Drawing on ethnographic research on Lodge Lane, the main commercial street within Toxteth (Liverpool), this paper reveals how fundamental ethnic minority enterprises (EMEs) have been to the regeneration of this marginalised area due to public disinvestment. Acting as critical infrastructure, they have transformed the materiality of the locale, and by extension, they have afforded new kinds of encounter and convivialities. Ultimately, EMEs appear to have a critical emplacing and displacing power, which involves urban inhabitants in a differential way over time, depending on their positionality towards the material and discursive aspects of place.
|Journal||Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies|
|Early online date||19 May 2022|
|Publication status||E-pub ahead of print - 19 May 2022|
- Migration Studies
- social infrastructure
- Migration Working Group - North West