Negotiating Urban Conflicts

Interaction, Space and Control

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.

Overview Chapters

  1. Frontmatter

    Seiten 1 - 4
  2. Contents

    Seiten 5 - 8
  3. Introduction: Negotiating Urban Conflicts

    Seiten 9 - 12
  4. I. Politics of Space: The Modern, the Postmodern and the Postcolonial

    Postcolonial Cities, Postcolonial Critiques

    Seiten 15 - 28
  5. Contested Places and the Politics of Space

    Seiten 29 - 40
  6. The City as Assemblage. Diasporic Cultures, Postmodern Spaces, and Biopolitics

    Seiten 41 - 52
  7. Remapping the Geopolitics of Terror: Uncanny Urban Spaces in Singapore

    Seiten 53 - 66
  8. Cultural Homogenisation, Places of Memory, and the Loss of Secular Urban Space

    Seiten 67 - 82
  9. II. Spatializing Identities

    The Politics and Poetics of Religion: Hindu Processions and Urban Conflicts

    Seiten 85 - 98
  10. Negotiating the City-Everyday Forms of Segregation in Middle Class Cairo

    Seiten 99 - 112
  11. Negotiating Public Spaces: The Right to the Gendered City and the Right to Difference

    Seiten 113 - 124
  12. On the Road to Being White: The Construction of Whiteness in the Everyday Life of Expatriate German High Flyers in Singapore and London

    Seiten 125 - 138
  13. Prostitution-Power Relations between Space and Gender

    Seiten 139 - 152
  14. III. Imageries of Cities

    Between Refeudalization and New Cultural Politics: The 300th Anniversary of St. Petersburg

    Seiten 155 - 166
  15. Reflections on a Cartography of the Non-Visible. Urban Experience and the Internet

    Seiten 167 - 176
  16. Picturing Urban Identities

    Seiten 177 - 194
  17. Communist Heritage Tourism and its Local (Dis)Contents at Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin

    Seiten 195 - 208
  18. Earthquake Recovery and Historic Buildings: Investigating the Conflicts

    Seiten 209 - 224
  19. IV. Exclusion, Security and Surveillance

    The Phenomenon of Exclusion

    Seiten 227 - 234
  20. Orbit Palace. Locations and Cultures of Redundant Time

    Seiten 235 - 246
  21. Pacification by Design: An Ethnography of Normalization Techniques

    Seiten 247 - 260
  22. Violence Prevention in a South African Township

    Seiten 261 - 276
  23. Homeland/Target: Cities and the "War on Terror"

    Seiten 277 - 288
  24. Terrorism and the Right to the Secure City: Safety vs. Security in Public Spaces

    Seiten 289 - 304
  25. Authors

    Seiten 305 - 307
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27 April 2006, 308 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8394-0463-8
File size: 9.64 MB

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Book title
Negotiating Urban Conflicts Interaction, Space and Control
transcript Verlag
Commodity Group
Release date
27 April 2006
Stadt, Neoliberalismus, Soziale Ungleichheit
Sociology, Cultural Studies, Political Sciences, Geography, Ethnology, Architecture
Conflict, Postcolonialism, City, Space, Place, Urbanity, Social Inequality, Neoliberalism, Urban Studies, Sociology

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