Jones, Gareth

Professor Gareth Jones  

Department

Position held

Professor of Urban Geography

 

Experience keywords:

cities; gated communities; gentrification; identities; international urban policy; urbanism; violence; youth

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* The Enigmatic City: essays on culture and space in Mexico,
* The Multiplex City: representations of the Mexican city in the 'new cinema',
* Elite Space: gated communities and identities in Durban, South Africa
* Deconstructing the 'slum': art and the politics of slums,
* Everyday Life and Identities of Street Youth in Mexico
* Street Youth, Violence and Gangs in Latin America
* The Politics of Land and Law Reform in Mexico

Countries and regions to which research relates:

Brazil; Ghana; Mexico; South Africa

Languages:

Spanish [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]

Media experience:

Radio; TV

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7955 7610

Publications

2017

Jones, Gareth A. (2017) Street gangs In: Orum , Anthony M., (ed.) Encyclopedia of Urban and Regional Studies. Wiley Blackwell, Oxford, UK.

2016

Jones, Gareth A. and Rodgers, Dennis (2016) The violence of development: guerrillas, gangs, and goondas in perspective In: Grugel, Jean and Hammett, Daniel, (eds.) The Palgrave Handbook of International Development. Palgrave Macmillan, London, England, 415-431. ISBN 9781137427236

Jones, Gareth A. and Rodgers, Dennis (2016) Standing on the shoulders of giants? anthropology and the city Etnofoor, 28 (2). 13-32. ISSN 0921-5158

Jones, Gareth A. and Rodgers, Dennis (2016) Anthropology and the city: standing on the shoulders of giants? Working Paper Series, 21. Centre for Urban Studies, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

2015

Jones, Gareth A. (2015) Fremde, Zombies und desorientierte Identität in der Post-Apartheid-Stadt In: Witzgall, Susanne and Stakemeier, Kerstin, (eds.) Fragile Identitäten. Diaphanes, Munich, 126-138. ISBN 9783037345252

Jones, Gareth A. (2015) Gentrification, neoliberalism and loss in Puebla, Mexico In: Leese, Loretta and Shin, Hyun Bang and López-Morales, Ernesto, (eds.) Global Gentrifications: Uneven Development and Displacement. Policy Press, Bristol, UK, 265-284. ISBN 9781447313472

Jones, Gareth A. and Sanyal, Romola (2015) Spectacle and suffering: the Mumbai slum as a worlded space Geoforum, 65. 431-439. ISSN 0016-7185

Jones, Gareth A. and Rodgers, Dennis (2015) Gangs, guns and the city: urban policy in dangerous places In: Lemanski, Charlotte and Marx, Colin, (eds.) The City in Urban Poverty. EADI global development series. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK, 205-226. ISBN 9781137367433

2014

Jones, Gareth A. and Corbridge, Stuart (2014) Urban bias In: Desai, Vandana and Potter, Rob, (eds.) The Companion to Development Studies. Routledge, London, UK, 286-290. ISBN 9781444167245

Ballard, Richard and Jones, Gareth A. (2014) The sugarcane frontier: governing the production of gated space in KwaZulu-Natal In: Haferburg, Christoph and Huchzermeyer, Marie, (eds.) Urban Governance in Post-apartheid Cities: Modes of Engagement in South Africa's Metropoles. Urbanization of the Earth. E. Schweizerbart and Gebr. Borntraeger , Stuttgart, Germany, 295-312. ISBN 9783443370152

Jones, Gareth A. (2014) Hecho en Mexico: gangs, identities and the politics of public security In: Hazen, J. and Rodgers, Dennis, (eds.) Global Gangs: Street Violence Across the World. University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, 255-280. ISBN 9780816691494

Jones, Gareth A. (2014) Where's the capital?: a geographical essay The British Journal of Sociology, 65 (4). 721-735. ISSN 0007-1315

Jones, Gareth A. and Thomas de Benitez, Sarah (2014) Lost opportunity: the Lydia Cacho case and child rights in Mexico The International Journal of Children's Rights, 22 (2). 285-312. ISSN 0927-5568

2012

Jones, Gareth A. (2012) Hang about: young people's frustrations at the state of progress Dialogues in Human Geography, 2 (1). 101-104. ISSN 2043-8206

Jones, Gareth A. (2012) Homeless People: street children in Mexico In: Smith, Susan J. and Elsinga, Marja and Fox O'Mahony, Lorna and Ong, Seow Eng and Wachter, Susan , (eds.) International Encyclopedia of Housing and Home. Elsevier, 138-144. ISBN 9780080471631

Jones, Gareth A. (2012) Book review: invisible users: youth in the internet cafés of urban Ghana LSE Review of Books (19 Nov 2012) Blog entry

2011

Jones, Gareth A. (2011) Children and development III: making space for young people Progress in Development Studies, 11 (2). 145-149. ISSN 1464-9934

Jones, Gareth A. (2011) Drugs, violence and insecurity in Mexico In: South America, Central America and the Caribbean 2012. Europa regional surveys of the world. Routledge. ISBN 9781857436198

Herrera, Elsa and Jones, Gareth A. and Thomas de Benitez, Sarah (2011) Bodies on the line: identity markers among Mexican street youth In: Researching Young People. Fundamentals of applied research . SAGE Publications, London, UK. ISBN 9781848607743

Jones, Gareth A. and Ballard, Richard (2011) Dinámicas de inclusión y exclusión en los procesos contemporáneos de gobernanza urbana en Sudáfrica In: Bassols, Mario and Mendoza, Cristobal, (eds.) Gobernanza. Teoría y Prácticas Colectivas. Anthropos, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana , Iztapalapa, Mexico , 235-263. ISBN 9788476589908

Jones, Gareth A. (2011) Slumming about: aesthetics, art and politics City, 15 (6). 696-706. ISSN 1360-4813

Jones, Gareth A. (2011) The cultures of the metropolis In: Burdett, Ricky and Sudjic, Deyan, (eds.) Living in the Endless City: an In-Depth and Multidisciplinary Examination of Our Rapidly Urbanizing World. Phaidon Press , London, UK, 156-161. ISBN 9780714861180

Jones, Gareth A. and Rodgers, Dennis (2011) The World Bank's World Development Report 2011 on conflict, security and development: a critique through five vignettes Journal of International Development, 23 (7). 980-995. ISSN 0954-1748

Ballard, Richard and Jones, Gareth A. (2011) Natural neighbors: indigenous landscapes and ‘eco-estates’ in Durban, South Africa Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 101 (1). 131-148. ISSN 0004-5608

2010

Jones, Gareth A. (2010) Mexico and the war on drugs In: West, Jackie, (ed.) South America, Central America and the Caribbean 2011. The Europa regional surveys of the world. Routledge, London, UK. ISBN 9781857435627

Jones, Gareth A. and Thomas de Benitez, Sarah (2010) Youth, gender and work on the streets of Mexico In: Chant, Sylvia, (ed.) International Handbook on Gender and Poverty: Concepts, Research, Policy. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, 195-200. ISBN 9781848443341

Jones, Gareth A. and Corbridge, Stuart (2010) The continuing debate about urban bias: the thesis, its critics, its influence, and its implications for poverty reduction strategies Progress in Development Studies, 10 (1). 1-18. ISSN 1464-9934

2009

Jones, Gareth A. and Rodgers, Dennis (2009) Mean streets: gangs, violence and daily life in Mexico In: Jones, Gareth A. and Rodgers, Dennis, (eds.) Youth Violence in Latin America: Gangs and Juvenile Justice in Perspective. Palgrave Macmillan, New York, USA, 289-315. ISBN 9780230600560

Jones, Gareth A. and Rodgers, Dennis (2009) Youth violence in Latin America: an overview and agenda for research In: Jones, Gareth A. and Rodgers, Dennis, (eds.) Youth Violence in Latin America: Gangs and Juvenile Justice in Perspective. Palgrave Macmillan, New York, USA, 1-24. ISBN 9780230600560

Jones, Gareth A. and Thomas de Benítez, Sarah (2009) Tales of two or many worlds?: when ‘street’ kids go global In: Wetherell, Margaret, (ed.) Theorizing Identities and Social Action. Identity studies in the social sciences. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK, 75-94. ISBN 9780230580886

Thomas de Benitez, Sarah and Jones, Gareth A. (2009) Being in public: the multiple childhoods of Mexican 'street' children Programme flyer, Economic and Social Research Council Identities and Social Action Programme.

Jones, Gareth A. and Rodgers, Dennis (2009) Youth violence in Latin America: gangs and juvenile justice in perspective Palgrave Macmillan, New York, USA. ISBN 9780230600560

Jones, Gareth A. and Dallimore, Anthea (2009) Wither participatory banking?: experiences with village banks in South Africa European Journal of Development Research, 21 (3). 344-361. ISSN 0957-8811

Herrera, Elsa and Jones, Gareth A. and Thomas de Benitez, Sarah (2009) Bodies on the line: identity markers among Mexican street youth Children's Geographies, 7 (1). 67-81. ISSN 1473-3285

Jones, Gareth A. and Chant, Sylvia (2009) Globalising initiatives for gender equality and poverty reduction: exploring 'failure' with reference to education and work among urban youth in The Gambia and Ghana Geoforum, 40 (2). 184-196. ISSN 0016-7185

2008

Jones, Gareth A (2008) Children and development II: ‘youth’, violence and juvenile justice Progress in Development Studies, 8 (4). 345-348. ISSN 1464-9934

Jones, Gareth A. and Moreno-Carranco, Maria (2008) Liminal cities: global spaces, everyday lives In: Valença, Marcio M. and Nel, Etienne and Leimgruber, Walter, (eds.) The Global Challenge and Marginalization. Nova Science, New York, 209-225. ISBN 9781600218385

Thomas de Benitez, Sarah and Jones, Gareth A. (2008) Youth on the streets Briefing note on youth, 3. UN Youth Social, Policy and Development Division.

Thomas de Benitez, Sarah and Jones, Gareth A. (2008) Reconnecting with youth on the streets: a rights-based approach Un Youth Flash, 5 (7). 1-2.

2007

Jones, Gareth A. (2007) Prólogo In: Zamorano, Abel Perez, (ed.) Tenencia De la Tierra e Industria Azucarera. Editorial Porrúa, México, ix-xv. ISBN 9789700769615

Jones, Gareth A. and Corbridge, Stuart (2007) Urban bias In: Desai, Vandana and Potter, Robert B., (eds.) The Companion to Development Studies. Hodder Education, London, UK, 243-247. ISBN 9780340889145

Jones, Gareth A. and Rodgers, Dennis (2007) Special issue: researching youth violence in contemporary Central America Bulletin of Latin American Research, 26 (4). 439-550. ISSN 1470-9856

Jones, Gareth A. (2007) Perspectivas polítcas comparativas de la reforma del mercado de la tierra urbana In: Smolka, Martim O. and Mullahy, Laura, (eds.) Perspectivas Urbanas: Temas Críticos En Polítcas De Suelo En América Latina. Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Cambridge, MA., USA, 38-44.

Jones, Gareth A. and Rodgers, Dennis (2007) Researching youth violence in contemporary Central America Bulletin of Latin American Research, 26 (4). 439-443. ISSN 1470-9856

Jones, Gareth A. and Herrera, Elsa and Thomas de Benitez, Sarah (2007) Tears, trauma and suicide: everyday violence among street youth in Puebla, Mexico Bulletin of Latin American Research, 26 (4). 462-479. ISSN 0261-3050

Jones, Gareth A. and Moreno-Carranco, Maria (2007) Megaprojects: beneath the pavement, excess City: Analysis of Urban Trends, Culture, Theory, Policy, Action, 11 (2). 144-164. ISSN 1360-4813

2006

Jones, Gareth A. (2006) The Venice Biennale and beyond: an interview with Ricky Burdett Oculum ensaios: Revista de Arquitetura e Urbanismo, 5. 103-114. ISSN 1519-7727

Jones, Gareth A. (2006) Culture and politics in the ‘Latin American’ city Latin American Research Review, 41 (1). 241-260. ISSN 0023-8791

Jones, Gareth A. (2006) Methodology and ethics of working with street children International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care, 2 (2). 39-40. ISSN 1747-9894

2005

Jones, Gareth A. (2005) Children and development: rights, globalization and poverty Progress in Development Studies, 5 (4). 336-342. ISSN 1464-9934

Jones, Gareth A. (2005) Housing policy (Mexico) In: Herrick, John M. and Stuart, Paul H., (eds.) Encyclopaedia of Social Welfare History in North America. SAGE Publications, London, UK, 170-174. ISBN 9780761925842

Jones, Gareth A. and Rodgers, Dennis (2005) Introduction: photography and violence In: DeCesare, Donna, (ed.) Hijos Del Destino: Youth Violence in the Americas. London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Jones, Gareth A. (2005) Children and development In: Forsyth, Tim, (ed.) Encyclopaedia of International Development. Routledge, 69-72. ISBN 9780415253420

Corbridge, Stuart and Jones, Gareth A. (2005) The continuing debate about urban bias: the thesis, its critics, its influence, and implications for poverty reduction Research papers in environmental and spatial analysis, 99. Department of Geography and Environment, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK. ISBN 0753018284

Chant, Sylvia and Jones, Gareth A. (2005) Youth, gender and livelihoods in West Africa: perspectives from Ghana and The Gambia Children's Geographies, 3 (2). 185-199. ISSN 1473-3277

2004

Jones, Gareth A. (2004) Slums In: Harrison, Stephan and Pile, Steve and Thrift, N, (eds.) Patterned Ground: Entanglements of Nature and Culture. Reaktion Books, London, UK, 190-192. ISBN 9781861891815

Jones, Gareth A. (2004) Book review: Mexico’s mandarins: crafting a power elite for the twenty-first century Progress in Development Studies, 4 (2). 156-158. ISSN 1464-9934

Jones, Gareth A. (2004) The geopolitics of democracy and citizenship in Latin America In: Barnett, Clive and Low, Murray, (eds.) Spaces of Democracy: Geographical Perspectives on Citizenship, Participation and Representation. SAGE Publications, London, UK, 161-184. ISBN 9780761947332

Jones, Gareth A. (2004) Bridging the urban-rural divide: what can the urban learn from the rural? Reflections on the case of Mexico In: Zetter, Roger and Hamza, Mohamed, (eds.) Market Economy and Urban Change: Impacts in the Developing World. Earthscan, London, UK, 123-146. ISBN 1853837830

Jones, Gareth A. (2004) Regularization of land tenure: thinking hard outside the box In: Fernandes, E. and Smolka, M., (eds.) Mercados De Terras Informais e Programas De Regularizacao Fundiaria Na America Latina: Um Manual Para Formuladores De Politicas . Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Cambridge, Mass., USA.

Jones, Gareth A. (2004) Street children In: Forsyth, Tim, (ed.) Encyclopaedia of International Development. Routledge, 659-660. ISBN 9780415253420

2003

Jones, Gareth A. (2003) Book review: the exploited child Progress in Development Studies, 3 (1). 90-92. ISSN 1464-9934

Jones, Gareth A. (2003) Imaginative geographies of Latin America In: Swanson, Philip, (ed.) The Companion to Latin American Studies. Hodder Education, London, UK, 5-25. ISBN 9780340806821

Jones, Gareth A. (2003) Chile: political economy of urban development (review) Journal of Economic Geography, 3 (4). 453-455. ISSN 1468-2702

Jones, Gareth A. (2003) Camels, chameleons, and coyotes: problematising the "histories" of land law reform In: Holder, Jane and Harrison, Carolyn, (eds.) Law and Geography. Current legal issues (5). Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 169-190. ISBN 9780199260744

Morgan, Beverley and Gelsthorpe, Verity and Crawley, Heaven and Jones, Gareth A. (2003) Country of origin information: a user and content evaluation Home Office research study, 271. Home Office, London, UK. ISBN 1844730905

Jones, Gareth A. (2003) Introduction: urban land markets in transition Jones, G. A., ed CP98A00. Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Cambridge, Mass, USA.

2001

Jones, Gareth A. and Varley, Ann (2001) La reconquista del centro histórico: conservación urbana y gentrification en la ciudad de Puebla Anuario de Espacios Urbanos, 8. 137-159. ISSN 1665-1391

Datta, Kavita and Jones, Gareth A. (2001) Housing and finance in developing countries: invisible issues on research and policy agendas Habitat International, 25 (3). 333-357. ISSN 0197-3975

2000

Jones, Gareth A. and Ward, Peter M. (2000) Privatización de la tierra comunal: la reforma ejidal y el desarollo urbano en México In: Fernándes, Edésio, (ed.) Derecho, Espacio Urbano y Medio Ambiente. Colección oñati: derecho y sociedad. Dykinson, Madrid, Spain, 143-174. ISBN 848155684X

Jones, Gareth A. (2000) The geographies of law and resistance: an example from Mexico In: Direito e Governança: Novas Tendências Da Gestão Urbano-Ambiental e a Reforma Do Setor Público. Caderno de textos (2). Fundação João Pinheiro, Brazil, 29-51.

Jones, Gareth A. (2000) Between a rock and a hard place: institutional reform and the performance of land privatization in peri-urban Mexico In: Zoomers, Annelies and van der Haar, Gemma, (eds.) Current Land Policy in Latin America: Regulating Land Tenure Under Neo-Liberalism. KIT Publishers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 201-226. ISBN 9789068321371

Jones, Gareth A. and Datta, Kavita (2000) Enabling markets to work?: housing policy in the 'new' South Africa International Planning Studies, 5 (3). 393-416. ISSN 1356-3475

Jones, Gareth A. and Pisa, Rosaria A. (2000) Public–private partnerships for urban land development in Mexico: a victory for hope versus expectation? Habitat International, 24 (1). 1-18. ISSN 0197-3975

1999

Jones, Gareth A. (1999) La vague des réformes foncières dans le monde Urbanissimo (20). ISSN 1635-8066

Varley, Ann and Jones, Gareth A. (1999) Decentramento o frammentazione?: riflessioni sulla riforma del mercato dei suoli urbani in Messico Storia Urbana, 23 (88/89). 93-117. ISSN 0391-2248

Jones, Gareth A. and Pisa, Rosaria A. (1999) Public–private partnerships for urban land development in Mexico: a victory for hope versus expectation? In: Payne, Geoffrey, (ed.) Making Common Ground: Public-Private Partnerships in the Provision of Land for Housing. Practical Action, London, UK, 1-18. ISBN 9781853394799

Jones, Gareth A. and Bromley, Rosemary D. F (1999) Investing in conservation: the historic centre in Latin America Built Environment, 25 (3). 196-210. ISSN 0263-7960

Jones, G. A. and Varley, A. (1999) The reconquest of the historic centre: urban conservation and gentrifcation in Puebla, Mexico Environment and Planning A, 31 (9). 1547-1566. ISSN 0308-518X

1998

Jones, Gareth A. and Mitlin, Diana (1998) Housing finance and NGOs in developing countries In: Datta, Kavita and Jones, Gareth A., (eds.) Housing and Finance in Developing Countries. Routledge studies in development and society (7). Routledge, London, UK, 26-43. ISBN 9780415172424

Jones, Gareth A. and Drought, Beverley L. (1998) Housing finance for refugees and forced migrants in Russia In: Datta, Kavita and Jones, Gareth A., (eds.) Housing and Finance in Developing Countries. Routledge studies in development and society (7). Routledge, London, UK, 136-154. ISBN 9780415172424

Jones, Gareth A. and Datta, Kavita (1998) From self-help to self-finance: the changing focus of urban research and policy In: Datta, Kavita and Jones, Gareth A., (eds.) Housing and Finance in Developing Countries. Routledge studies in development and society (7). Routledge, London, UK, 3-25. ISBN 9780415172424

Datta, Kavita and Jones, Gareth A., eds (1998) Housing and finance in developing countries Routledge studies in development and society (7). Routledge, London, UK. ISBN 9780415172424

Jones, Gareth A. (1998) Comparative policy perspectives on urban land market reform Land Lines, 10 (6). ISSN 1051-3035

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Awards

ESRC grant entitled "'Being in Public': The multiple childhoods of Mexican 'street' children” graded ‘Outstanding’

Short bio >

Gareth joined the LSE in 1998 from the University of Wales, Swansea, having also spent time at University of California San Diego and the Universidad de las Americas-Puebla in Mexico. In addition to the LSE, Gareth is an Associate Fellow at The Institute for the Study of the Americas, University of London, and in 2004 was a Visiting Fellow at the University of Texas- Austin. Gareth is currently a joint editor of the Journal of Latin American Studies and member of The British Academy Area Studies Panel for Latin America and the Caribbean. He has undertaken consultancy for the Department for International Development (DfID), UN-Habitat , UN Youth Unit and Government of South Africa, and has been a trustee and advisor to a number of Non-Governmental Organisations. Gareth has conducted research in Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil, Ghana and South Africa. He is presently completing a joint book entitled Bringing Youth into Development (Zed, 2010) and has an advance contract with Temple University Press for a book tentatively entitled Street Corners in a Global World: veryday life and identities of Mexican street youth.

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