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The Gentrification of the Goddess

Joanne Punzo Waghorne

in Diaspora of the Gods: Modern Hindu Temples in an Urban Middle-Class World

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195156638
eISBN:
9780199785292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156638.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Encircled by ever-expanding suburbs of Chennai, many old village “seats” of feminine divine power (shakti pitha) are attracting ardent new middle-class devotees. Called Amman (mother) in Tamil, these ... More


Civil Society in British History: Ideas, Identities, Institutions

Jose Harris (ed.)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199260201
eISBN:
9780191717352
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260201.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

This book explores the many different strands in the language of civil society from the 16th to the 20th centuries. Through a series of case-studies it investigates the applicability of the term to a ... More


Political Theory and the Bourgeois Public Sphere

Sanjay Seth

in Beyond Reason: Postcolonial Theory and the Social Sciences

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197500583
eISBN:
9780197500613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197500583.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

Arguing that political theory is an irremediably Western and liberal enterprise, this chapter shows that it is a discipline that does not seek to accurately represent and explain an object, but is ... More


The Space-Time of Democracy: Parks as a Bourgeois Public Sphere

Hillary Angelo

in How Green Became Good: Urbanized Nature and the Making of Cities and Citizens

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780226738994
eISBN:
9780226739182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226739182.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Part two compares two visions of postwar democratic public life, both expressed through green space: a reformist bourgeois ideal, and a more radical proletarian one. Chapter 3 presents the bourgeois ... More


Estrangement: Structures and Limits of the Colonial Public Sphere

John Phillip Short

in Magic Lantern Empire: Colonialism and Society in Germany

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450945
eISBN:
9780801468230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450945.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter attends to the tensions between universal claims—a broad public defined by rational-critical discourse, theoretically open to all, and materialized in communicative networks of civic ... More


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