open to all, lunch will be provided.
Owen Crankshaw is Professor of Sociology at the University of Cape Town. He was previously senior researcher at the Human Sciences Research Council and the Centre for Policy Studies in Johannesburg. His research has been the labour market and employment in South Africa, and the spatial development of cities. His current research addresses two debates:
- The pattern and causes of the changing class structure of global, de-industrialising cities and its implications for class and racial inequality (The polarisation/ professionalisation debate).
- The post-Fordist spatial order of cities and its implications for racial inequality (the spatial mismatch debate). This entails the study the changing geography of business locations, job search methods and recruitment practices to understand what this means for how low-skilled workers both find and secure jobs.
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