Locating Urban Conflicts: Ethnicity, Nationalism and the Everyday by W. PullanLocating Urban Conflicts: Ethnicity, Nationalism and the Everyday by W. Pullan

Locating Urban Conflicts: Ethnicity, Nationalism and the Everyday

EditorW. Pullan, B. Baillie

Hardcover | July 29, 2013

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Cities have emerged as the epicentres for many of today's ethno-national and religious conflicts. In twelve multidisciplinary essays, Locating Urban Conflicts: Ethnicity, Nationalism and the Everyday brings together key themes that dominate our current political, social and cultural attention: emerging areas of contestation in rapidly changing and modernising cities, the resulting forms of habitation and spatial practice, and the effects of extreme and/or enduring conflicts upon ordinary civilian life. Such problems may be generated by larger state and regional issues to do with national identity, borders and territory, but in all cases, everyday life is regularly affected, with strong consequences for the urban arena. Section themes on Spatial Horizons, Reassessing Divisions, and Being Modern, cross-cut the research on cities in Europe and the Middle East, identifying common concerns against which the examples in this volume can be considered. Together the chapters reveal critical issues affecting ethno-national conflict in cities today.

Wendy Pullan is Director of the Martin Centre for Architectural and Urban Studies and Principal Investigator on 'Conflict in Cities and the Contested State', University of Cambridge, UK. She is co-author of The Struggle for Jerusalem's Holy Places.Britt Baillie is a Research Associate on 'Conflict in Cities and the Contested State', U...
Title:Locating Urban Conflicts: Ethnicity, Nationalism and the EverydayFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pagesPublished:July 29, 2013Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction; Wendy Pullan and Britt Baillie
2. Spatial Discontinuities: Conflict Infrastructures in Contested Cities; Wendy Pullan
3. Violence and Urban Architecture: Events at the Ensemble of the Odessa Steps in 1904-5; Caroline Humphrey
4. Borderlands of the EU: The Spanish Enclave of Ceuta in Morocco; Felipe Hernandez and Maximilian Sternberg
5. Security and the Holy Places of Jerusalem: The 'Hebronisation' of the Old City and Adjacent Areas; Michael Dumper
6. Speaking in the Silence: Youthful Negotiations of Beirut's Postwar Spaces and Memories; Craig Larkin
7. Memorialising the 'Martyred City': Negotiating Vukovar's Wartime Past; Britt Baillie
8. Joint Israeli-Palestinian Political Activity in Jerusalem: Characteristics and Challenges; Hillel Cohen
9. How do Israeli (Jewish) Protest Groups Envision a Political Solution to the Jerusalem Question?; Amneh Badran
10. Urban Planning and the Remaking of the Public Sphere in Ottoman Palestine; Salim Tamari
11. Imperial Ethnocracy and Demography: Foundations of Ethno-National Conflict in Belfast and Jerusalem; James Anderson
12. Breaking Down the Walls of Heartache: Reflections on the Ordinary Spaces of Division and Unification in Berlin; Allan Cochrane
13. Territorialities of Capital and Place in 'Post-Conflict' Belfast; Milena Komarova and Liam O'Dowd

Editorial Reviews

"An invaluable tool for any researcher interested in urban conflict studies. The three themes studying the phenomenon of urban conflict enable the reader to comprehend the multiple and overlapping layers of power, politics and space in fracturing and/or reconfiguring life of ordinary people in cities. As such, it is well-placed to offer a rich domain for understanding various ways to locate urban conflict "both inside and in between cities" (page 1) and emphasises the notions of socio-spatial practices in conflict studies. ... Examining the role of cities in urban conflict, the book is definitely one of the seminal works which delve into the deep relationship between people, everyday life and cities." - Urban Geography Research Group, UK