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Author Hall, Suzanne
Title City, Street and Citizen : The Measure of the Ordinary
Imprint London : Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (177 pages)
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Series Routledge Advances in Ethnography Ser
Routledge Advances in Ethnography Ser
Note Cover -- City, Street and Citizen: The measure of the ordinary -- Copyright -- Contents -- List of illustrations -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction: Urban multiculture: an ordinary orientation -- 1. Making practice visible -- 2. The boundaries of belonging -- 3. The art of sitting -- 4. The art of attire -- 5. The politics of nearness -- 6. Street measures -- 7. Conclusions -- Appendix -- Bibliography -- Index
How can we learn from a multicultural society if we don't know how to recognise it? The contemporary city is more than ever a space for the intense convergence of diverse individuals who shift in and out of its urban terrains. The city street is perhaps the most prosaic of the city's public parts, allowing us a view of the very ordinary practices of life and livelihoods. By attending to the expressions of conviviality and contestation, 'City, Street and Citizen' offers an alternative notion of 'multiculturalism' away from the ideological frame of nation, and away from the moral imperative of community. This book offers to the reader an account of the lived realities of allegiance, participation and belonging from the base of a multi-ethnic street in south London. 'City, Street and Citizen' focuses on the question of whether local life is significant for how individuals develop skills to live with urban change and cultural and ethnic diversity. To animate this question, Hall has turned to a city street and its dimensions of regularity and propinquity to explore interactions in the small shop spaces along the Walworth Road. The city street constitutes exchange, and as such it provides us with a useful space to consider the broader social and political significance of contact in the day-to-day life of multicultural cities. Grounded in an ethnographic approach, this book will be of interest to academics and students in the fields of sociology, global urbanisation, migration and ethnicity as well as being relevant to politicians, policy makers, urban designers and architects involved in cultural diversity, public space and street based economies
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Hall, Suzanne City, Street and Citizen : The Measure of the Ordinary London : Taylor & Francis Group,c2012 9780415688659
Subject Sociology, Urban -- England -- London.;Sociology
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