Amsterdam University Press
Ancient and Modern Practices of Citizenship in Asia and the West
Title
Ancient and Modern Practices of Citizenship in Asia and the West
Subtitle
Care of the Self
Price
€ 99,00
ISBN
9789462986947
Format
Hardback
Number of pages
300
Publication date
Dimensions
15.6 x 23.4 cm
Discipline
Asian Studies
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Gregory Bracken (ed.)

Ancient and Modern Practices of Citizenship in Asia and the West

Care of the Self

What does it mean to be a good citizen today? What are practices of citizenship? And what can we learn from the past about these practices to better engage in city life in the twenty-first century? Ancient and Modern Practices of Citizenship in Asia and the West: Care of the Self is a collection of papers that examine these questions. The contributors come from a variety of different disciplines, including architecture, urbanism, philosophy, and history, and their essays make comparative examinations of the practices of citizenship from the ancient world to the present day in both the East and the West. The papers’ comparative approaches, between East and West, and ancient and modern, leads to a greater understanding of the challenges facing citizens in the urbanized twenty-first century, and by looking at past examples, suggests ways of addressing them. While the book’s point of departure is philosophical, its key aim is to examine how philosophy can be applied to everyday life for the betterment of citizens in cities not just in Asia and the West but everywhere.

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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.