Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR)

dr. M.A. (Marguerite) van den Berg


  • Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
    Programme group: Political Sociology: Power, Place and Difference
  • Visiting address
    REC BC
    Nieuwe Achtergracht 166  Room number: C6.15
  • Postal address:
    Postbus  15508
    1001 NA  Amsterdam
  • M.A.vandenBerg@uva.nl

 

About Marguerite van den Berg

 

Marguerite van den Berg is assistant professor of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam. She is interested in the urban, gender and work. In particular, her current work focuses on precarization and precarity. In Spring 2017 she published Gender in the Post-Fordist Urban – The Gender Revolution in Planning and Public Policy (Palgrave Macmillan 2017). She has been a visiting scholar at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City and at Humboldt University in Berlin. She teaches in the Sociology program of the University of Amsterdam, in particular the courses  Public Issues and Policy (MA) and Gender and Sex in the City (MA). 

 

Van den Berg currently works on a multi-method research project on dress workthe backstage labour of dressing the body for post-Fordist precarious urban labour markets. A blog about this project can be found here

 

Ik schrijf ook een maandelijkse column over precariteit voor socialevraagstukken.nl: De nieuwe onzekerheid.

 

She is a member of the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research, the Amsterdam Research Center for Gender and Sexuality Research and the Center for Urban Studies. 

 

Expertise and interests

 

- gender and gentrification

- urban politics, policy

- precarization

- unpaid labour and reproduction

- feminist urban studies

- fashion and clothing

 

Selected Publications Marguerite van den Berg (look here for downloads on ResearchGate)

 

2017

Berg, M. van den & E. Berkvens, C. Chivers, B. Heertje, M. Smit. ‘Racisme is geen ver-van-mijn-bed-show meer’ Een gesprek over de lessen uit Gloria Wekkers White Innocence. Sociologie  12(3): 379-388. 

Berg, M. van den & B. O'Neill (guest editors). Boredom after the Global Financial Crisis: from Privilege to Precarity. Theme Section Focaal, Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology. 2017(78).

Berg, M. van den & B. O'Neill. Introduction: rethinking the class politics of boredom. Focaal 2017(78):1-8. (no paywall)

Berg, M. van den. Gender in the Post-Fordist Urban - The Gender Revolution in Planning and Public Policy. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. 

Berg, M. van den. The discursive uses of Jane Jacobs for the genderfying city: Understanding the productions of space for post-Fordist gender notions. Urban Studies forthcoming, published online ahead of print.

Berg, M. van den & D. Chevalier. Of “city lounges”, “bans on gathering” and macho policies - Gender, class and race in productions of space for Rotterdam's post-industrial future. Cities forthcoming, published online ahead of print.

 

2016

Vulpen, B. van, & M. van den Berg (2016). De stage als precarisering van arbeid. Sociologie12(2), 149-168. 

Berg, M. van den. (2016) Egalitarian paternalism. Interactional forms of negotiating equality and intervention in Dutch policy practices. Citizenship Studies, 20( 3-4). 

Berg, M. van den.( 2016). 'Activating' those that 'lag behind' - Space-time politics in Dutch parenting training for migrants. Patterns of Prejudice, 50(1): 21.

 

2015

van den Berg, M. (2015). De docent als publiek socioloog–kritisch geëngageerd onderwijs voor de democratie. Sociologie, 11(2), 280-288.

Reekum, R. van & M. van den Berg (2015). Performing dialogical Dutchness: negotiating a national imaginary in parenting guidance.  Nations and Nationalism21(4), 741-760.

Berg, M. van den. (2015). Imagineering the city. In: R. Paddison & T. Hutton (eds.) Cities and Economic Change. London: Sage. publisher's website 

2014

Berg, M. van den. (2014). Frauen und Kinder als Zielgruppen der Stadterneuerung: Genderfication in Rotterdam. In: Diversity, Gender und Co. – Die Konstruktion von Zielgruppen in Planungstheorie und – praxis. U. Altrock, S. Huning, Th. Kuder, H. Nuissl, D. Peters (eds.) Kassel: Planungsrundschau. Publisher's website 

2013

Berg, M. van den (2013). Praten zonder blozen. Vertalingen van 'normale' seks in seksonderwijs voor ouders. Sociologie 9 (3/4): 257-274.

Berg, M. van den & C.L. ter Hoeven (2013). Madonna as a symbol of reflexive modernisation. Celebrity Studies, 4(2): 144-154.

 Berg, M. van den & JW Duyvendak. (2013). Parler de sexe sans rougir. Comment les cours à l'usage des parents construisent l'« identité néerlandaise » et la « sexualité normale ». Raisons Politiques, 49(1): 55-74.

 Berg, M. van den. (2013). City Children and Genderfied Neighbourhoods: The New Generation as Re-Generation Strategy.  International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 37(2): 523-536.

 

2012

Berg, M. van den, JW Duyvendak. (2012). Paternalizing Mothers: Feminist Repertoires in Contemporary Dutch Civilizing Offensives. Critical Social Policy, 32(4): 556-576.

Berg, M. van den. (2012). Femininity as a City Marketing Strategy. Genderbending Rotterdam. Urban Studies, 49(1), 153-168.

2011

Berg, M. van den. (2011) Subjective social mobility. Definitions and expectations of 'moving up' of poor Moroccan women in the Netherlands . International Sociology, 26(4): 503 - 523.  

Berg, M.van den, R. van Reekum. (2011)  Parent Involvement as Professionalization. Professionals' Struggle for Power in Dutch Urban Deprived Areas . Journal of Education Policy, 26( 3): 415-430.

Schinkel, W. & M. van den Berg (2011) City of Exception : The Dutch Revanchist City and the Urban Homo Sacer. Antipode, A Radical Journal of Geography, 43(5): 1911-1938.           

 

2009

Berg, M. van den & W. Schinkel (2009). "Women from the Catacombs of the City": Gender Notions in Dutch Culturist Discourse. Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research, 22(4), pp. 393-410.

Schinkel, W. & M. van den Berg. (2008) Polariserend en moraliserend burgerschap in de inburgering. [Polarising and moralising citizenship in citizenship courses]. RMO edited volume. The Hague : Sdu Publishers. 

Berg, M. van den. (2009). Changing Urban Networks and Gossip. Moroccan Migrant Women's Networks in the Dutch Welfare State. In: Duyvendak, J.W., F. Hendriks, M. van Niekerk (eds.) (2009) City in sight. Dutch dealings with urban change. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, pp. 173-190.  

2008

Berg, M van den; C. Prins, M. Ham (eds.). (2008 ). In de greep van de technologie. Nieuwe toepassingen en het gedrag van de burger. [Taken by technology. New applications and thebehaviour of the citizen] Amsterdam :Van Gennep.

Berg, M van den . (2008). Tussen vertrouwen en wantrouwen:relaties met respondenten. Methodologische overwegingen in onderzoek naar sociaal kapitaal van Marokkaanse vrouwen, Kwalon , 2.

2007

Berg, M van den, (2007). "Dat is bij jullie toch ook zo?" Gender, etniciteit en klasse in het sociaal kapitaal van Marokkaanse vrouwen. ["Isn't that the same with you?" Gender, ethnicity and class in the social capital of Moroccan migrant women ] Amsterdam : Aksant.

Berg, M van den & K. Rusinovic (2007). Reshaping the American mainstream. Immigrants' inf luence on American culture and inequalities. International Journal for Urban and Regional Research, 31, 2: 489-94. (review article).

Berg, M van den. (2007). Leven en overleven met steun. Het ondersteunings-netwerk van Marokkaanse vrouwen in Rotterdam . Migrantenstudies , 23(3): 158-179.

Berg, M van den. (2007). Constructies van mobiliteit. Definities en verwachtingen van arme Marokkaanse vrouwen in Rotterdam. Tijdschrift voor genderstudies , 10(2): 21-35.

Current project: Dress Work - Balancing the Personal and Professional in Post-Fordist Work through Aesthetic Practices

Please find our project website with updates, events and blogs here

 

Previous project: Mothering the City - Gender and Family in Urban Re-Generation

This project was my dissertation research and was recently concluded with the publication of 

Gender in the Post-Fordist Urban - The Gender Revolution in Public Policy and Planning (Palgrave 2017). 

This book investigates the gender revolution in urban planning and public policy. Building on feminist urban studies, it introduces the concept of genderfication as a means of understanding the consequences of post-Fordist gender notions for the city. It traces the changes in western urban gender relations, arguing that in the post-Fordist urban landscape gender is used for urban planning and public policy – both to rebrand a city’s image and to produce space for gender-equal ideals, often at the cost of precarious urban populations. This is a topic that remains largely unexplored in critical urban studies and radical geography. Chapters cover how Jane Jacobs’ perspectives provide an alternative to the patriarchal modernist city for contemporary planners and using Rotterdam as a case study Van den Berg discusses why new urban planning methods focus on attracting women and children as new urbanites. Topics include: forms of place marketing, gender as a repertoire for contemporary urban Imagineering and the concept of urban re-generation. The final chapter investigates how cities aiming to redefine themselves imagine future populations and how they design social policies that explicitly and particularly target women as mothers. 

Courses 2016/2017

  • Public Issues and Policy - Core course MA Social Problems and Social Policy
  • Gender & Sex in the City - MA 
  • Research Master Reading Course: Activation in Post-Fordism

 

Supervision 

  • Supervision MA theses on precarization, aesthetics, gender, post-Fordist labour
  • Sherria Ayuandini - For one drop of blood. Virginity, sexual norms and medical processes in hymenoplasty consultations in the Netherlands. July 2017 (with Jan Willem Duyvendak)
  • Josien Arts - Activation in Dutch welfare, ongoing. (With Jan Willem Duyvendak)

 

​Ik schrijf voor socialevraagstukken.nl een maandelijkse column over precariteit: De nieuwe onzekerheid

 

Lees hier ook de columns voor Sociologisch Mokum: 

2014-2016: 

 

2016

  • van Vulpen, B., & van den Berg, M. A. (2016). De stage als precarisering van arbeid. Sociologie, 12(2), 149-168.
  • Van den Berg, M. (2016). ‘Activating’ those that ‘lag behind’: Space-time politics in Dutch parenting training for migrants. Patterns of Prejudice, 50(1), 21-37. DOI: 10.1080/0031322X.2015.1128622  [details] 
  • van den Berg, M. (2016). Egalitarian paternalism: interactional forms of negotiating equality and intervention in Dutch policy practices. Citizenship Studies, 20(3-4), 457-474. DOI: 10.1080/13621025.2015.1122740  [details] 

2015

  • van Reekum, R., & van den Berg, M. (2015). Performing dialogical Dutchness: Negotiating a national imaginary in parenting guidance. Nations and Nationalism, 21(4), 741-760. DOI: 10.1111/nana.12101  [details] 

2014

  • van den Berg, M. (2014). Frauen und Kinder als Zielgruppen der Stadterneuerung: Genderfication in Rotterdam. In U. Altrock, S. Huning, T. Kuder, & H. Nuissl (Eds.), Zielgruppen in der räumlichen Planung: Konstruktionen, Strategien, Praxis (pp. 205-220). (Planungsrundschau; No. 21). Berlin: Uwe Altrock. [details] 
  • van den Berg, M. (2014). Praten zonder blozen: vertalingen van 'normale' seks in seksonderwijs voor ouders. In L. Buijs, I. Geesink, & S. Holla (Eds.), De seksparadox: Nederland na de seksuele revolutie. (pp. 20-38). Utrecht: Boom Lemma. [details] 

2013

2012

  • van den Berg, M. (2012). Femininity as city marketing strategy: gender bending Rotterdam. Urban Studies, 49(1), 153-168. DOI: 10.1177/0042098010396240  [details] 
  • van den Berg, M., & Duyvendak, J. W. (2012). Parler de sexe sans rougir: comment les cours à l'usage des parents construisent l' « identité néerlandaise » et la « sexualité normale ». Raisons Politiques, 49, 55-74. DOI: 10.3917/rai.049.0055  [details] 
  • van den Berg, M., & Duyvendak, J. W. (2012). Paternalizing mothers: feminist repertoires in contemporary Dutch civilizing offensives. Critical Social Policy, 32(4), 556-576. DOI: 10.1177/0261018312439360  [details] 

2011

  • van den Berg, M. (2011). Subjective social mobility: definitions and expectations of 'moving up' of poor Moroccan women in the Netherlands. International Sociology, 26(4), 503-523. DOI: 10.1177/0268580910393042  [details] 
  • van den Berg, M., & van Reekum, R. (2011). Parent involvement as professionalization: professionals' struggle for power in Dutch urban deprived areas. Journal of Education Policy, 26(3), 415-430. DOI: 10.1080/02680939.2010.543155  [details] 
  • Schinkel, W., & van den Berg, M. (2011). City of exception: the Dutch revanchist city and the urban homo sacer. Antipode, 43(5), 1911-1938. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8330.2010.00831.x  [details] 

2009

  • van den Berg, M. (2009). Changing urban networks and gossip: Moroccan migrant women's networks in the Dutch welfare state. In J. W. Duyvendak, F. Hendriks, & M. van Niekerk (Eds.), City in sight: Dutch dealings with urban change (pp. 173-187). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. [details] 
  • van den Berg, M., & Schinkel, W. (2009). "Women from the catacombs of the city": gender notions in Dutch culturist discourse. Innovation - The European Journal of Social Science Research, 22(4), 393-410. DOI: 10.1080/13511610903108877  [details] 

2008

  • van den Berg, M. (2008). Tussen vertrouwen en wantrouwen: relaties met respondenten: methodologische overwegingen in onderzoek naar sociaal kapitaal van Marokkaanse vrouwen. KWALON, 13(2), 30-36. [details] 

2015

  • van den Berg, M. (2015). De docent als publiek socioloog: kritisch geëngageerd onderwijs voor de democratie. Sociologie, 11(2), 280-288. DOI: 10.5117/SOC2015.2.BERG  [details] 
  • van den Berg, M. (2015). Imagineering the city. In R. Paddison, & T. Hutton (Eds.), Cities & economic change: restructuring and dislocation in the global metropolis (pp. 162-175). London: Sage. [details] 

2014

2012

  • van den Berg, M. (2012). Sex talk without blushing: enactments of 'Dutchness' in parent guidance courses. In Culturalization of Citizenship: On Racism, Populism and Authenticity: international conference Amsterdam: [University of Amsterdam, AISSR]. [details] 

2011

  • van den Berg, M. (2011). City children and genderfied neighbourhoods: the new generation as urban regeneration strategy. In Annual RC21 Conference 2011: The struggle to belong: dealing with diversity in 21st century urban settings: Amsterdam (The Netherlands), July 7-9 2011. - 22: Reconstructing gender in urban space Research Committee 21, International Sociological Association. [details] 

2009

  • Schinkel, W., & van den Berg, M. (2009). Polariserend en moraliserend burgerschap in inburgering. In Raad voor Maatschappelijke Ontwikkeling (Ed.), Polarisatie: bedreigend en verrijkend (pp. 188-205). Den Haag: SWP. [details] 

2008

  • van den Berg, M. (2008). 'If you can't slap 'm, snap 'm!': de virtuele schandpaal voor opdringerige mannen. In M. van den Berg, C. Prins, & M. Ham (Eds.), In de greep van de technologie: nieuwe toepassingen en het gedrag van de burger. (pp. 247-260). (Tijdschrift voor sociale vraagstukken. Jaarboek; No. 2008). Amsterdam: Van Gennep. [details] 

2014

  • van den Berg, M. (Author). (2014). Activerende opvoedingssteun is vaak lamlendig. Sociale Vraagstukken. [details] 

2008

  • Winsemius, P., Tiemijer, W., van den Berg, M., Jager-Vreugdehil, M., & van Reekum, R. (2008). Niemand houdt van ze... Amsterdam: Vossiuspers. [details] 

2013

  • van den Berg, M. A. (2013). Governing "normal" food and sex practices through parenting guidance policies in the Netherlands. Abstract from 11th European Sociological Association Conference, Turin, Italy, .
  • van den Berg, M. A. (2013). Mothering the city. Urban re-generation through interventions in parenting in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Abstract from 11th European Sociological Association Conference, Turin, Italy, .

2011

  • van Reekum, R., & van den Berg, M. (2011). Something to talk about: dialogical Dutchness in parenting courses. Paper presented at Uitsluitend emancipatie: paradoxen van emancipatie en integratie in Nederland, .
  • van den Berg, M. A. (2011). Femininity as city marketing strategy: genderbending Rotterdam. Paper presented at Sexual Nationalisms. Gender, sexuality and the politics of belonging in the New Europe., .
  • van den Berg, M. A., & Duyvendak, J. W. (2011). Paternalizing mothers: feminist repertoires in contemporary Dutch civilizing offensives. Paper presented at Sexual Nationalisms: gender, sexuality, and the politics of belonging in the New Europe, .

Book editor

  • van den Berg, M., Prins, C., & Ham, M. (2009). In de greep van de technologie: nieuwe toepassingen en het gedrag van de burger. (TSS, tijdschrift voor sociale vraagstukken. Jaarboek; No. 2008). Amsterdam: Van Gennep. [details] 
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