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xiv, 236 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • List of illustrations Acknowledgements Introduction: Ladders and Snakes Meritocracy as plutocracy What's wrong with meritocracy? Five problems Meritocracy as social system and as ideological discourse How this book is organised Part one: Genealogies Chapter one: Meritocracy's genealogies in social theory Never start with the dictionary Early genealogies, histories and geographies Ladders and level playing field Socialist roots and critique Social democratic meritocracy The critique of educational essentialism 'Just' meritocracy? The beginnings of neoliberal meritocracy Meritocracy in the neoliberal meritocracy Chapter two: 'Rising up': gender, ethnicity, class and the meritocratic deficit See where your talent takes you Partial progression and painful ladders: mid century welfare Pulling rank: problems with welfarist 'rising up' Selling 1968 Parables of progress: luminous media fables Not so cool: unequal employment Selling inequality: post-feminism, post-race...post-class? Neoliberal justice narratives The egalitarian and the meritocratic deficit Chapter three: The movement of meritocracy in political rhetoric Meritocratic feeling Thatcherism in Britain Major meritocracy Blairism and beyond Aspiration Nation Tragi-comedy: Bojo's 'hard work' Blue-collar billionaires: Farage, Trump and the destabilisation of merit Theresa May and the Middle England meritocrats Aspiration for all? Meritocracy vs. mutuality Part two: Popular parables Chapter four: Just like us? Normcore plutocrats and the popularisation of elitism Meritocracy and the extension of privilege The 1%, the new rentiers and transnational asset-stripping Normcore plutocrats Normcore aristocrats The kind parent Luxury-flaunters The new rich are different Chapter five: #Damonsplaining and the unbearable whiteness of 'merit' #Damonsplaining and externalised white male privilege Post-racial meritocracy The racialization of merit: people The racialization of merit: products The racialization of merit: production Trying to shut women up Calling out the myth of postracial meritocracy Externalised and internalised neoliberal meritocracy Chapter six: Desperate success: Managing the mumpreneur Doing it all Child labour Desperate success Entrepreneurial Man Magical femininity The mumpreneur and the branded self Disaggregation and alternatives Conclusion: Beyond neoliberal meritocracy Failing to convince The journeys of meritocracy What's the alternative? Changing the cultural pull of meritocratic hope Alternatives to the ladder Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138889552 20171009
Meritocracy today involves the idea that whatever your social position at birth, society ought to offer enough opportunity and mobility for 'talent' to combine with 'effort' in order to 'rise to the top'. This idea is one of the prevalent social and cultural tropes of our time, as palpable in the speeches of politicians as in popular culture. In this book Jo Littler argues that meritocracy is the key cultural means of legitimation for contemporary neoliberal culture -- and that whilst it promises opportunity, it in fact creates new forms of social division. Against Meritocracy is split into two parts. Part I explores the genealogies of meritocracy within social theory, political discourse and working cultures. It traces the dramatic U-turn in meritocracy's meaning, from socialist slur to a contemporary ideal of how a society should be organised. Part II uses a series of case studies to analyse the cultural pull of popular 'parables of progress', from reality TV to the super-rich and celebrity CEOs, from social media controversies to the rise of the 'mumpreneur'. Paying special attention to the role of gender, 'race' and class, this book provides new conceptualisations of the meaning of meritocracy in contemporary culture and society.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138889552 20171009
Green Library

2. Data and the city [2018]

xix, 229 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Green Library
xx, 303 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • 1.Introduction. Defining the Urban: Why Do We Need Definitions? Part I: Academic Disciplines 2. Sociology: The Sociological "Urban" 3.Geography: Rethinking the "Urban" and Urbanization 4. Anthropology: The Death and Rebirth of Urban Anthropology 5.History: Understanding "Urban" from the Disciplinary Viewpoint of History 6.Economics 7.Ecology: Science and Ethics 8.Environmental Psychology: Views of the "Urban" from Environmental Psychology Part II: Professional Practices 9.Public Policy: Looking for the "Urban" in Public Policy 10.Architecture and Urban Design: Leaving Behind the Notion of the City 11.Civil Engineering: Unlocking the Potential of Future Cities through Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure 12.Urban Planning 13.Urban Governance: Transcending Conventional Urban Governance 14.Social Work: Social Work Intersections with Urbanism 15.Public Health: Urban Health: History, Definitions, and Approaches 16.Law: The Concept of "Urban" in Law Part III: Emerging Approaches 17.Geospatial Techniques 18.Urban Political Ecology: Landscapes of Power 19.Urban Metabolism: Conceptualizing the City as an Organism 20.Transition Theories 21.Complexity Science: The Urban is a Complex Adaptive System 22.Science Fiction: The Urban in Posthuman Science Fiction Synthesis 23.Defining the Urban: A Quixotic Pursuit.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472449528 20171121
What is "urban"? How can it be described and contextualised? How is it used in theory and practice? Urban processes feature in key international policy and practice discourses. They are at the core of research agendas across traditional academic disciplines and emerging interdisciplinary fields. However, the concept of "the urban" remains highly contested, both as material reality and imaginary construct. The urban remains imprecisely defined. Defining the Urban is an indispensable guide for the urban transdisciplinary thinker and practitioner. Parts I and II focus on how "Academic Disciplines" and "Professional Practices, " respectively, understand and engage with the urban. Included, among others, are Architecture, Ecology, Governance and Sociology. Part III, "Emerging Approaches, " outlines how elements from theory and practice combine to form transdisciplinary tools and perspectives. Written by eminent experts in their respective fields, Defining the Urban provides a stepping stone for the development of a common language-a shared ontology-in the disjointed fields of urban research and practice. It is a comprehensive and accessible resource for anyone with an interest in understanding how urban scholars and practitioners can work together on this complex theme.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472449528 20171121
Green Library
ix, 179 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 24 cm
  • Introduction. Why does 111 1st Street matter?
  • The Lorillard legacy
  • Crossing the Hudson
  • The spaces in between
  • Who owns a space?
  • When a dream dies
  • One last fight: historic preservation and 111 1st Street
  • What might be learned
  • Conclusion: Some years later
  • Epilogue. The 111 1st Street exodus: Where are they now?.
"For nearly twenty years, a small, dedicated band of artists rented studio space at 111 1st Street, a former tobacco warehouse near the Hudson River waterfront in Jersey City, New Jersey. These artists eventually became engaged in a fight for their survival within the building and a city undergoing gentrification"-- Provided by publisher.
Green Library
xiii, 243 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • Preface Chapter 1: Something about Ethnicity Chapter 2: Diversity in Urban History Chapter 3: Contextualizing Ethnicity Chapter 4: Fashioning Spatial Concentration Chapter 5: Measuring and Modeling Spatial Segregation Chapter 6: Ethnic Culture Regions and Placemaking Chapter 7: Ethnic Spaces Created from Exploitation and Conflict Chapter 8: Positive Consequences of Concentration Chapter 9: Negative Consequences of Concentration Chapter 10: Multiculturalism and the Spatial Configuration of Ethnic Groups in the City Chapter 11: Distances and Diasporas Chapter 12: Transnationalism and Hybridity Chapter 13: Envisioning the Future References Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781538101896 20171002
This important book provides a novel perspective on ethnicity, nationality, and race by considering how they are shaped by their geography. Exploring the complicated terrain of ethnicity through an expansive global perspective, David H. Kaplan traces the spatial arrangements that convey such potent meaning to the identity and opportunities of members of any cultural group. With examples from around the world, the author considers the most important aspects of ethnicity-from segregation to place making to multiculturalism, culture regions, diasporas, and transnationalism. He frames ethnicity as a contingent phenomenon, showing how context and place determine the position, definitions, behaviors, and attitudes toward and by members of an ethnic group. Drawing on an impressive depth of historical and empirical detail, Kaplan's analysis of the critical role of ethnicity in everyday geographies makes a major contribution to the field.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781538101896 20171002
Green Library
xii, 234 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
  • 1. Introduction.- 2. Planning for Growth & Decline in America: A Concise History Chapter.-3. Theories of Smart Shrinkage & Smart Growth Chapter.- 4. How Much Change Is Too Much - a Look at the Numbers.- 5. The Legacy of Change: Depopulation and Growth's Impact on New Bedford Today Chapter.- 6. After the Hurricane: Government Responses to Employment and Population Change, 1929-1975 Chapter.- 7. Coming to Terms with Change: Contemporary Policy Responses.- 8.Urban Absorption Chapter.- 9. Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319607047 20171002
This book paints an intimate portrait of an overlooked kind of city that neither grows nor declines drastically. In fact, New Bedford, Massachusetts represents an entire category of cities that escape mainstream urban studies' more customary attention to global cities (New York), booming cities (Atlanta), and shrinking cities (Flint). New Bedford-style ordinary cities are none of these, they neither grow nor decline drastically, but in their inconspicuousness, they account for a vast majority of all cities. Given the complexities of growth and decline, both temporarily and spatially, how does a city manage change and physically adapt to growth and decline? This book offers an answer through a detailed analysis of the politics, environment, planning strategies, and history of New Bedford.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319607047 20171002
Green Library
1 online resource.
  • Introduction Svetlana Hristova and Mariusz Czepczynski Part I. Concepts and Discourses: The Resilient Public Space 01. Re-Imagining Civil Society: Conflict and Control in the City's Public Spaces Sharon Zukin 02. Public Space in a Global World: After the Spectacle Svetlana Hristova 03. Seeing the Local in Global Cities Jerome Krase Part II. Contestations and Rights: Public and Civic 04. Civic Landscapes of Post-Socialist Cities: Urban Movements and the Recover of Public Spaces Mariusz Czepczynski 05. Public Space, Memory and Protest during Post-Socialist Transformation: The Emergence of University Square (Piata Universitatii), Bucharest as a space of protest Craig Young, Duncan Light and Daniela Dumbraveanu 06. Social Characteristic of Squares as Urban Spaces, Ulus and Kizilay Squares in Ankara Nuray Bayraktar 07. Order and Heterotopia in an Urban Space: The Case of a Spanish Square Francisco Adolfo Garcia Jerez 08. Contested Public Spaces and the Right to the City: The Case of Cairo's Historic Bazaar Wael Salah Fahmi Part III. Management and Governance: Transformation and Control 09. The Meaning of Public Space in the Context of Space-Time Behaviour in the `Network City': From Socialist to Sociable Public Space Anastasia Moiseeva, Remon Rooij and Harry Timmermans 10. The Restructuring of Urban Public Space in the `Baltic Pearl' Megan Dixon 11. Public Green Space in Vienna between Utopia and Political Strategy Philipp Rode and Eva Schwab 12. The normative construction of a (public) urban space through the use of policy instruments: some reflections from northern Italy Michela Semprebon 13. Negotiating Public Space in a Shopping Mall Pavel Pospech Conclusions: Rediscovering Public Space Globally Svetlana Hristova and Mariusz Czepczynski Note on Contributors Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472453648 20171009
  • Part I: Concepts and Discourses: challenged space of public life 1.Re-Imagining Civil Society: Conflict and Control in the City's Public Spaces 2.Public Space in a Global World: After the Spectacle 3.Seeing the Local in Global Cities Part II: Contestations and rights: public and civic 4.Civic Landscapes of Post-Socialist Cities: Urban Movements and the Recover of Public Spaces 5.Public Space, Memory and Protest during Post-Socialist Transformation: The Emergence of University Square (Piata Universitatii), Bucharest as a space of protest 6.Social Characteristic of Squares as Urban Spaces, Ulus and Kizilay Squares in Ankara 7.Order and Heterotopia in an Urban Space: The Case of a Spanish Square 8.Contested Public Spaces and the Right to the City: The Case of Cairo's Historic Bazaar Part III: Management and governance: transformation and control 9.The Meaning of Public Space In the Context of Space-Time Behaviour in the `Network City': From Socialist to the Sociable Public Space 10.The Restructuring of Urban Public Space in the `Baltic Pearl' 11 Public Green Space in Vienna between Utopia and Political Strategy 12.The normative construction of a (public) urban space through the use of policy instruments: some reflections from northern Italy 13.Negotiating Public Space in a Shopping Mall.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781317073307 20171009
Public Space: Between Reimagination and Occupation examines contemporary public space as a result of intense social production reflecting contradictory trends: the long lasting effects of the global crisis, manifested in supranational trade-offs between political influence, state power and private ownership; and the appearance of global counter-actors, enabled by the expansion of digital communication and networking technologies, and rooted into new participatory cultures, easily growing into mobile cultures of protest. The highlighted cases from Europe, Asia, Africa and North America reveal the roots of the pre-crisis processes of redistribution of capitals and power as an aspect of the transition from the consumerist past into the post-consumerist present, by tracing the slow growth of various social discontents, which have lead only few years later to unspeakable mobilization of new kind of self-conscious globally acting class. This edited volume brings together a broad range of interdisciplinary discussions and approaches, providing sociologists, cultural geographers, and urban planning academics and students an opportunity to explore the various social, cultural, economic and political factors leading to reappropriation and reimagination of the urban commons in the cities within which we live.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472453648 20171009
ProQuest Ebook Central Access limited to 1 user
viii, 237 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Chapter 1: Introduction: A New Paradigm for the Built Environment Chapter 2: Why Re-Green the Built Environment? Chapter 3: Ecological Design, Energy, & Waste Chapter 4: Land Conservation & Preservation Chapter 5: Auto-Alternative Transportation: A Catalyst for Greenspace Chapter 6: Roadways Chapter 7: Parking Surfaces Chapter 8: Buildings & Rooftops Chapter 9: Corridors Chapter 10: Alternative Sites Chapter 11: Implementing Green Infrastructure Chapter 12: Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138718791 20170919
Regreening the Built Environment examines the relationship between the built environment and nature and demonstrates how rethinking the role and design of infrastructure can environmentally, economically, and socially sustain the earth. In the past, infrastructure and green or park spaces have been regarded as two opposing factors and placed in conflict with one another through irresponsible patterns of development. This book attempts to change this paradigm and create a new notion that greenspace, parks, and infrastructure can indeed be one in the same. The case studies will demonstrate how existing "gray" infrastructure can be retrofitted with green infrastructure and low impact development techniques. It is quite plausible that a building can be designed that actually creates greenspace or generates energy; likewise, a roadway can be a park, an alley a wildlife corridor, a parking surface a garden. In addition to examining sustainability in the near future, the book also explores such alternatives in the distant and very distant future, questioning the notion of sustainability in the event of an earth-altering, cataclysmic disaster. The strategies presented in this book aim to stimulate discussions within the design profession and will be of great interest to students and practitioners of environmental studies, architecture, and urban design.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138718791 20170919
Green Library
xi, 337 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
1 online resource.
  • Ch0 Introduction: urban conundrums Simon Huston Part1: Visions Ch1: Smart urban planning Simon Huston, Arvy Jadevicus and Zafir Sahin Ch2 Green infrastructure Will Manley and Sophia Price Ch3 Food, waste and water - the urban paradox Richard Baines Ch4 Place and community consciousness Negin Minaei Part3: Institutions Ch5 Local innovation in emerging creative ecosystems Koray Velibeyoglou & Onur Mengi Ch6 Mega-project screening and management Reyhaneh Rahimzad, Simon Huston and Ali Parsa Ch7 Revitalisation and design in the tropics Marek Kozlowski and Yusnani Mohd Yusof Ch8 Construction firm competitiveness Puying Lee, Simon Huston and Ali Parsa Part 3: Mechanisms Ch9 Infrastructure-led Regeneration: Jaipur, India Anil Kashyap & Jim Berry Ch10 Universities, art and science and smart education Negin Minaei Ch11 Green corridors and watercourses Matthew Spencer Ch12 Greening Beijing Andreas Oberheitmann Ch13 Valuation systems: the case of Dubai Ebraheim Lahbash, Simon Huston and Ali Parsa Ch14 Retrofits and green building refurbishment Jonas Hahn Ch15 Affordable housing and private rented sector reform Peter Smith Ch16 Integrated preservation of archaeological heritage Nisa Semiz Ch17 Conclusion Simon Huston.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781317388425 20171017
The role of real estate in our cities is crucial to building sustainable and resilient urban futures. Smart Urban Regeneration brings together institutional, planning and real estate insights into an innovative regeneration framework for academics, students and property professionals. Starting by identifying key urban issues within the historical urban and planning backdrop, the book goes on to explore future visions, the role of institutions and key mechanisms for smart urban regeneration. Throughout the book, international case studies and discussion questions help to draw out global implications for urban stakeholders. Real estate professionals face a real challenge to build visionary developments which resonate locally yet mitigate climate change, curb sprawl and foster biodiversity. By avoiding the dangers of speculative excess on one side and complacency on the other, Smart Urban Regeneration shows how transformation aspirations can be achieved sustainably. Academics, students and professionals who are involved in real estate, urban planning, property investment, community development and sustainability will find this book an essential guide to smart urban regeneration investment.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781317388425 20171017
EBSCOhost Access limited to 3 simultaneous users
xix, 301 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Green Library
xxiii, 195 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • List of Figures List of Tables Preface Chapter 1 Cities of The Urban Now Chapter 2 Displacements Chapter 3 Capital and The Making of The Unequal City Chapter 4 The Urban Arena: Contesting The Unequal City Chapter 5 New People, New Cities Chapter 6 Revalorizing Space and Time Chapter 7 Big Urbanism Chapter 8 Marketing The City Chapter 9 New Urban Ecologies Chapter 10 Imaginaries of the Urban Future Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138280373 20170919
In recent years there has been intense scholarly and public interest in the changing nature of cities. Cities around the world have seen an increase in population and capital investments in land and building, a shift in central city populations as the poor are forced out, and a radical restructuring of urban space. The Unequal City tells the story of urban change and acts as a comprehensive guide to the Urban Now. A number of trends are examined including: the role of liquid capital; the resurgence of population; the construction of megaprojects and hosting of global megaevents; the role of the new rich; and the emergence of a new middle class. This book explores the reasons behind the displacement of the poor to the suburbs and beyond. Drawing upon case studies from around the world, readers are exposed to an examination of the urban projects that involve the reuse of older industrial spaces, the greening of the cities, and the securitization of the public spaces. This book draws on political economy, cultural and political analysis, and urban geography approaches in order to consider the multifaceted nature of the process and its global unfolding. It will be essential reading to those interested in urban studies, economic geography, urban economics, urban sociology, urban planning and globalization.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138280373 20170919
Green Library
xviii, 171 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • History and trends
  • Historic preservation
  • Urban design and city form in redevelopment
  • Transportation
  • Parks, open space, arts and culture
  • Environmental issues : brownfields
  • Revitalizing neighborhoods, housing and social equality
  • Real estate and capital markets
  • Megaprojects
  • The urban redevelopment process: puttiting it all together.
Green Library
xxv, 322 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction: Urban Visions, Challenges, and Outcomes: The Dynamic Face of Singapore's Urban Landscape-- Paradigms, Policies & Processes: The Early Years of Nation-Building: Reflections on Singapore's Urban History-- Economic Planning for Urban Growth and Prosperity-- Unpacking the Planner's Toolkit: The Theory and Practice of Singapore's Urban Planning Framework-- The Built Environment as a Sum of Parts: Methods and Models: Singapore's Integrated Systems Approach to Urban Development-- Housing: Policy-Making, Town Building, and Neighbourhood Planning-- Transportation: Mobility, Accessibility, and Connectivity-- Industry: Infrastructure and Land Use Planning for Economic Development, Enterprise, and Innovation-- Parks: From Garden City to City in a Garden-- Tourism: The City as Image, Experience, and Destination-- Urban Design: Place-Making and the Public Space Network-- Urban Complexities & Creative Solutions: Culture and Heritage: Locating and Retaining Connections with the Past in a Developmental City-State-- Society and Space: Planning for/with Urban Diversity in a Cosmopolitan City-- Urban Sustainability: Designing the City for High-Density Living and Environmental Sustainability-- Era of Globalization: Singapore's New Urban Economy and the Rise of a World Asian City-- Conversations & Perspectives: On the Future of Urban Planning and City-Making in Singapore--.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789814656467 20170123
50 Years of Urban Planning in Singapore is an accessible and comprehensive volume on Singapore's planning approach to urbanization. Organized into three parts, the first section of the volume, 'Paradigms, Policies, and Processes', provides an overview of the ideologies and strategies underpinning urban planning in Singapore; the second section, 'The Built Environment as a Sum of Parts', delves into the key land use sectors of Singapore's urban planning system; and the third section, 'Urban Complexities and Creative Solutions', examines the challenges and considerations of planning for the Singapore of tomorrow. The volume brings together the diverse perspectives of practitioners and academics in the professional and research fields of planning, architecture, urbanism, and city-making.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789814656467 20170123
Green Library
58 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
  • Introduction Ancrer la transition dans les territoires -- Le moment territorial -- Urbanisation, mondialisation, agglomération: le sacre de l'espace -- Un monde de territoires -- Les territoires, écosystèmes de la transition social-écologique -- Le nouvel âge de l'économie civile -- Innovation sociale, diversité institutionnelle et transition polycentrique -- Le bien-être territorial (prospérer) -- Des territoires résilients (endurer) -- Des territoires soutenables (perdurer) -- Transition social-écologique et justice territoriale -- Le péril des inégalités territoriales -- Inégalités de développement humain et inégalités environnementales -- Construire la justice territoriale.
"Cet ouvrage montre comment les territoires peuvent devenir le coeur de la nécessaire transition vers le bien-être, la résilience et la soutenabilité. L'auteur explore le "moment territorial" que nous vivons, qui résulte autant de la mondialisation que de l'urbanisation puis explique comment le territoire, entendu comme institution social-écologique, peut devenir l'écosystème par excellence de la transition. Mais ce moment territorial est lourd d'une menace : l'aggravation des inégalités sociales. C'est l'avertissement sérieux des scrutins récents au Royaume-Uni, aux États-Unis mais aussi en France : à ne plus vivre dans le même espace, on ne vit plus dans la même époque, à ne plus partager le même territoire, on ne partage plus la même cité. C'est pourquoi la question de la justice territoriale est indissociable de celle de la transition social-écologique. C'est à l'horizon de chaque territoire que la transition social-écologique doit être envisagée, mais c'est dans l'égalité des territoires qu'elle doit être menée à bien."--Page 4 of cover.
Green Library
388 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Siglen- und Abkürzungsverzeichnis
  • -- Der habsburgische Adel und die Religion : Vorwort zu einem wenig erforschten Thema / Katrin Keller, Petr Maťa und Martin Scheutz
  • -- Evangelische Kirchenordnungen für adelige Herrschaften in Böhmen und Mähren zwischen 1520 und 1620 / Josef Hrdlička
  • -- Katholische Adelige jenseits der Theiß : ein Beitrag zur ungarischen Adelsgeschichte zwischen 1550 und 1640 / István Fazekas
  • -- "Bella strada da confederarsi" : Stati, finanze, religione e lingua nella Dieta boema del 1615 / Alessandro Catalano
  • -- Ein vergessener Ausgleich in der Geschichte der Habsburgermonarchie des 17. Jahrhunderts : der ungarische Krönungsreichstag in Odenburg, Sopron, 1622 / Géza Pálffy
  • -- Familie und Fegefeuer : Jaroslav Borita von Martinitz (1583-1649) und seine Kinder als Förderer der Totenfürsorge im Böhmen des 17. Jahrhunderts / Petr Maťa
  • -- Piété, service du prince, écriture et finances : L'ascension des Putz von Adlersthurn, 1616-1700 / Marie-Elizabeth Ducreux
  • -- Religion : Loyalität : Ehre : "Ich-Konstruktionen" in der diplomatischen Korrespondenz des Alexander von Greiffenklau zu Vollrads, kaiserlicher Resident in Konstantinopel (1643-1648) / Arno Strohmeyer
  • -- Fromme Kavaliersreisen? Adelige aus den habsburgischen Erblanden als Rompilger in den Heiligen Jahren von 1650 bis 1750 / Elisabeth Garms-Cornides
  • -- Stoßgebete für adelige Stifter und Stifterfamilien in Herrschaftsspitälern : Auch ein Beitrag zur Konfessionalisierung / Martin Scheutz
  • -- "Alles zur größeren Ehre Gottes und Euer Hochfürstlichen Gnaden Lob" : Adelige Repräsentation im barocken Sakralraum / Friedrich Polleross
  • -- Formen der Spätkonfessionalisierung im Ungarn des 18. Jahrhunderts / András Forgó
  • -- Die Gräfin und der Mönch, oder : sind sich Maria Anna Pignatelli Althann und Bernhard Pez je begegnet? / Pia Wallnig und Thomas Wallnig
  • -- Bekehrungen zum Katholizismus im Maria-Theresianischen Zeitalter : Erwartungen und Realität / Olga Khavanova
  • -- Adelige Intoleranz : die antijüdische Aufnahmeordnung des niederösterreichischen Ritterstandes aus dem Jahr 1808 / William D. Godsey
  • -- Die "Fürsorge der Väter für ihr Geschlecht und den Glanz ihres Hauses" : Archiv, Bibliothek und Erinnerungskultur der Schaffgotsch in Schlesien vom Spätmittelalter bis zum 20. Jahrhundert / Joachim Bahlcke
  • Abbildungsverzeichnis
  • Verzeichnis der Adressen von Autorinnen und Autoren
  • Personenregister
  • Ortsregister.
Green Library
625 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Green Library
197 pages, xxiv pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (some color) ; 24 cm.
  • Villes d'Afrique, des provinces du monde ? -- Des villes d'Afrique pleinement inscrites -- Dans des circulations anciennes et à toutes les échelles -- Vers une histoire du cosmopolitisme urbain en Afrique et de ses représentations -- Les villes d'Afrique, carrefours depuis l'Antiquité ? -- Les villes d'Afrique à l'époque coloniale, des villes cosmopolites? -- Une diversité sous-estimée dans les images actuelles de la ville de l'époque coloniale -- Une géographie des villes cosmopolites : un "archipel cosmopolite africain" ? -- De l'usage du cosmopolitisme en géographie :définitions, interprétations et discussions -- Des citadins cosmopolites... -- ... à la définition de la ville cosmopolite -- "Cosmopolitisme" : de la séduction du mot -- L'intensification actuelle des circulations internationales : les villes d'Afrique "au carrefour du monde" -- L'étranger dans la ville en Afrique : visibilité, invisibilité -- Le constat de villes d'Afrique de plus en plus cosmopolites -- L'Afrique dans la mondialisation : les causes de l'intensification des migrations et des circulations internationales -- De la perception locale à l'étude scientifique de ces mobilités internationales à destination urbaine -- Conclusion : pour des études de l'archipel cosmopolite africain -- Modernités citadines en Afrique : formes, pratiques et représentations -- Une modernité urbaine "créolisée"? Essai de définition -- Des formes de "modernité hybride" (Morton, 2002) élaborées de longue date en ville -- Hybridité, métissage, interculturalité, créolisation? Du choix des mots -- Architectures : formes de modernité créolisée inscrites dans l'espace -- Musiques, pratiques langagières, alimentaires et vestimentaires : formes de modernité créolisée non spatialisées -- Les perceptions contrastées de cette modernité créolisée -- Des réactions de crispations identitaires -- Une instrumentalisation folklorique du cosmopolitisme ? -- Promotion touristique et marketing urbain -- Modernité créolisée, lieux de sociabilité cosmopolites et mobilités internationales dans les oeuvres artistiques -- La ville d'Afrique et la littérature -- Films, dessins, photographies, peintures, bandes dessinées et littérature de jeunesse : d'autres oeuvres mettant en scène la ville et des formes de modernités créolisées -- Les étrangers et les individus en circulation internationale dans les oeuvres d'art -- Conclusion : modernes aussi! -- Lieux de sociabilité et cosmopolitisme citadin -- Vies citadines, entre ici et ailleurs, entre ancrages et mobilités -- La ville sans lieux? Pour une géographie du local -- Quand la ville se défait : en Afrique aussi ? -- Pour une étude de la ville qui se fait et de ce qui fait la ville -- Du lieu de sociabilité urbain en Afrique -- Nouveaux lieux de sociabilité liés aux nouveaux cosmopolitismes -- L'impact de la mondialisation dans l'organisation spatiale des métropoles secondaires d'Afrique : l'émergence de nouvelles centralités -- Les nouveaux lieux de sociabilité à l'échelle micro-locale : identification et localisation -- Qui fréquente ces nouveaux lieux ? -- De la clientèle "ethnique" à l'adoption par les citadins locaux, essai de typologie des pratiques citadines -- Pratiques "ethniques" -- Pratiques créolisées
  • Pratiques internationales standardisées -- Qui fréquente ces lieux? Approche sociologique -- Nouveaux lieux génériques et anciens lieux de sociabilité urbaine : quels liens ? quelle place dans la vie des citadins ? -- Les lieux génériques, des "non-lieux" ? -- Créolisations actuelles de lieux anciens de sociabilité coloniale : la nostalgie mise en scène -- Les lieux d'origine coloniale du contact avec l'ailleurs : recompositions et recréations -- La gare et le Café de la Gare à Tananarive -- Nouveaux usages des salles de cinémas coloniales -- Les parcs zoologiques, lieux de sociabilité et d'évasion -- L'insertion urbaine des centres culturels étrangers -- La réaffectation de bâtiments coloniaux en musées et salles d'exposition -- "C'est chic, dêh !" : les lieux du paraître et de l'ostentation -- Lieux du cosmopolitisme et cosmopolitisme des lieux? -- Des représentations négatives de ces nouveaux lieux de sociabilité -- Quand la coprésence ne donne pas lieu à du cosmopolitisme : de la séparation spatiale -- Un "cosmopolitisme de circonstance" ? Mais aussi un désir d'ailleurs : pour un droit des citadins africains à la quête d'exotisme.
"Alors que les villes d'Afrique sont encore trop fréquemment considérées avec condescendance comme des territoires oubliés de la modernité, les sociétés citadines du continent participent à bien des égards à la vie du monde, que ce soit en termes d'accueil ou de circulation d'individus, d'idées ou d'objets. Bien loin de considérer ces villes comme des "provinces du monde", ce livre s'attache à en montrer le dynamisme, appréhendé à travers les migrations internationales qui conduisent des centaines de milliers de gens du monde entier à vivre ou à circuler en Afrique urbaine. Le livre s'intéresse au cosmopolitisme méconnu et pourtant ancien des villes d'Afrique au Sud du Sahara, processus ravivé dans le cadre de la mondialisation depuis les années 1990. De ces mobilités et échanges naissent des phénomènes de créolisation, qui se traduisent dans l'alimentation, l'architecture ou les oeuvres d'art. Des lieux de sociabilité se développent : certains sont directement inspirés de modèles internationaux standardisés, d'autres sont créolisés localement et investis par tous les citadins, d'autres encore sont prisés pour l'exotisme d'un décor colonial de nouveau à la mode. Les pratiques de sociabilité signalent un goût prononcé des habitants pour ces lieux cosmopolites, ce qui n'empêche pas des tensions identitaires de se manifester. Les citadins développent de nouveaux imaginaires et un nouvel exotisme, tournés vers l'ensemble du monde, qui témoignent de l'ouverture culturelle des sociétés urbaines."--Page 4 of cover.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
282 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm.
Green Library
xiv, 491 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
  • Preface
  • New troubles for American towns
  • The main street community
  • The small town policy domain
  • Community visioning and strategic thinking
  • Thinking about demographics
  • Community demographic tools
  • The American dream and social mobility
  • The heartland and the new global economy
  • Small towns as economic engines
  • Meltdown from Wall Street to main street
  • Housing policy and the American dream
  • Community and housing tools
  • Labor market dynamics
  • Employment and workforce analysis
  • Where the jobs are
  • Is your community competitive?
  • Main streets as commercial hubs
  • Where is the money?
  • Small city municipal service framework
  • Municipal services and fiscal stress
  • The small town budget process
  • Public debt financing
  • Comprehensive planning and fiscal policy
  • Rebooting community in the new economy.
Before the interstates, Main Street America was the small town's commercial spine and served as the linchpin for community social solidarity. Yet, during the past three decades, a series of economic downturns has left many of the great small cities barely viable. American Hometown Renewal is the first book to combine administrative, budgetary, and economic analysis to examine the economic and fiscal plight currently facing America's small towns. Featuring a blend of theory, applications, and case studies, it provides a comprehensive, single-source textbook covering the key issues facing small town officials in today's uncertain economy. Written by a former public manager, university professor, and consultant to numerous small towns in the Heartland, this book demonstrates the ways in which contemporary small towns throughout the nation are facing economic challenges brought about by the financial shocks that began in 2008. Each chapter explores a theme related to small town revival and provides a related tool or technique to enable small town officials to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. Encouraging local small town officials to look at the economic orbit of communities in a similar manner as a town's budget or a family's personal wealth, examining its specific competitive advantages in terms of relative assets to those of competing communities, this book provides the reader with step-by-step instructions on how to conduct an asset inventory and apply key asset tools to devise a strategy for overcoming the challenges and constraints imposed upon spatially-fixed communities. American Hometown Renewal is an essential primer for students studying city management, economic community development, and city planning, and will be a trusted handbook for city managers, geographers, city planners, urban or rural sociologists, political scientists, and regional microeconomists.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780765639318 20171106
Law Library (Crown)