Making Place: Space And Embodiment In The City by Arijit SenMaking Place: Space And Embodiment In The City by Arijit Sen

Making Place: Space And Embodiment In The City

EditorArijit Sen, Lisa Silverman

Paperback | February 13, 2014

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Space and place have become central to analysis of culture and history in the humanities and social sciences. Making Place examines how people engage the material and social worlds of the urban environment via the rhythms of everyday life and how bodily responses are implicated in the making and experiencing of place. The contributors introduce the concept of spatial ethnography, a new methodological approach that incorporates both material and abstract perspectives in the study of people and place, and encourages consideration of the various levels-from the personal to the planetary-at which spatial change occurs. The book's case studies come from Costa Rica, Colombia, India, Austria, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Arijit Sen is Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is editor (with Jennifer Johung) of Landscapes of Mobility: Culture, Politics, and Placemaking.Lisa Silverman is Associate Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is author of Becoming Austrians: Jews and Culture be...
Title:Making Place: Space And Embodiment In The CityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:218 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:February 13, 2014Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0253011434

ISBN - 13:9780253011435

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Table of Contents

Introduction Embodied Placemaking: An Important Category of Critical Analysis
Arijit Sen and Lisa Silverman
1. Placemaking and Embodied Space
Setha Low
2. Visualizing the Body Politic
Swati Chattopadhyay
3. Inside the Magic Circle: Conjuring the Terrorist Enemy at the 2001 Group of Eight Summit
Emanuela Guano
4. Eating Ethnicity: Spatial Ethnography of Hyderabad House Restaurant on Devon Avenue, Chicago
Arijit Sen
5. Urban Boundaries, Religious Experience, and the North West London Eruv
Jennifer A. Cousineau
6. "Art, Memory, and the City" in Bogotá: Mapa Teatro's Artistic Encounters with Inhabited Places
Karen E. Till
7. Jewish Memory, Jewish Geography: Vienna before 1938
Lisa Silverman

Editorial Reviews

Rich, diverse, and provocative meditations on place and identity formation . . . it builds on the previous scholarship on bodies, memory and place while also moving our understanding of this theme in a refreshing and engaging direction: toward the embodied, performed, and lived dimension of built environment, in both historical and contemporary perspectives.