The Global City and the Holy City

Author: Tovi Fenster
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317880099
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The Global City & the Holy City explores the local embodied knowledge of women and men of different national, cultural and ethnic identities and age groups, living in London and Jerusalem. Their narratives focus on the three main concepts of Comfort, Belonging and Commitment to the various spaces in which they live. By deconstructing the meanings of these three notions and analyzing their expression in cognitive temporal maps, The Global City & The Holy City examines the practicalities of incorporating this kind of local embodied knowledge into the professional planning and management of cities in the age of globalization.

Das Einpassen in den Ort

Author: Lars Meier
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839411297
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Sie gelten als Agenten und Treiber der Globalisierung: die in den Finanzmetropolen tätigen Manager. In diesem reich bebilderten Buch werden erstmals hochmobile Expatriates in ihrem alltäglichen Handeln direkt an städtischen Orten betrachtet. Wo und warum halten sich die Finanzmanager in den Städten auf? Wie betrachten sie bestimmte urbane Orte und erleben diese? Interviews und Beobachtungen zeigen die alltäglichen Handlungen der männlichen deutschen Finanzmanager in London und Singapur und lassen so die meist unsichtbar bleibenden Identitäten der weißen und globalen Elite sichtbar werden. Die vergleichende Analyse des Alltags in beiden Städten macht die Bedeutung des besonderen Ortes für das Handeln deutlich. Die ehemals koloniale Beziehung zwischen dem Zentrum London und der Peripherie Singapur ist noch heute für das Handeln der Finanzmanager bedeutsam. Es zeigt sich: Die Finanzmanager passen sich in den Ort ein.

Women Religion Space

Author: Karen M. Morin
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 9780815631163
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Contributors to this volume study women who practice or interact with the gender norms and spaces of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. The book focuses on questions of how and why religious and secular authorities seek to regulate women's mobility and access to particular spaces, and how religious women negotiate their agency and mobility within traditional institutions. The chapters are grouped under three sections: Women and Colonial Regimes, Religion and Women's Mobility, and New Spaces for Religious Women. Secular, critical, and comparative viewpoints are explored, with much of the scholarship steeped in fieldwork; i.e., an orthodox district in Jerusalem, a shopping mall in Istanbul, women travelers in Pakistan, and Korean immigrant women in Los Angeles. Contributors broaden notions of space to include architecture, national borders, external and internal boundaries, and assorted

The Routledge Research Companion to Planning and Culture

Author: Deborah Stevenson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317042166
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It has become increasingly evident that effective planning for sustainable communities, environments and economies pivots on the ability of planners to see the possibilities for culture in comprehensive social, historical and environmental terms and to more fully engage with the cultural practices, processes and theorisation that comprise a social formation. More broadly, an approach to planning theory and practice that is itself formed through a close engagement with culture is required. This Research Companion brings together leading experts from around the world to map the contours of the relationship between planning and culture and to present these inextricably linked concepts and issues together in one place. By examining significant trends in varying national and international contexts, the contributors scrutinise the theories and practices of both planning and culture and explore not only their interface, but significant divergences and tensions. In doing so, this collection provides the first comprehensive overview and analysis of planning and culture, interdisciplinary and international in scope. It is comprised of six parts organised around the themes of global and historical contexts, key dimensions of planning and cultural theory and practice, and cultural and planning dynamics. Each section includes a final chapter that provides a case study lens which pulls the themes of the section together with reference to a significant planning issue or initiative.

Religious Pluralism and the City

Author: Helmuth Berking
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1350037702
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Religious Pluralism and the City challenges the notion that the city is a secular place, and calls for an analysis of how religion and the city are intertwined. It is the first book to analyze the explanatory value of a number of typologies already in use around this topic – from "holy city" to "secular city", from "fundamentalist" to "postsecular city". By intertwining the city and religion, urban theory and theories of religion, this is the first book to provide an international and interdisciplinary analysis of post-secular urbanism. The book argues that, given the rise of religiously inspired violence and the increasing significance of charismatic Christianity, Islam and other spiritual traditions, the master narrative that modern societies are secular societies has lost its empirical plausibility. Instead, we are seeing the pluralization of religion, the co-existence of different religious worldviews, and the simultaneity of secular and religious institutions that shape everyday life. These particular constellations of "religious pluralism" are, above all, played out in cities. Including contributions from Peter L. Berger and Nezar Alsayyad, this book conceptually and empirically revokes the dissolution between city and religion to unveil its intimate relationship, and offers an alternative view on the quotidian state of the global urban condition.

Negotiating Urban Conflicts

Author: Helmuth Berking
Publisher: Transcript Verlag
ISBN: 9783899424638
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Cities have always been arenas of social and symbolic conflict. As places of encounter between different classes, ethnic groups, and lifestyles, cities play the role of powerful integrators; yet on the other hand urban contexts are the ideal setting for marginalization and violence. The struggle over control of urban spaces is an ambivalent mode of sociation: while producing themselves, groups produce exclusive spaces and then, in turn, use the boundaries they have created to define themselves. This volume presents major urban conflicts and analyzes modes of negotiation against the theoretical background of postcolonialism.

Place and Placelessness

Author: Edward Relph
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ISBN: 9780850861761
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First published forty years ago and still widely referenced, Edward Relph's Place and Placelessness has taken its place as a classic of the phenomenological approach to the study of place and has influenced a generation of scholars. For this reprint Professor Relph has written a new introduction setting his original work in its contemporary context. He shows how the concepts of place have been modified and yet continue to be of vital importance in interpreting a world which travel and commerce have made very different from that of 1976. In his words: "sense of place has the potential to serve as a pragmatic foundation for addressing the profound local and global challenges, such as climate change and economic disparity, that are emerging in the present century."

The sustainable development paradox

Author: Rob Krueger
Publisher: The Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781593854980
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Sustainability--with its promise of economic prosperity, social equity, and environmental integrity--is hardly a controversial goal. Yet scholars have generally overlooked the ways that policies aimed at promoting "sustainability" at local, national, and global scales have been shaped and constrained by capitalist social relations. This thought-provoking book reexamines sustainability conceptually and as it actually exists on the ground, with a particular focus on Western European and North American urban contexts. Topics include critical theoretical engagements with the concept of sustainability; how sustainability projects map onto contemporary urban politics and social justice movements; the spatial politics of conservation planning and resource use; and what progressive sustainability practices in the context of neoliberalism might look like.