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Title Diversity and Local Contexts : Urban Space, Borders, and Migration / Jerome Krase, Zdenek Uherek, Editors.
Imprint Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017]

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Series Palgrave studies in urban anthropology
Palgrave studies in urban anthropology.
Subject Lannova vila (Prague, Czech Republic)
Urban anthropology -- Congresses.
Alt Name Krase, Jerome,
Uherek, Zdenek,
Diversity and Local Contexts (2012 : Prague)
Description 1 online resource.
Contents Diversity and Local Contexts; Acknowledgements; Contents; List of Contributors; 1 Introduction; References; 2 Changing Urban Landscape in Albania; Tirana: A Capital City between 'Urban Sprawl' and 'Compact City'; The Communist Anti-urban Policy and Its Legacy; Overcoming Dividing Lines: Access to the Blloku and to Urban Public Space; In Search of a Better Life: Informal Urbanization in the Tirana-Durres Region; New Paths Towards Legalization, Urbanization and Integration; Conclusions: Good Governance, Cities and Urban Life; Notes; References.
3 Post-Socialist Europe and Its "Constitutive Outside": Ethnographic Resemblances for a Comparative Research AgendaIntroduction; From Forced Inclusion to Forced Exclusion across the East-West Divide; Post-Socialist Cluj, Romania; Post-Socialist Florence, Italy; Conclusion: Towards a Comparative Ethnography; References; 4 The Containment of Memory in the "Meeting Place": City Marketing and Contemporary Memory Politics in Central Europe; Introduction; Archives of Cultural Memory; The Hall of Two Names; The Monument of Shared Memory; Conclusions; Notes; References.
5 Discourse on Public Spaces: Praguers in the Process of Globalization Changes and the Neoliberal EconomyNew Dynamics in the Discourse About Public Space in Prague; Criticism of Specific Phenomena in Public Spaces; Opinions of the People of Prague on Public Space and Its Users; "Byznys" and "Sluzba" in Prague Context; Post-Socialist Gateway City; Stolen City; The End of Neoliberalism or Mere Populism?; Conclusion; Notes; References; 6 Colonial Factors Hidden in City Center Revitalization: Chernivtsi as an Imperial Formation; Myths of Czernowitz/Cernauti/Chernovtsy/Chernivtsi
Chernivtsi as Imperial FormationThe City Center Revitalization; Conclusion; Notes; References; 7 The Dispersed City: The Pilgrimage of Arsenije Njegovan by Borislav Pekic in Light of the Urban Revolution; Notes; References; 8 The Perception of Language (Dis)Similarity: Slovak and Hungarian Ethnic Minorities in Prague; Methodological Aspects of the Research; The Period of the Common State of Czechs and Slovaks, and the Situation After 1993; Theoretical Background and the Question of Translation; Relevance of Language and the Slovak-Czech Linguistic Kinship; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography.
9 Politicking Imperils Democracy: Contested Public Space in NaplesThe Context: An Outline; The Revolutionar Neapels Burgermeister: New Rulers, Old Broom; Double Standards in a Context of Misgovernance; Conclusion; Notes; References; 10 African Migrants and European Expatriates in Port Elizabeth, South Africa; Introduction; Migration; Problems of Racial Discrimination in South Africa; Foreign African Migrants in Port Elizabeth; Demographics; Reasons for Leaving Their Home Country and Coming to South Africa; Manner of Reception and Status of Foreign African Migrants in South Africa.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary In this book, an international team of urban anthropologists, sociologists, and ethnographers argue that politics, intergroup relations, and development in cities cannot be understood without reference to the local contexts that endow each city with specific characteristics. They also show how local urban economic, social, and cultural lives are influenced by powerful external forces. In these 'glocal' regards, the authors demonstrate how city images, borders, and social processes such as migration, tourism, and local development must be seen in broader contexts. The contributors examine them through the lenses of foreign investment, migration, and history. The volume takes an interdisciplinary approach and employs a range of theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches. Contributors' multidisciplinary expertise and insights about spaces and places are applied to nine unique cities across three continents.
ISBN 9783319539522 (electronic bk.)
3319539523 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-3-319-53952-2
OCLC # 1004734186
Additional Format Print version: Diversity and Local Contexts. Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017] 9783319539515 3319539515 (OCoLC)969829521
Print version: Diversity and Local Contexts. Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017] 9783319539515 (DLC) 2017951204 (OCoLC)969829521

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