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07 Feb 2020
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Introduction to the special issue “Contested urban territories: decolonized perspectives”

Anke Schwarz and Monika Streule

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This paper is an introduction to the special issue Contested urban territories: decolonized perspectives. Combining six articles and one interview, we examine how a relational notion of territory, territorialization, and territoriality opens up new grounds for critical urban research. The special issue is an invitation to explore new concepts and engage in a critical reflection on the conditions of knowledge production in urban geography and beyond.