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Messy Urbanism: Understanding the "Other" Cities of Asia

Manish Chalana (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789888208333
eISBN:
9789888313471
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208333.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

Seemingly messy and chaotic, the landscapes and urban life of cities in Asia possess an order and hierarchy which often challenge understanding and appreciation. With a cross-disciplinary group of ... More


Ecologies of Urbanism in India: Metropolitan Civility and Sustainability

Anne M. Rademacher and K. Sivaramakrishnan (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139767
eISBN:
9789888180714
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139767.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Essays follow rapidly proliferating and resource-intensive Indian urbanism in everyday environments. Case studies on nature conservation in cities, urban housing and slum development, waste ... More


The Changing Face of American Religion

Thomas A. Robinson and Lanette D. Ruff

in Out of the Mouths of Babes: Girl Evangelists in the Flapper Era

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199790876
eISBN:
9780199919192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790876.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

American religion was largely Protestant until the late 1800s and early 1900s, and that Protestantism was familiar with forms of religious renewal and revivalism. But that changed as a result of ... More


The Stadium Century: Sport, Spectatorship and Mass Society in Modern France

Robert W. Lewis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781526106247
eISBN:
9781526120816
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526106247.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The stadium century traces the history of stadia and mass spectatorship in modern France from the vélodromes of the late nineteenth century to the construction of the Stade de France before the 1998 ... More


Hotel Mexico: Dwelling on the '68 Movement

George F. Flaherty

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520291065
eISBN:
9780520964938
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291065.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

In 1968 a street and media-savvy democratization movement led by students emerged in Mexico City. The 68 Movement was targeted in a state-sponsored massacre at a massive new housing complex ten days ... More


Architectural Agents: The Delusional, Abusive, Addictive Lives of Buildings

Annabel Jane Wharton

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693382
eISBN:
9781452950853
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693382.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Buildings are not benign; rather, they commonly manipulate and abuse their human users. Architectural Agents makes the case that buildings act in the world independently of their makers, patrons, ... More


Towns, cities and palaces

Marcus Milwright

in An Introduction to Islamic Archaeology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748623105
eISBN:
9780748671298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623105.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Methodology and Techniques

This chapter is concerned with the organization of complex settlements in the Islamic period. These can be defined as towns, cities, and palaces although the boundaries between such categories are ... More


Zoo Renewal: White Flight and the Animal Ghetto

Lisa Uddin

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816679119
eISBN:
9781452950587
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679119.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

Why do we feel bad at the zoo? In a fascinating counterhistory of American zoos in the 1960s and 1970s, Lisa Uddin revisits the familiar narrative of zoo reform, from naked cages to more naturalistic ... More


The Archaeology of Byzantine Anatolia: From the End of Late Antiquity until the Coming of the Turks

Philipp Niewohner (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190610463
eISBN:
9780190610487
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190610463.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, European History: BCE to 500CE

Anatolia was the only major part of the Roman Empire that did not fall in late antiquity, but remained continuously under Roman rule through the eleventh century. Anatolia can, therefore, show the ... More


Olympos

Yelda Olcay Uçkan

in The Archaeology of Byzantine Anatolia: From the End of Late Antiquity until the Coming of the Turks

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190610463
eISBN:
9780190610487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190610463.003.0026
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, European History: BCE to 500CE

The city of Olympos, an ancient harbor city on the south coast of Lycia and a member of the Lycian League, enjoyed a period of prosperity in the fifth to sixth centuries AD. Christianity arrived ... More


Concrete Jungle or Geocultural Cipher? Reading Lineage into the Perils and Prospects of Metro Manila

José Edgardo A. Gomez

in Messy Urbanism: Understanding the "Other" Cities of Asia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789888208333
eISBN:
9789888313471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208333.003.0004
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

With a daytime population breaching the 12 million mark, Metropolitan Manila, capital region of the Philippines, presents itself as a sketch of urban anarchy to the casual observer. Despite ... More


Shinjuku 新宿‎: Messy Urbanism at the Metabolic Crossroads

Ken Tadashi Oshima

in Messy Urbanism: Understanding the "Other" Cities of Asia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789888208333
eISBN:
9789888313471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208333.003.0006
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

The multifarious, multi-layered urban structure of Tokyo, building on the historical and geological underpinnings of Edo, challenges western models of orderly urban planning. Rather than following a ... More


Neighborhood as Refuge: Community Reconstruction, Place Remaking, and Environmental Justice in the City

Isabelle Anguelovski

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262026925
eISBN:
9780262322188
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026925.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This book is an international comparative study of three critical and emblematic minority and low-income neighborhoods whose residents have organized to holistically improve local environmental ... More


Sasanian Cities: Archaeological Perspectives on the Urban Economy and Built Environment of an Empire

St John Simpson

in Sasanian Persia: Between Rome and the Steppes of Eurasia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474401012
eISBN:
9781474435277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401012.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

The Sasanian Empire had many large, multicultural and typically heavily defended cities. Literary sources are filled with direct or indirect references to the deportation or internal transfer of ... More


2002, Year Zero: The Foundations of the New Angola

Jon Schubert

in Working the System: A Political Ethnography of the New Angola

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501713699
eISBN:
9781501709692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713699.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Since the end of the Angolan conflict in 2002, the ruling MPLA party has been promoting a ‘master narrative’ of ‘peace and reconstruction’ through which the Angolan conflict is resignified as a ... More


Is There an ‘Indian’ Urbanism?

Janaki Nair

in Ecologies of Urbanism in India: Metropolitan Civility and Sustainability

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139767
eISBN:
9789888180714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139767.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines recent laws and roles pertaining to urban government in Bangalore. Through a simultaneous reading of the letter, invocation, and actual working of the law, it brings together ... More


One Air, Two Interventions: Delhi in the Age of Environment

Awadhendra Sharan

in Ecologies of Urbanism in India: Metropolitan Civility and Sustainability

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139767
eISBN:
9789888180714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139767.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter explores Delhi's history as an Air Pollution Control Area, focusing on the contrast between plan and enforcement, and examining the processes and powerful actors that enforcement ... More


Flexible Planning: The Making of India’s ‘Millennium City,’ Gurgaon

Shubhra Gururani

in Ecologies of Urbanism in India: Metropolitan Civility and Sustainability

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139767
eISBN:
9789888180714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139767.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter explores the practices of mid and later twentieth century planning in Gurgaon. It argues that urban planning can be appropriately understood as “flexible,” or, in Bourdieu's terms, a ... More


City Layer

Benjamin H. Bratton

in The Stack: On Software and Sovereignty

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029575
eISBN:
9780262330183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029575.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses the third of six layers in The Stack, the City layer. It is here that The Stack becomes an apparatus of inhabitation. Global urban networks situate mobility and settlement, ... More


Urbanism in Prehispanic Andes

Ian Farrington

in Cusco: Urbanism and Archaeology in the Inka World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044330
eISBN:
9780813046327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044330.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Cusco, the inka capital, is understood largely through colonial historical accounts and not through the archaeological record. The intention of this book is to use the archaeological record to ... More


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