Recent Publications

Interested in what Canadian urban sociologists’ have been up to? Here’s a list of recent publications from our cluster members.


Crosby, Andrew. 2021. “(Re)mapping Akikodjiwan: Spatial Logics of Dispossession in the Settler-Colonial City.” Urban History Review 49(1): 84-107.


Crosby, Andrew. 2020. “Financialized Gentrification, Demoviction, and Landlord Tactics to Demobilize Tenant Organizing.” Geoforum 108: 184-193.

Doering, Jan. 2020. “Ethno-Racial Appeals and the Production of Political Capital: Evidence from Chicago and Toronto.” Urban Affairs Review 56(4): 1053-1085.


Horgan, Mervyn. 2019. “Everyday Incivility and the Urban Interaction Order: Theorizing Moral Affordances in Ritualized Interaction.” Journal of Language Aggression and Conflict 7(1): 32-55.

Patterson, Matt. 2019. “Architecture as Performance Art: Evaluating ‘Iconic Power’ in the Development of Two Museums.” American Journal of Cultural Sociology (Online ahead of print).

Silver, Daniel., Taylor, Zack and Fernando Calderón-Figueroa. 2019. “Populism in the City: The Case of Ford Nation.” International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society (Online ahead of print).

Stillwagon, Ryan and Amin Ghaziani. 2019. “Queer Pop-Ups: A Cultural Innovation in Urban Life.” City & Community (Online ahead of print).

Vanzella-Yang, Adam. 2019. “Time, Place, and Home: Exploring Meanings of Home in Vancouver.” City & Community 18(1): 238-356.


Ghaziani, Amin and Ryan Stillwagon. 2018. “Queer Pop-Ups.” Contexts 17(1): 78-80.

Horgan, Mervyn. 2018. “Territorial Stigmatization and Territorial Destigmatization: A Cultural Sociology of Symbolic Strategy in Parkdale’s (Toronto) Gentrification” International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 42(3): 500-516

Hyde, Zachary. 2018. “Giving Back to Get Ahead: Altruism as a Developer Strategy of Accumulation through Affordable Housing Policy in Toronto and Vancouver.” Geoforum (Online ahead of print).

Kudla, Daniel and Michael Courey. 2019. “Managing Territorial Stigmatization from the ‘Middle’: The Revitalization of a Post-Industrial Business Improvement Area.” Environment and Planning A (Online ahead of print).

Radice, Martha. 2018. “Putting the Public in Public Art. An Ethnographic Approach to Two Temporary Art Installations. City & Society 30(1): 45-67.


Radice, Martha and Alexandrine Boudreault-Fournier. 2017. Urban Encounters: Art and the Public. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press.  


Lauster, Nathan., McKay, Alina., Kwok, Navio., Yip and Sheila Woody. 2016. “How Much of Too Much? What Inspections Data say about Residential Clutter as a Housing Problem.” Housing Studies 31(6): 519-539.

Patterson, Matt. 2016. “The Global City versus the City of Neighbourhoods: Spatial Practice, Cognitive Maps, and the Aesthetics of Urban Conflict.” City & Community 15(2): 163-183.

Radice, Martha. 2016. “Unpacking Intercultural Conviviality in Multiethnic Commercial Streets.” Journal of Intercultural Studies 37(5): 432-448.


Amar, Amardeep Kaur and Cheryl Teelucksinghe. 2015. “Environmental Justice, Transit Equity and the Place for Immigrants in Toronto.” Canadian Journal of Urban Research 24(2): 43-63.

Patterson, Matt and Daniel Silver. 2015. “The Place of Art: Local Area Characteristics and Arts Growth in Canada.” Poetics 51(1): 69-87.

Radice, Martha. 2015. “Micro-Cosmopolitanisms at the Urban Scale.” Identities 22(5): 588-602.


Bookman, Sonia. 2014. “Urban Brands, Culture and Social Division: Creativity, Tension and Differentiation Among Middle Class Consumers.” Journal of Consumer Culture 14(3): 324-342.

Hyde, Zachary. 2014. “Omnivorous Gentrification: Restaurant Reviews and Neighborhood Change in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver.” City & Community 13(4): 341-359.

Hanser, Amy and Zachary Hyde. 2014. “Foodies Remaking Cities.” Contexts 13(3): 44-49.

Teelucksingh, Cheryl and Jeffery Masuda. 2014. “Urban Environmental Justice Through the Camera: Understanding the Politics of Space and the Right to the City. Local Environment 19(3): 300-317.