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Peter J. Taylor

in A Century of British Geography

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262863
eISBN:
9780191734076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262863.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

This chapter describes how the concept of geographical scale has been handled in British geography over the last century. With geography meaning, literally, ‘writing about the Earth’, it would seem ... More


Geographers and the fragmented city

Ceri Peach

in A Century of British Geography

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262863
eISBN:
9780191734076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262863.003.0018
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

By the end of the twentieth century, the focus of geography had narrowed, its content had become less disciplined by spatial concerns, and its subject matter had become fragmented. Geographers were ... More


The Prostitute Milieu

Victoria Harris

in Selling Sex in the Reich: Prostitutes in German Society, 1914-1945

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199578573
eISBN:
9780191722936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578573.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter moves from the prostitute woman to the milieu of which she was a part. It asks whether prostitutes represented, as many historians have argued, a marginalized and relatively invisible ... More


 A Protestant on Foot

Margaret Lamberts Bendroth

in Fundamentalists in the City: Conflict and Division in Boston's Churches, 1885-1950

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195173901
eISBN:
9780199835577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195173902.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

In the late 19th century, Boston was divided into three main sections: the “old downtown,” the newly created and elegant Back Bay, and the transient neighborhoods of the South End. This chapter ... More


City Limits: Crossing Boundaries of Place and Identity

in Film, Mobility and Urban Space: A Cinematic Geography of Liverpool

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846317576
eISBN:
9781846317248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317248.005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter explores the shifting cinematic geographies of transit and connection in Liverpool and Merseyside using a selection of amateur transport films. It explains that these films are often ... More


Domestic Fortress: Fear and the New Home Front

Rowland Atkinson and Sarah Blandy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781784995300
eISBN:
9781526121035
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784995300.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Domestic Fortress offers a critical analysis of the contemporary home and its close relationship to fear and security. It considers the important connection between the private home, political life ... More


Fulling and the urban environment

Miko Flohr

in The World of the Fullo: Work, Economy, and Society in Roman Italy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199659357
eISBN:
9780191750618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659357.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

An important issue in the design and construction of a fulling workshop was its position in the city. This has been a particularly sensitive issue in the modern perception of Roman fulling, as the ... More


“Seeing the Elephant” in New Orleans’s Interstitial Spaces: A Look behind Modern-Day Bourbon Street to the Origins of Civic Repute

Richard Campanella

in Sweet Spots: In-Between Spaces in New Orleans

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496817020
eISBN:
9781496817068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496817020.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter explores the formation of New Orleans’ sybaritic reputation, with special attention paid to how hedonism was spatially manifested in an urban geography, how urban granularity lent it a ... More


Urban Megachurches and Contentious Religious Politics in Seoul

Ju Hui Judy Han

in Handbook of Religion and the Asian City: Aspiration and Urbanization in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520281226
eISBN:
9780520961081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281226.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the contentious religious politics of urban megachurches in Seoul, South Korea. It begins with an overview of the urban political ecology of religion in Seoul in the context of ... More


Urban Routes, Utopian Pathways

William Sites

in Sun Ra’s Chicago: Afrofuturism & the City

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226732077
eISBN:
9780226732244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226732244.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This introduction to Sun Ra’s Chicago provides an overview of the key themes of the book. In recent decades, the once-obscure bandleader and outer-space traveler Sun Ra has become much better ... More


The Minster and the Privy: Jews, Lending, and the Making of Christian Space in Chaucer’s England

Kathy Lavezzo

in The Accommodated Jew: English Antisemitism from Bede to Milton

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501703157
eISBN:
9781501706158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501703157.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines how the mapping of Anglo-Jewish residences placed Jews in intimate relation to the new urban geography that arose in tandem with commerce. Through an analysis of Geoffrey ... More


Generation: A 1950s Place for Us

Brigitta B. Wagner

in Berlin Replayed: Cinema and Urban Nostalgia in the Postwall Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816691715
eISBN:
9781452953595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691715.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the unique urban and cinematic geographies of 1950s Berlin, which was politically divided but not yet bisected by the Wall. Focusing on the Berlin teen films of Easterner ... More


Urban Geography, Music, and Protest

Noriko Manabe

in The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Protest Music After Fukushima

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199334681
eISBN:
9780190454951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199334681.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Popular, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter considers the ways in which the urban landscape impacts performance in street demonstrations. As Parkinson (2012) and Sand (2013) have noted, Tokyo is short on open public space, forcing ... More


The Flexibility of Religion: Buddhist Temples as Multiaspirational Sites in Contemporary Beijing

Gareth Fisher

in Handbook of Religion and the Asian City: Aspiration and Urbanization in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520281226
eISBN:
9780520961081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281226.003.0016
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the flexible nature of religion by focusing on Buddhist temples as multiaspirational sites in contemporary Beijing. More specifically, it considers the role of public Buddhist ... More


Crowdsourcing Before the Smartphone: The Zagat Survey’s Quantification of Everyday Life in 1980s New York

Will Payne

in The Performance Complex: Competition and Competitions in Social Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198861669
eISBN:
9780191893612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198861669.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Knowledge Management

Created by New York lawyers Tim and Nina Zagat in 1979, the Zagat Restaurant Survey brought computer-powered statistical methods and an avowedly egalitarian ideology to restaurant criticism. The ... More


City Living: How Urban Spaces and Urban Dwellers Make One Another

Quill R Kukla

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780190855369
eISBN:
9780190855390
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190855369.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book is about urban spaces, urban dwellers, and how these spaces and people make, shape, and change one another. It is the first systematic philosophical investigation of the nature of city life ... More


A Constant Sentinel: July 19, 1920

Raymond B. Craib

in The Cry of the Renegade: Politics and Poetry in Interwar Chile

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190241353
eISBN:
9780190241384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190241353.003.0002
Subject:
History, Latin American History, History of Ideas

This chapter begins the narrative at July 19, 1920, with the expulsion from Chile of Casimiro Barrios, a white-collar worker who lived in Santiago at the time. The chapter narrates the life of ... More


Nature on the Road: Street Trees in Bengaluru

Harini Nagendra

in Nature in the City: Bengaluru in the Past, Present, and Future

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199465927
eISBN:
9780199087105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199465927.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment, Urban and Rural Studies

Avenue trees constitute an essential component of nature in Bengaluru. In recent decades, tens of thousands of street trees have been felled, impacting the air quality and microclimate of the city. ... More


Subversive Santiago: July 19, 1920

Raymond B. Craib

in The Cry of the Renegade: Politics and Poetry in Interwar Chile

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190241353
eISBN:
9780190241384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190241353.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History, History of Ideas

This chapter examines the efforts on the part of the government, in the wake of the attacks on the FECh, to identify and prosecute alleged subversives. The chapter introduces readers to José ... More


From Village to City: An Ecological History of Bengaluru

Harini Nagendra

in Nature in the City: Bengaluru in the Past, Present, and Future

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199465927
eISBN:
9780199087105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199465927.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment, Urban and Rural Studies

Bengaluru has a relatively recent urban history, being established as a medieval town only in 1537 CE. Yet early settlements in Bengaluru were influenced by its topography. Agricultural settlements ... More


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