The Fundamentalist City?: Religiosity and the Remaking of Urban Space [NOOK Book]

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AlSayyad and Massoumi's text addresses the ways in which religion can affect the city, and indeed how the city can affect religion. International experts in sociology, anthropology, religious studies, urban planning and geography come together to provide thought provoking pieces on whether a fundamentalist city is possible.

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The Fundamentalist City?: Religiosity and the Remaking of Urban Space

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Overview

AlSayyad and Massoumi's text addresses the ways in which religion can affect the city, and indeed how the city can affect religion. International experts in sociology, anthropology, religious studies, urban planning and geography come together to provide thought provoking pieces on whether a fundamentalist city is possible.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203844595
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/11/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 328
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Nezar AlSayyad is Professor of Architecture, Planning, and Urban History and Chair of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also President of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments. He has published fourteen books including Muslim Europe or Euro-Islam (2002); Urban Informality (2004); The End of Tradition? (2005); and Cinematic Urbanism (2006).

Mejgan Massoumi is an urban planner and manager at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. She obtained her degrees in Architecture and City Planning from the University of California, Berkeley. She is co-editor of Urban Diversity. Space, Culture and Inclusive Pluralism in Cities Worldwide (forthcoming).

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Fundamentalisms: Between City and Nation The Fundamentalist City? Nezar AlSayyad Why in the City? Explaining Urban Fundamentalism Inger Furseth The Civility of Inegalitarian Citizenships James Holston Part 2: Fundamentalisms and Urbanism American National Identity, the Rise of the Modern City, and the Birth of Protestant Fundamentalism Rhys Williams Producing and Contesting the "Communalized City": Hindutva Politics and Urban Space in Ahmedabad, India Renu Desai On Religiosity and Spatiality: Lessons from Hezbollah in Beirut Mona Harb Hamas in Gaza Refugee Camps: The Construction of Trapped Spaces for the Survival of Fundamentalism Francesca Giovannini Part 3: Identity, Tradition, and Fundamentalisms Abraham’s Urban Footsteps: Political Geography and Religious Radicalism in Israel/Palestine Oren Yiftachel and Batya Roded Fundamentalism at the Urban Frontier: the Taliban in Peshawar Mejgan Massoumi Taking the (Inner) City for God: Ambiguities of Urban Social Engagement among Conservative White Evangelicals Omri Elisha Postsecular Urbanisms: Situating Delhi within the Rhetorical Landscape of Hindutva Mrinalini Rajagopalan Excluding and Including the "Other" in the Global City: Religious Mission among Muslim and Catholic Migrants in London John Eade

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