Becoming Places: Urbanism / Architecture / Identity / Power by Kim DoveyBecoming Places: Urbanism / Architecture / Identity / Power by Kim Dovey

Becoming Places: Urbanism / Architecture / Identity / Power

byKim DoveyEditorKim Dovey

Paperback | August 19, 2009

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About the practices and politics of place and identity formation ' the slippery ways in which who we are becomes wrapped up with where we are ' this book exposes the relations of place to power. It links everyday aspects of place experience to the social theories of Deleuze and Bourdieu in a very readable manner. This is a book that takes the social critique of built form another step through detailed fieldwork and analysis in particular case studies.

Through a broad range of case studies from nationalist monuments and new urbanist suburbs to urban laneways and avant garde interiors, questions are explored such as: What is neighborhood character? How do squatter settlements work and does it matter what they look like? Can architecture liberate? How do monuments and public spaces shape or stabilize national identity?

Kim Doveyis Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at the University of Melbourne. He has published and broadcast widely on issues of place and ideology including the bookFluid City(Routledge, 2005) andFraming Places(Routledge, second edition 2008).
Title:Becoming Places: Urbanism / Architecture / Identity / PowerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 9.69 × 6.85 × 0.6 inPublished:August 19, 2009Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:041541637X

ISBN - 13:9780415416375


Table of Contents

Part 1: Ideas 1. Making Sense of Place  2. Place as Assemblage  3. Silent Complicities  4. Limits of Critical Architecture Part 2: Places 5. Slippery Characters: Defending and Creating Place Identities (withIan Woodcock andStephen Wood)  6. Becoming Prosperous: Informal Urbanism in Yogyakarta (withWiryono Rhajo)  7.  Urbanising Architecture: Koolhaas and Spatial Segmentarity  8. Open Court: Transparency and Legitimation in the Courthouse  9. Safety Becomes Danger: Drug-Use in Public Space (withJohn Fitzgerald)  10. New Orders: Monas and Merdeka Square (withEka Permanasari)  11. Urban Slippage: Smooth and Striated Streetscapes in Bangkok (withKasama Polakit)