13 June 2012
Dr Sonia Arbaci and Professor Fulong Wu have been invited to present papers at an international conference held by the International Network for the Study of Advanced Urban Marginality.
The two-day conference will be held in Paris on 20-21 June 2012 and is entitled "Marginality and the State: The Production and Management of Precarity in the City”.
Professor Fulong Wu will be contributing to the session on the comparative and historical perspective of urban marginaility, and his paper is entitled "Marginalisation in Urban China: the role of the state". The paper analyses the process of marginalisation in China since it embarked on market-oriented reform. It will argue that the pattern of marginalisation is built upon the preconfigured social structure and its inequality under state socialism, namely outside the core industrialised and organised state workplaces, was a vast peripheral rural area where the peasants had limited access to state welfare.
Dr Sonia Arbaci will be contributing to the session on welfare regimes and penal policies and her paper is entitled "(Ethnic) Residential Segregation in European Cities: are welfare regimes making a difference?". The paper examines the relationship between welfare regimes and (ethnic) residential segregation across sixteen Western European countries until the mid-1990s, including for the first time Southern Europe. It investigates the ways in which the diverse housing systems, embodied in wider welfare regimes, shape and reflect different principles of stratification.
The conference is funded by the Leverhulme Trust.