Mervyn Horgan

Mervyn Horgan holds a PhD in Sociology from York University, and an MA and BA from the National University of Ireland, Cork. His main interest is in urban studies and his current research examines relationships between strangers in urban public spaces.

Research Areas: Communities, Culture, Equality and Inequality, Immigration, Migration, Rural and Urban Sociology, Social Theory, Teaching Sociology

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Specializing in: Public space; rudeness between strangers; urban issues; inequality and difference; destigmatization

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Territorial Stigmatization and Territorial Destigmatization A Cultural Sociology of Symbolic Strategy in the Gentrification of Parkdale (Toronto)

This article looks at how community conflict unfolds in a gentrifying Toronto neighbourhood, focusing especially on the kinds of strategies that both new home owners and affordable housing advocates use ...

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