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The Politics of Public Space epub

by Setha Low,Neil Smith


The Politics of Public Space epub

ISBN: 0415951380

ISBN13: 978-0415951388

Author: Setha Low,Neil Smith

Category: Other

Subcategory: Social Sciences

Language: English

Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (October 11, 2005)

Pages: 200 pages

ePUB book: 1312 kb

FB2 book: 1886 kb

Rating: 4.1

Votes: 224

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p. cm. "This volume grew out of a conference held at the CUNY Graduate Center. Includes bibliographical references and index. However, in this book we attempt to wedge open a more multifaceted politics of public space that draws as much on the produced nature of space as on any necessary opposition either to private space or to the abstractness of space that was Lefebvre's principal target.

Public space today is simply too complicated for anything less, and this volume thankfully satisfies that demand. Setha Low is Professor of anthropology and environmental psychology at the CUNY Graduate Center. Jerold Kayden, Frank Backus Williams Professor of Urban Planning and Design, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and author of Privately Owned Public Space. Setha Low is Professor of anthropology and environmental psychology at the CUNY Graduate Center

Low also served as a Conservation Guest Scholar at the Getty Conservation Institute. in Psychology from Pitzer College, Claremont, California in 1969 and her . in Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley in 1971 and 1976.

Setha Low, Neil Smith. Why is public space disappearing? Why is this disappearance important to democratic politics and how has it become an international phenomenon?

Setha Low, Neil Smith. Why is public space disappearing? Why is this disappearance important to democratic politics and how has it become an international phenomenon? Public spaces are no longer democratic spaces, but instead centres of private commerce and consumption, and even surveillance and police control. The Politics of Public Space" extends the focus of current work on public space to include a consideration of the transnational - in the sense of moving people and transformations in the nation or state - to expand our definition of the 'public' and public space.

Her books include Politics of Public Space (2006), with Neil Smith; Rethinking Urban Parks: Public Space and Cultural Diversity (2005), with S. Scheld and D. .the Plaza: The Politics of Public Space and Culture (2000). Taplin; Behind the Gates: Life, Security and the Pursuit of Happiness in Fortress America (2004); The Anthropology of Space and Place: Locating Culture (2003), with D. Lawrence-Zuniga; and On.

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Setha Low is Professor of anthropology and environmental psychology at the CUNY Graduate Center. Neil Smith is Distinguished Professor of Geography and Anthropology at the City University of New York Graduate Center and Director of CUNY's Center for Place, Culture, and Politics.

Why is public space disappearing? Why is this disappearance important to democratic politics and how has it become an international phenomenon? Public spaces are no longer democratic spaces, but instead centres of private commerce and consumption, and even surveillance and police control. "The Politics of Public Space" extends the focus of current work on public space to include a consideration of the transnational - in the sense of moving people and transformations in the nation or state - to expand our definition of the 'public' and public space. Ultimately, public spaces are one of the last democratic forums for public dissent in a civil society. Without these significant central public spaces, individuals cannot directly participate in conflict resolution. "The Politics of Public Space" assembles a superb list of contributors to explore the important political dimensions of public space as a place where conflicts over cultural and political objectives become concrete.

This a very insightful publication and I will continue to use it on my research of how art is being used to enliven the use of public spaces.
This is the first Kindle edition I have ever wanted to return. There are gaps in the text where words have been truncated at the end and start of sentences and the hyperlinks to endnotes are formatted in blue superscript but don't work. What a letdown Amazon and for what I paid I could have gotten a new one from an Amazon seller and still had $12 to spare.