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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
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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.
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xii, 130 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • 1. Introduction, 2. Constructing Global Amman, 3. Negotiating Identity in Contemporary Megaprojects, 4. Findings and Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138679078 20170418
Gulf capital flows to Amman, Jordan, in the early twenty-first century and the investment of this capital in large-scale urban developments have significantly transformed the city's built environment. Therefore, to understand urban transformation in Amman during this period it is important to analyze it against the backdrop of Gulf capital and its integration into Jordan's economy and the integration of both the country's economy and Gulf capital into the global capitalist economy. This book analyzes three cases of megaprojects planned for the city in the early twenty-first century: The New Downtown (Abdali), Jordan Gate, and Sanaya Amman. Drawing upon theories on urban development and capitalism, identity, and discourse, and urban development processes and cases in other cities, the book investigates how contemporary megaprojects in Amman fit into the capitalist economy and its modes of production, how capital flows construct a modern image of the city, and how the new image and megaprojects represent the city residents as modern and create Amman as a global city. This book presents a new approach to the study of the urban built environment in Amman, providing a valuable interdisciplinary contribution to the scholarly work on globalizing cities, especially in the Middle East.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138679078 20170418
Green Library
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xiv, 208 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Foreword (Graeme Gilloch), Preface, Introduction: Specters of the City and the Task of Critique, Part I: Phantasmagoria, Modernity, and the City, 1. Urban Modernity and the Politics of Historical Memory, 2. Specters and Fetishism, 3. Phantasmagoria and Gesamtkunstwerk, Excursus I: The Specters of Baron Haussmann, Part II: Media, Technology, and Modern Experience, 4. Walter Benjamin and Media Theory, 5. From Aisthesis to Anaesthetics, 6. Poverty of Experience and the Architecture of City, Part III: Spectacle and Phantasmagoria, 7. The Ghosts of Guy Debord, 8. Spectacle Critique and Architectural Theory, 9. From Spectacle to Phantasmagoria, Excursus II: The Architecture of Phantasmagoria, Part IV: The Architecture of Phantasmagoria and the Contemporary City, 10. Virtual Technology, Apparatus, and Anaesthetics, 11. The Phantoms of Architectural Theory, 12. The City as Phantasmagoria of the World Interior, Epilogue: Specters of the city and the Critique of Ideology, Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138900776 20170213
In a time of mass-mediated modernity, the city becomes, almost by definition, a constitutively 'mediated' city. Today, more than ever before, the omnipresence of media in every sphere of culture is creating a new urban ontology, saturating, fracturing, and exacerbating the manifold experience of city life. The authors describe this condition as one of 'hyper-mediation' - a qualitatively new phase in the city's historical evolution. The concept of phantasmagoria has pride of place in their study; using it as an all-embracing explanatory framework, they explore its meanings as a critical category to understand the culture, and the architecture, of the contemporary city. Andreotti and Lahiji argue that any account of architecture that does not include understanding the role and function of media and its impact on the city in the present 'tele-technological-capitalist' society is fundamentally flawed and incomplete. Their approach moves from Walter Benjamin, through the concepts of phantasmagoria and of media - as theorized also by Theodor Adorno, Siegfried Kracauer, and a new generation of contemporary critics - towards a new socio-critical and aesthetic analysis of the mediated space of the contemporary city.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138900776 20170213
Green Library
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387 pages : illustrations, maps, charts ; 24 cm
  • Préface / Peter Clark -- Introduction -- Les faubourgs de la modernité, terrae incognitae -- Des réflexions déjà affinées sur le sujet pour d'autres périodes et dans d'autres disciplines -- De la légitimité d'un cadre spatio-temporel d'étude élargi -- Les spécificités sociales et spatiales de territoires en marge de la ville -- L'identification des faubourgs : origines et espace vécu -- Le bas Moyen Âge, pouponnière de la plupart des faubourgs modernes -- De la nécessaire existence des faubourgs : un espace de relégation urbaine plus qu'une réserve foncière -- Les faubourgs modernes, créateurs de nouvelles polarités -- À partir du XVIIIe siècle : des faubourgs parfois planifiés -- Le regard des contemporains : voyageurs et géographes -- Les marqueurs de la profonde hétérogénéité faubourienne -- Des espaces de taille très variable -- La diversité des niveaux de vie et des privilèges -- Des profils socio-économiques très différents selon les faubourgs -- Morphologies spatiales et faciès architectural des faubourgs -- Un modèle morphologique dominant, mais pas exclusif -- La permanence de la trame viaire, forme de rémanence du tissu urbain -- Un faciès architectural des faubourgs difficile à déterminer -- Les faubourgs dans l'espace : les différentes relations avec la ville et les espaces environnants -- Entre rejet et intégration : panorama des différences de statut entre faubouriens et urbains -- Une association fréquente des faubouriens à l'organisation et à la sociabilité urbaines -- Le baptême comme révélateur de liens sociaux -- Élites des villes et des faubourgs : deux mondes qui semblent s'ignorer -- Les migrations entre la ville et les faubourgs -- L'énigme des migrations pendulaires -- De la possibilité de s'installer en ville depuis le faubourg -- Quand la ville va au faubourg : les différents usages d'un espace proche de l'urbs -- Des urbains à l'assaut des faubourgs au XVIIIe siècle -- Vivre sans la ville ou contre elle : vers une conscience collective entre faubourgs -- La population dans les faubourgs -- Des structures socio-démographiques faubouriennes souvent originales -- Domesticité et faubourgs -- Taille des ménages dans la ville et les faubourgs -- Approches de la structure par âge dans les faubourgs -- La place des femmes dans les faubourgs -- Deux révélateurs démographiques de possibilités de marginalisation sociale : le poids important des veuves et des naissances illégitimes -- Les rythmes démographiques faubouriens -- Des rythmes de croissance et de décroissance démographiques globalement synchroniques entre villes et faubourgs -- Les populations des faubourgs face aux graves crises démographiques urbaines : l'analyse du cas lyonnais (milieu du XVIIe-milieu du XVIIIe siècle) -- Des rythmes mensuels rurbains -- L'immigration dans les faubourgs, ou l'étude d'un critère d'urbanité dans les espaces suburbains -- Des faubourgs parfois autant ouverts à l'immigration que les villes -- Des immigrés de proximité dans les faubourgs -- En quête d'une géographie de l'immigration dans les faubourgs -- L'émergence de quelques certitudes -- Sept raisons qui conditionnaient le développement des faubourgs -- Des perspectives de recherches largement ouvertes -- Postface /
  • Olivier Zeller.
"Précisément étudiés par les historiens du Moyen Âge et de la période contemporaine, les faubourgs demeurent assez méconnus à la période moderne : il s'agit ici de la première étude d'ampleur consacrée aux espaces suburbains de la modernité. Situés en dehors des limites de la ville, matérialisées le plus souvent par des fortifications ou des promenades, les faubourgs apparaissent pourtant essentiels au développement urbain. Loin de constituer des aires de relégation, ils étaient à l'époque moderne le lieu d'une réelle dynamique, concurrençant parfois les villes. À l'aide de nombreux fonds d'arc, l'auteur se penche sur les rapports complexes entre la ville, les faubourgs et les campagnes, dégageant peu à peu la spécificité et la diversité de ces territoires en marge. Par la variété des sources mobilisées et des approches adoptées (la démographie, les migrations, les secteurs économiques, les catégories socioprofessionnelles des faubouriens ou encore l'architecture), l'ouvrage déploie une fine analyse de ces espaces en mouvement constant, illustrant l'intérêt qu'ils présentent pour les recherches actuelles, dans une perspective tant historique que sociale."--Page 4 of cover.
Green Library
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xviii, 149 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Introduction 2. Class Analysis in Comparative Perspective 3. Social Identity of the Middle Class 4. Between the State and the Market 5. Middle Class Attitude towards Socio-Political Affairs 6. Nationalism among the Middle Class 7. Viewing Those Below: The Marginalised Social Groups 8. Being Middle Class in the Middle Kingdom.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138187689 20170327
Many studies of the Chinese middle class focus on defining it and viewing its significance for economic development and its potential for sociopolitical modernisation. This book goes beyond such objective approaches and considers middle class people's subjective understanding and diverse experiences of class. Based on extensive original research including social surveys and detailed interviews, the book explores who the middle class think they are, what they think about a wide range of socioeconomic and sociopolitical issues, and why they think as they do. It examines attitudes towards the welfare state, social inequality, nationalism, relations with foreign countries and opinions on many social controversies, thereby portraying middle class people as more than simply luxury consumers and potential agents of democracy. The book concludes that a clear class identity and political consciousness have yet to emerge, but that middle class attitudes are best characterised as searching for a balance between old and new, the traditional and the foreign, the principled and the pragmatic.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138187689 20170327
Green Library
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184 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
  • Vorwort von Mag : Christine Oppitz-Plörer : Menschen brauchen Wohnraum : damals wie heute
  • Vorwort der Herausgeberinnen
  • Eine Annäherung aus der Luft
  • Ein Vorstadtjunge aus der Via Andechs : Essay von Helmut Groschup
  • Die 1930er Jahre in der Bocksiedlung : ein Interview mit Frau Holl
  • Der Schulweg durch die Bocksiedlung : ein Interview mit Rudolf Heiss
  • Über das Aufwachsen in der Bocksiedlung : ein Interview mit Hilde U.
  • Von bellenden Hunden und vom Verschwinden der Katze : ein Interview mit Toni U.
  • "Als man auf dem Flugplatzgelände noch Fußballspielen konnte" : ein Interview mit Winfried Carrer
  • Von den letzten Abbrucharbeiten in der Bocksiedlung : aus der Sicht von Josef Ackermann
  • "Erst am Dodlbichl konnten wir die schönen Schuhe mit den dünnen Absätzchen tragen" : E. B. und Ruth Margreiter im Gespräch
  • "Von einem Gespräch, bei dem sicher mehr als ein Schnaps getrunken wurde" : ein Interview mit Klaus Lugger
  • Erinnerungen eines Innsbrucker Bürgermeisters : ein Interview mit Romuald Niescher
  • Das Häuschen, in dem wir wohnten : Kindheitserinnerungen an die Bocksiedlung : ein Interview mit Helli Mühlmann
  • Eine zusammenklappbare Pappkartonschachtel auf Rädern : ein Interview mit Hans Richter
  • Erinnerungen an Onkel Friedrich : ein Text von Johann Holzknecht
  • Vom Wohnwagen, der zur Entstehung der Bocksiedlung führte : Maria und Emanuel Heger im Gespräch
  • "Das Aufwachsen in dieser Gegend war für uns Kinder paradiesisch" : Gerhard und Martin Granig, Sigrid und Manfred Montagnolli im Gespräch
  • "Die 'Bockeler' waren nicht der einzige Clan" : ein Interview mit Walter Egger
  • Unsere Gemüsegärtnerei in der Reichenau : ein Interview mit Nicolina Mintscheff
  • Vom Leben am Rand : die Innsbrucker Bocksiedlung aus historischer Sicht : von Andrea Sommerauer
  • Streifzug durch die Bocksiedlung : ein Fotoessay : von Günter Richard Wett
  • "Kleinkinder und Ratten in elenden Wohnräumen" : ein kurzer Blick in die sogenannte Bocksiedlung im Spiegel der Zeitungen : von Lukas Morscher
  • "Der perfekte Dschungel für einen Sechsjährigen" : Streifzüge nahe der Siedlung : Essay von Walter Groschup
  • Glossar
  • Bildnachweis
  • Danksagung
  • AutorInnenverzeichnis.
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229 pages : illustrations, charts ; 24 cm
  • Le débat d'idées sur l'existence de la bourgeoisie -- Les critères internes définissant les différentes bourgeoisies -- Les principaux traits d'appartenance à la bourgeoisie -- Le classement socioprofessionnel et les subdivisions de la bourgeoisie -- Le poids de la bourgeoisie en milieu urbain et en milieu rural -- Le poids de la bourgeoisie en Martinique en milieu urbain -- Le poids indéniable de la bourgeoisie rurale -- La composition des patrimoines bourgeois -- Quatre sources de l'approche du patrimoine -- La diversité des apports -- Patrimoines bourgeois dans les contrats de mariage -- L'habitat bourgeois en milieu urbain -- Mixité ou ségrégation résidentielle ? -- Propriétaire ou locataire de son lieu d'habitation -- La maison bourgeoise : les matériaux de construction et les types d'habitations -- L'intimité de la maison bourgeoise -- L'habitat bourgeois à la campagne -- L'investissement bourgeois en milieu rural -- La maison bourgeoise en milieu rural : matériaux de construction et agencement -- Le confort de la maison bourgeoise à la campagne -- La famille bourgeoise martiniquaise -- Un mariage de raison plus que d'inclination ? -- Familles bourgeoises, constitution de sociabilités professionnelles et de parentés -- La solidité des liens familiaux -- L'éducation et la formation du bourgeois -- Les différents niveaux d'instruction -- La maîtrise des savoirs de base : la pratique de la lecture, de l'écriture et du calcul -- Des exemples de parcours éducatifs réussis au sein de la bourgeoisie de couleur : Janvier Liftée et les frères Clavier -- L'instruction des milieux bourgeois progresse : l'accession à un enseignement universitaire en France et la croissance du nombre de médecins originaires de l'île -- Le train de vie du bourgeois -- La possession d'un cellier : une dépense de la grande bourgeoisie -- Vêtements et bijoux : sobriété ou art du paraître ? -- La religion et la culture du bourgeois -- La bourgeoisie martiniquaise : ferveur ou désaffection religieuse ? -- La culture du bourgeois : un rôle à minima du livre, de la peinture et des arts ?
"Peut-on parler de bourgeoisie en Martinique entre 1802 et 1852 ? Quelles sont les différentes caractéristiques de cette catégorie sociale en Martinique qui s'impose dans le jeu politique et économique de la colonie depuis le XVIIIe siècle ? Ainsi que l'a signalé l'un des travaux de nos prédécesseurs, "la bourgeoisie constitue les fondements de la société du XIXe siècle et affirme le triomphe des valeurs qui perdurent encore aujourd'hui". L'ouvrage tente de dresser un tableau représentatif de cette population aux multiples facettes et en constante évolution au XIXe siècle. Grâce à l'abord du grand propriétaire d'habitation sucrerie, du négociant, du marchand, de l'artisan tenant boutique, du propriétaire de maisons et d'esclaves, du rentier, du "sans profession" et de ceux et celles qui n'avaient pas de profession dans les minutes, fut défini la notion de bourgeoisie qui se veut urbaine et rurale. Cette "classe moyenne" existe en dépit des formes plurielles qu'elle peut prendre. Instruction, éducation, formes de sociabilité, représentations, valeurs, mode et cadre de vie, mis en lumière, ont permis de brosser l'ébauche du portrait des bourgeois en Martinique dans la première moitié du XIXe siècle et de mieux appréhender la société coloniale."--Page 4 of cover.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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320 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction: Nothing (but Flowers) Chapter 1: Papa Was a Rolling Stone Chapter 2: Feed Me (Seymour) Chapter 3: What ' s New Pussycat? Chapter 4: Revolution Chapter 5: Power of Equality Chapter 6: Oops Upside Your Head Chapter 7: Under My Thumb Chapter 8: War! What Is It Good For? Chapter 9: Under Pressure Chapter 10: Bring Out Your Dead Chapter 11: Tainted Love Chapter 12: Take This Job and Shove It Chapter 13: Panic ... Conclusion: Karma Police Acknowledgements: Some of My Friends Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472922946 20170410
Imagine you are a hunter-gatherer some 15,000 years ago. You've got a choice - carry on foraging, or plant a few seeds and move to one of those new-fangled settlements down the valley. What you won't know is that urban life is short and riddled with dozens of new diseases; your children will be shorter and sicklier than you are, they'll be plagued with gum disease, and stand a decent chance of a violent death at the point of a spear. Why would anyone choose this? This is one of the many intriguing questions tackled by Brenna Hassett in Built on Bones. Using research on skeletal remains from around the world, this book explores the history of humanity's experiment with the metropolis, and looks at why our ancestors chose city life, and why they have largely stuck to it. It explains the diseases, the deaths and the many other misadventures that we have unwittingly unleashed upon ourselves throughout the metropolitan past, and as the world becomes increasingly urbanised, what we can look forward to in the future. Telling the tale of shifts in human growth and health that have occurred as we transitioned from a mobile to a largely settled species. Built on Bones offers an accessible insight into a critical but relatively unheralded aspect of the human story: our recent evolution.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472922946 20170410
Green Library
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xx, 317 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Foreword (Blair Ruble), 1. History and Typology of Capital Cities, 2. Capital Cities Relocation Experience, 3. Capital City Relocations in World Regions, 4. Strategies of Capital City Relocations and their Critics, 5. Methods of Analysis and the Criteria of Effective Capital Cities, Conclusions.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138837775 20170130
The issue of capital city relocation is a topic of debate for more than forty countries across the world. In this first book to discuss the issue, Vadim Rossman offers an in-depth analysis of the subject, highlighting the global trends and the key factors that motivate different countries to consider such projects, analyzing the outcomes and drawing lessons from recent capital city transfers worldwide for governments and policy-makers. Capital Cities studies the approaches and the methodologies that inform such decisions and debates. Special attention is given to the study of the universal patterns of relocation and patterns specific to particular continents and mega-regions and particular political regimes. The study emphasizes the role of capital city transfers in the context of nation- and state-building and offers a new framework for thinking about capital cities, identifying six strategies that drive these decisions, representing the economic, political, geographic, cultural and security considerations. Confronting the popular hyper-critical attitudes towards new designed capital cities, Vadim Rossman shows the complex motives that underlie the proposals and the important role that new capitals might play in conflict resolution in the context of ethnic, religious and regional rivalries and federalist transformations of the state, and is seeking to identify the success and failure factors and more efficient implementation strategies. Drawing upon the insights from spatial economics, comparative federalist studies, urban planning and architectural criticism, the book also traces the evolution of the concept of the capital city, showing that the design, iconography and the location of the capital city play a critical role in the success and the viability of the state.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138837775 20170130
Green Library

11. The caste struggle [2008]

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1 streaming video file (52 min.) : digital, sound, color
How can a society built entirely around the principle of inequality become democratic? India has implemented a policy of affirmative action for the members of the lower or 'untouchable' caste, who represent more than half of the population: those who meet the policy's requirements will be employed as civil servants. This film documents the results of this controversial policy, a legislative attempt to bring social and political change to India.
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xvi, 278 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction ZHONG Yongnian, ZHAO Litao, and Sarah Y TONG Part I Development Policies and Industrial Development 1. Urbanization as a new engine for future growth Shantong Li, Jianwu He, Sanmang Wu, Huanxiang Li, and Fujia Li 2. Urbanization and urban-rural consumption divide Li Chunling Part II Social development in China's urbanization 3. Making housing affordable in an urbanizing China Li Bingqin, 4. Re-assessing informal migration and urbanization in China Zhao Min and Chen Chen 5. Social programs for urban working class in China: unemployment insurance and minimum livelihood guarantee scheme Qian Jiwei Part III Land and rural development 6. The issue of land in China's transition and urbanization Tao Ran 7. Urbanization and emerging urban land use patterns Ding Chengri and Yi Niu 8. Rural land consolidation in China Zhong Sheng, 9. Rural migration and rural development Zhang Li, Li Wei, and Cu Su 10. Why is a free and competitive land market indispensable for China to resolve the rural-urban duality through endogenous urbanization? James G Wen Part IV Urban planning and governance 11. Assessing China's Shantytown regeneration program ZHOU Zhihua 12. Exploring the vision and strategy of intelligent cities in China Xu Qingrui, Wu Zhiyan, and Siyu Liu 13. Awakening environment consciousness challenging municipal governance Chen Gang.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138943315 20170306
China's extraordinary economic boom since the late 1970s has been accompanied by massive urbanization, with the proportion of the population living in cities rising from 18% in 1978 to 54% in 2014. Currently the Chinese government has amongst its objectives the target to increase this to 60% by 2020, and also to improve the quality of China's cities. This book examines a wide range of issues connected to China's urbanization. It considers the many problems which have come with rapid urbanization, including urban housing problems, difficulties affecting rural migrants in urban areas, and a lack of social protection. It examines areas of current reform, including land reform, shanty town renewal and moves to address environmental problems. It explores governance issues, and throughout assesses how urbanization in China is likely to develop in future.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138943315 20170306
Green Library
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xv, 275 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Contents List of figures and tables Preface List of contributors * Cities and Solidarities. Urban Communities in Medieval and Early Modern Europe Justin Colson and Arie van Steensel * Making the citizen, building the citizenry. Family and citizenship in fifteenth-century Barcelona Carolina Obradors-Suazo * Gladman's procession and communal identity in Norwich, 1425-1452 Derek M. Crosby * Mapping urban communities. A comparative topography of neighbourhoods in Bologna and Strasbourg in the late Middle Ages Colin Arnaud * Conflict, community, and the law. Guarantors and social networks in dispute resolution in early modern Saxony John Jordan * The poor of medieval Zagreb between solidarity, marginalisation and integration Suzana Miljan and Bruno Skreblin * Poor boxes, guild ethic and urban community building in Brabant, c. 1250-1600 Hadewijch Masure * Who's who in late medieval Brussels? Bram Vannieuwenhuyze * A cursus for craftsmen? Career-cycles of the Worsted Weavers of late-medieval Norwich Dana Durkee * Wage labour, wealth, and the power of a database. Unlocking communities of work outside urban guilds in Newcastle upon Tyne Andy Burn * Urban communities and their burghers in the Kingdom of Hungary (1750-1850). The possibilities databases offer for historical analysis Arpad Toth, Gabor Czoch and Istvan Nemeth * Speech and sociability. The regulation of language in the livery companies of early modern London Jennifer Bishop * The physician's marzipan. Communities at their intersections in Basel around 1600 Sarah-Maria Schober *'Scientific' instruments and networks of craft and commerce in early modern London Alexi Baker Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138943612 20170403
Cities and Solidarities charts the ways in which the study of individuals and places can revitalise our understanding of urban communities as dynamic interconnections of solidarities in medieval and early modern Europe. This volume sheds new light on the socio-economic conditions, the formal and informal institutions, and the strategies of individual town dwellers that explain the similarities and differences in the organisation and functioning of urban communities in pre-modern Europe. It considers how communities within cities and towns are constructed and reconstructed, how interactions amongst members of differing groups created social and economic institutions, and how urban communities reflected a sense of social cohesion. In answering these questions, the contributions combine theoretical frameworks with new digital methodologies in order to provoke further discussion into the fundamental nature of urban society in this key period of change. The essays in this collection demonstrate the complexities of urban societies in pre-modern Europe, and will make fascinating reading for students and scholars of medieval and early modern urban history.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138943612 20170403
Green Library
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xxii, 187 pages : illustration ; 24 cm.
  • - Chapter 1_Introduction- Chapter 2_Territorial governance and regulation in Europe- Chapter 3_Europeanisation: concepts and agendas for research- Chapter 4_Mechanisms and modes of Europeanisation- Chapter 5_Research design and methodological issues- Chapter 6_ Europeanisation via Modes of Ideation. The Covenant of Mayors programmes for Energy saving and renewal- Chapter 7_ Europeanisation via Modes of Regulation. Waste management and the case of the EU Packaging Waste Directive- Chapter 8_Europeanisation via Modes of Coordination. Ambient air quality control and the case of the EU Directive 1999/30- Chapter 9_Europeanisation via Modes of Distribution. Structural policy and the case of the community initiative URBAN II - Chapter10_Implications for Theory- Chapter 11_Europeanisation for all?
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This volume examines European Union policy instruments affecting the urban domain through the lens of Europeanisation. Instead of looking at EU instruments that are formally consecrated to cities, theoretical public policy analysis explores the arenas and causal mechanisms that structure the encounter between the EU and urban governance. The core variables that explain change concern the status of actors' preferences and the payoffs from Europeanisation. Their combination creates a four-dimensional space. We can therefore develop a typology for the modes of Europeanisation that chimes with current theorisations on the EU modes of governance. Dossi considers four modes of Europeanisation, which are analysed to grasp the essence of EU instruments and initiatives. The eventual Europeanisation of urban systems depends on the nature of strategic interaction, not on the legal 'tools' designated explicitly for cities.
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x, 213 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Introduction 1. Emergences 2. Extensions 3. Continuities 4. Diffusions 5. Variations Conclusion: Living in the age of ambivalence.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780745689661 20170321
In what ways are cities central to the evolution of contemporary global capitalism? And in what ways is global capitalism forged by the urban experience? This book provides a response to these questions, exploring the multifaceted dimensions of the city-capitalism nexus. Drawing on a wide range of conceptual approaches, including political economy, neo-institutionalism and radical political theory, this insightful book examines the complex relationships between contemporary capitalist cities and key forces of our times, such as globalization and neoliberalism. Taking a truly global perspective, Ugo Rossi offers a comparative analysis of the ways in which urban economies and societies reflect and at the same time act as engines of global capitalism. Ultimately, this book shows how over the past three decades capitalism has shifted a gear no longer merely incorporating key aspects of society into its system, but encompassing everything, including life itself and illustrates how cities play a central role within this life-oriented construction of global capitalism.
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xi, 198 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Chapter 1. Multiple times of the city Part One: Instrumental temporality Chapter 2. Regulating change, reifying time Chapter 3. Accelerated beats of global time Part Two: Existential temporality Chapter 4. Temporality, memory and identity Chapter 5. Nature, time and anxiety Part Three: Experimental temporality Chapter 6. Events and prospects Chapter 7. Cities in time References Index.
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From street-markets and pop-up shops to art installations and Olympic parks, the temporary use of urban space is a growing international trend in architecture and urban design. Partly a response to economic and ecological crisis, it also claims to offer a critique of the status quo and an innovative way forward for the urban future. Cities in Time aims to explore and understand the phenomenon, offering a first critical and theoretical evaluation of temporary urbanism and its implications for the present and future of our cities. The book argues that temporary urbanism needs to be understood within the broader context of how different concepts of time are embedded in the city. In any urban place, multiple, discordant and diverse timeframes are at play - and the chapters here explore these different conceptions of temporality, their causes and their effects. Themes explored include how institutionalised time regulates everyday urban life, how technological and economic changes have accelerated the city's rhythms, our existential and personal senses of time, concepts of memory and identity, virtual spaces, ephemerality and permanence.
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xi, 161 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • List of Figures Acknowledgements Introduction * Social Control through Spatial Segregation: Urban Planning under the Franco Regime * Internal Migration in a Post-Civil War Society: from the Countryside to the City in a Search of Better Life * Appropriating Urban Space: Constructing a Chabola and Forming a Community * Becoming Visible: Neighborhood Associations under the Franco Regime * Alternative Visions of Democracy: Urban Space and the Spanish Transition Conclusion: Some Thoughts on Civic Participation, the Production of Urban Space and the Meaning of the Right to the City Bibliography Index.
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The present book analyzes the relationship between internal migration, urbanization and democratization in Spain during the period of General Francisco Franco's dictatorship (1939-1975) and Spain's transition to democracy (1975-1982). Specifically, the book explores the production and management of urban space as one form of political and social repression under the dictatorship, and the threat posed to the official urban planning regimes by the phenomenon of mass squatting (chabolismo). The growing body of recent literature that analyzes the role of neighborhood associations within Spain's transition to democracy, points to the importance and radicalism of associations that formed within squatters' settlements such as Orcasitas in Madrid, Otxarkoaga in Bilbao or Somorrostro and el Camp de la Bota in Barcelona. However, relatively little is known about the formation of community life in these neighborhoods during the 1950s, and about the ways in which the struggle to control and fashion urban space prior to Spain's transition to democracy generated specific notions of democratic citizenship amongst populations lacking in prior coherent ideological commitment.
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136 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
  • 1. Introduction: Class-Why and How? 1.1. From Singapore to Sweden 1.2. The world after die Wende 1.3. Class-some fundamental distinctions 1.4. Class is dead, long live class 1.5. Feminist critiques 1.6. The cultural turn 1.7. The purpose of this books References 2. Construction: The Grand Narrative of Class 2.1. The etymology of class 2.2. Class as conflict 2.3. Who were Marx and Engels? 2.4. The development of capitalist society 2.5. Historical materialism 2.6. Marxism after Marx 2.7. Class as situation 2.8. Who was Weber? 2.9. Class types 2.10. Class rather than status 2.11. Weberianism after Weber 2.12. Class and hegemony 2.13. Class and structuralism 2.14. Class just happens 2.15. Quantifying class 2.16. Feminist critiques of Marxism 2.17. Engels and Marxist feminism 2.18. Socialist radical feminism 2.19. Anti-racist class analysis and class critiques 2.20. The Birmingham School 2.21. The whiteness of the working class Summary References 3. Deconstruction: The Class Narrative Dismantled 3.1. Postmodern life 3.2. A postmodern working class 3.3. Postmodern critiques from the left or the right? 3.4. Jean-Francois Lyotard and postmodernism as narrative critique 3.5. Jean Baudrillard and the end of society and politics 3.6. Zygmunt Bauman and postmodernism as a state of mind 3.7. Once upon a time classes existed, and they mattered ... 3.8. Beyond left and right? Summary References 4. Reconstruction: New Narratives About Class 4.1. Who were the workers? 4.2. The languages of class 4.3. Gareth Stedman Jones and the challenges of working-class history 4.4. Joan W. Scott and post-structuralist feminism 4.5. Patrick Joyce, postmodernism, and the crisis of social history 4.6. Post-Marxism 4.7. Class positions and forms of capital 4.8. Pierre Bourdieu's theory of class 4.9. Beverley Skeggs's feminist analysis of Bourdieu Summary References 5 Conclusions: Class Analysis, Past and Future 5.1. Class as classification, or, where to start 5.2. Class, a question of recognition and redistribution References Appendix: Dictionary definitions of class Index.
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There is hardly any discussion of class that does not in some way relate to the theories of Marx and Weber. So profound was the impact of their ideas, that their writings are often perceived as the only original and most reliable interpretations of class society. But Marx and Weber were neither the first, nor last, to talk about class and they did so based on the specific conditions prevalent in their own communities. 'Class' explains this complex field using cultural, sociological and feminist perspectives. It deepens our understanding of the problems of class and uses illuminating examples from media, popular culture and literature that explain current class analysis. 'Class' is an 'elegant, lucid comprehensive introduction' that broadens our understanding of the concept and the immense power that it exerts by way of in- and exclusions.
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242 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction Chapter 1. Chronotopes of Hope Chapter 2. Genoa's Magic Circle Chapter 3. Gentrification Without Teleologies Chapter 4. Cultural Bricoleuses Chapter 5. Touring the Hidden City Chapter 6. Utopia with No Guarantees Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index Acknowledgments.
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In the 1970s, the city of Genoa in northern Italy was suffering the economic decline and the despondency common to industrial centers of the Western world at that time. Deindustrialization made Genoa a bleak, dangerous, angry city, where the unemployment rate rose alongside increasing political violence and crime and led to a massive population loss as residents fled to find jobs and a safer life elsewhere. But by the 1990s a revitalization was under way. Many Genoese came to believe their city was poised for a renaissance as a cultural tourism destination and again began to appreciate the sensory, aesthetic, and cultural facets of Genoa, refining practices of a cultured urbanity that had long been missing. Some of those people-educated, middle class-seeking to escape intellectual unemployment, transformed urbanity into a source of income, becoming purveyors of symbolic goods and cultural services, as walking tour guides, street antiques dealers, artisans, festival organizers, small business owners, and more, thereby burnishing Genoa's image as a city of culture and contributing to its continued revival. Based on more than a decade of ethnographic research, Creative Urbanity argues for an understanding of contemporary cities through an analysis of urban life that refuses the prevailing scholarly condemnation of urban lifestyles and consumption, even as it casts a fresh light on a social group often neglected by anthropologists. The creative urbanites profiled by Emanuela Guano are members of a struggling middle class who, unwilling or unable to leave Genoa, are attempting to come to terms with the loss of stable white-collar jobs that accompanied the economic and demographic crisis that began in the 1970s by finding creative ways to make do with whatever they have.
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xv, 215 pages ; 23 cm
  • Translator's Introduction ix Acknowledgments xvii Introduction. The Becoming Black of the World 1 1. The Subject of Race 10 2. The Well of Fantasies 38 3. Difference and Self-Determination 78 4. The Little Secret 103 5. Requiem for the Slave 129 6. The Clinic of the Subject 131 Epilogue. There Is Only One World 179 Notes 185 Index 209.
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In Critique of Black Reason eminent critic Achille Mbembe offers a capacious genealogy of the category of Blackness-from the Atlantic slave trade to the present-to critically reevaluate history, racism, and the future of humanity. Mbembe teases out the intellectual consequences of the reality that Europe is no longer the world's center of gravity while mapping the relations among colonialism, slavery, and contemporary financial and extractive capital. Tracing the conjunction of Blackness with the biological fiction of race, he theorizes Black reason as the collection of discourses and practices that equated Blackness with the nonhuman in order to uphold forms of oppression. Mbembe powerfully argues that this equation of Blackness with the nonhuman will serve as the template for all new forms of exclusion. With Critique of Black Reason, Mbembe offers nothing less than a map of the world as it has been constituted through colonialism and racial thinking while providing the first glimpses of a more just future.
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