Ethnologische Stadtforschung

eine Einführung

Author: Waltraud Kokot,Bettina C. Bommer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783496004950

Category: Entwicklungsländer - Stadtforschung - Völkerkunde - Kongress - Köln (1989)

Page: 202

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Migration - Networks - Skills

Anthropological Perspectives on Mobility and Transformation

Author: Astrid Wonneberger,Mijal Gandelsman-Trier,Hauke Dorsch

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839433649

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

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Migration, networks, skills: these keywords not only denote three popular and important fields of current investigation in Social Sciences and Cultural Studies, they also mark the wide range of interests of cultural and social anthropologist Waltraud Kokot, who is to be honoured in this Festschrift. Internationally distinguished scholars from five European countries and various academic disciplines present their most recent research findings on topics such as diaspora and migration studies, urban anthropology and the anthropology of crafts, all of which are connected by the common themes of mobility and transformation.
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Transforming Urban Waterfronts

Fixity and Flow

Author: Gene Desfor,Jennefer Laidley,Quentin Stevens,Dirk Schubert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136897712

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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In port cities around the world, waterfront development projects have been hailed both as spaces of promise and as crucial territorial wedges in twenty-first century competitive growth strategies. Frequently, these mega-projects have been intended to transform derelict docklands into communities of hope with sustainable urban economies—economies intended to both compete in and support globally-networked hierarchies of cities. This collection engages with major theoretical debates and empirical findings on the ways waterfronts transform and have been transformed in port-cities in North and South America, Europe, the Caribbean. It is organized around the themes of fixities (built environments, institutional and regulatory structures, and cultural practices) and flows (information, labor, capital, energy, and knowledge), which are key categories for understanding processes of change. By focusing on these fixities and flows, the contributors to this volume develop new insights for understanding both historical and current cases of change on urban waterfronts, those special areas of cities where land and water meet. As such, it will be a valuable resource for teaching faculty, students, and any audience interested in a broad scope of issues within the field of urban studies.
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The Sociology of Space

Materiality, Social Structures, and Action

Author: Martina Löw

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349695688

Category: Social Science

Page: 303

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In this book, the author develops a relational concept of space that encompasses social structure, the material world of objects and bodies, and the symbolic dimension of the social world. Löw’s guiding principle is the assumption that space emerges in the interplay between objects, structures and actions. Based on a critical discussion of classic theories of space, Löw develops a new dynamic theory of space that accounts for the relational context in which space is constituted. This innovative view on the interdependency of material, social, and symbolic dimensions of space also permits a new perspective on architecture and urban development.
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Warriache - Urban Indigenous

Mapuche Migration and Ethnicity in Santiago de Chile

Author: Walter Imilán,Walter Alejandro Imilan

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643104758

Category: Science

Page: 267

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The Habitat International Series presents dissertations, proceedings and research findings on a wide range of development-related and sociocultural aspects of contemporary urbanization and architecture.
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Living and Working in Sofia

Ethnographies of Agency, Social Relations and Livelihood Strategies in the Capital of Bulgaria

Author: Waltraud Kokot

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643902204

Category: Social Science

Page: 187

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Western popular images of Bulgaria are still fused with stereotypes about "the Balkans" as a peripheral "Other." In these constructions, cities and contemporary urban life hardly figure at all. This book presents a variety of urban livelihood strategies, social relations, and personal agencies in the context of social and cultural change. A central task of social anthropology is to bring the unfamiliar into focus, and this urban ethnographic study contributes to a better understanding of Sofia as a major city in contemporary Europe. (Series: lines. Beitrage zur Stadtforschung aus dem Institut fur Ethnologie der Universitat Hamburg - Vol. 7)
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Armenians in Hamburg

An Ethnographic Exploration Into the Relationship Between Diaspora and Success

Author: Caroline Thon

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643902263

Category: Social Science

Page: 135

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In Germany, the Armenian diaspora has hardly been noticed by the public or by researchers. However, it is one of the oldest diasporas in the world. Besides its remarkable longevity, this diaspora and its members seem to be extraordinarily successful in their diverse host societies, despite the multiple experience of calamities which threatened the Armenians throughout history. Is there a relationship between life in the diaspora and success? This book examines specific resources and cultural concepts of the Armenian community in Hamburg which encourage success and the striving for it. (Series: lines. Beitrage zur Stadtforschung aus dem Institut fur Ethnologie der Universitat Hamburg - Vol. 8)
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Dorf- und Stadtkultur

der gegenseitige Einfluss von Dorf- und Stadtkultur im 20. Jahrhundert bei den finnisch-ugrischen Völkern und ihren Nachbarn : III. Finnisch-Sowjetisches Ethnographisches Symposium in Lappeenranta, 2.-6.6.1986

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789519403168

Category: City and town life

Page: 227

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