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Author Terlouw, Kees, author
Title Local identities and politics : negotiating the old and the new / Kees Terlouw
Imprint Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2017
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  HN513.5 .T47 2017    AVAILABLE    30610020545554
Descript xi, 139 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Routledge focus
Note "The relation between identity and space is strong and generates many conflicts. Most people attach great importance to their local community and its identity. The possibility of change can cause turmoil and become fertile ground for staking new identities. Understanding how these changes can take place is important to the future of community cohesion across the world. This book gives a detailed analysis of how different stakeholders in two Dutch municipalities use and adapt their identity discourses to deal with changing circumstances, situating this work within a wider international context through global comparisons. The growing spatial interdependence and political pressures for municipal cooperation or amalgamation creates not only threats, but also opportunities for stakeholders in local communities to transform their local identities. By studying how local communities attach to local identities, a new conceptual framework can be formed, informed by lively accounts from residents on the rich and varied use of identity in their communities and their concerns over future developments. This is valuable reading for students, scholars and researchers working in geography, politics, sociology and cultural studies"--Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references and index
Local identities : from fixed facts to flexible discourses -- Measuring local identity -- Local identities : change for the better or the worst -- Municipal amalgamation and changing local identities on Goeree-Overflakee -- Katwijk : "A city which has remained a village" -- Conclusion: The divergent use of local identities
Subject Overflakkee (Netherlands) -- Social conditions
Katwijk aan Zee (Netherlands) -- Social conditions
Group identity -- Netherlands -- Overflakkee
Group identity -- Netherlands -- Katwijk aan Zee
Community life -- Netherlands -- Overflakkee
Community life -- Netherlands -- Katwijk aan Zee
Spatial behavior -- Social aspects -- Netherlands -- Overflakkee
Spatial behavior -- Social aspects -- Netherlands -- Katwijk aan Zee
Politics and culture -- Social aspects -- Netherlands -- Overflakkee
Politics and culture -- Social aspects -- Netherlands -- Katwijk aan Zee
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