Contemporary Practices of Citizenship in Asia and the West
Title
Contemporary Practices of Citizenship in Asia and the West
Subtitle
Care of the Self
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€ 99,00
ISBN
9789462984721
Format
Hardback
Number of pages
220
Language
English
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Dimensions
15.6 x 23.4 cm
Discipline
Asian Studies
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Acknowledgements
Introduction, Gregory Bracken
1.The Western World as Utopia? Thames Town, Songjiang and New Chinese Residential Habits, Martin Minost
2.How Does Space Have Meaning? A Multifocal Approach to Korean Jimjilbang ( ???), Vera Marie Hälbig
3.Transforming the Self in Contemporary Korean Ki Sury?n (???): Water, Wood, and Stone in Two GiCheon (??) DVDs, Victoria Ten
4.The Relationship between Architecture and Ritual in the Hindu Crematorium, Srivalli Pradeepthi Ikkurthy
5.New Bodies in Cities: Contested Technologies of the Self in Urban India, Rachana Johri
6.The Other City: Alternative Infrastructures of Care for the Underclass in Japan, Jieun Kim
7.Family, Everyday Life, and the Making-up of Society: A Case Study in Yokohama's Chinatown, Wong Yee Lam Elim
8.Mental Health Scenario of Asian Americans: Social and Environmental Determinants of their Well-being and Service Utilization, Susheelabai R.Srinivasa and Sudershan Pasupuleti
9.'Care of the Self' and Discipline in Smart Cities: Sensors in Singapore, Joost Alleblas and Steven Dorrestijn
Afterword: The Right to the City, Gregory Bracken
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Gregory Bracken (ed.)

Contemporary Practices of Citizenship in Asia and the West

Care of the Self

Contemporary Practices of Citizenship in Asia and the West: Care of the Self examines urban communities and societies in Asia and the West to shed much-needed light on issues that have emerged as the world experiences its new urban turn. An urbanized world should be an improving place, one that is better to live in, one where humans can flourish. This collection of essays examines contemporary practices of care of the self in cities in Asia and the West, including challenges to citizenship and even the right to the city itself. Written by a range of academics from different backgrounds (from architecture and urbanism, anthropology, social science, psychology, gender studies, history, and philosophy), their trans- and multidisciplinary approaches shed valuable light on what are sometimes quite old problems, leading to fresh perspectives and new ways of dealing with them. One thing that unites all of these papers is their people-centred approach, because, after all, a city is its people.
Editor

Gregory Bracken

Gregory Bracken is an Assistant Professor of Spatial Planning and Strategy at TU Delft and one of the co-founders of Footprint, the e-journal dedicated to architecture theory. From 2009-2015 he was a Research Fellow at the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) Leiden.