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The Radicals’ City: Urban Environment, Polarisation, Cohesion

Science and Technics


by
Ralf Brand and Sara Fregonese

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 216 pages

File size: 7.8 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Bringing together comparative case studies from Belfast, Beirut, Amsterdam and Berlin, this book examines the role of the urban environment in social polarisation processes. In doing so, it provides a timely and refreshingly innovative voice in the confusing babble on (counter-)terrorism, urban conflict and community cohesion. Despite their socio-political differences, these cities are telling cases of how the location and shape of very mundane objects such as rubbish bins, bridges, clothes’ stores, shopping malls and cafes – in addition to the obvious fences, walls and barbed wire – are often subject to heated controversies and influence the way urban conflict is ‘lived’ and practised.

Bringing together comparative case studies from Belfast, Beirut, Amsterdam and Berlin, this book examines the role of the urban environment in social polarisation processes. In doing so, it provides a timely and refreshingly innovative voice in the confusing babble on (counter-)terrorism, urban conflict and community cohesion. Despite their socio-political differences, these cities are telling cases of how the location and shape of very mundane objects such as rubbish… (more)

Bringing together comparative case studies from Belfast, Beirut, Amsterdam and Berlin, this book examines the role of the urban environment in social polarisation processes. In doing so, it provides a timely and refreshingly innovative voice in the confusing babble on (counter-)terrorism, urban conflict and community cohesion. Despite their socio-political differences, these cities are telling cases of how the location and shape of very mundane objects such as rubbish bins, bridges, clothes’ stores, shopping malls and cafes – in addition to the obvious fences, walls and barbed wire – are often subject to heated controversies and influence the way urban conflict is ‘lived’ and practised.

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