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Title Place, diversity and solidarity / edited by Stijn Oosterlynck, Nick Schuermans and Maarten Loopmans
Published Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 183 pages) : black and white illustrations
Series Routledge studies in human geography ; 70
Routledge studies in human geography ; 70
Contents Place, Diversity and Solidarity- Front Cover; Place, Diversity and Solidarity; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; List of figures; List of tables; List of contributors; Chapter 1: Beyond social capital: place, diversity and solidarity; Introduction; From social capital to four sources of solidarity; Placing solidarity: encounters in relational places; Politicizing solidarity: solidarity and citizenship practices; Conclusion; References; Chapter 2: Mundane mutualities: solidarity and strangership in everyday urban life; An opening illustration; Towards a minimalist conception of solidarity
Chapter 4: Building coalitions: solidarities, friendships and tackling inequality1. Introduction; 2. Solidarities, friendships and affective attachments; 3. Meetings, support and standing together; 4. Emotional work and sensuous solidarities; 5. Building interpersonal relations and connecting diverse issues; 6. Conclusion; Acknowledgements; Notes; References; Chapter 5: Self-building in Northern Italy: housing and place-based solidarities among strangers; Introduction; Social mix and community development; Self-building; Introducing the case studies; Hic et nunc practices of solidarity
Individualistic attitudes and conflictual dynamicsConclusion; Acknowledgements; Notes; References; Chapter 6: Challenging the figure of the 'migrant entrepreneur': place-based solidarities in the Romanian arrival infrastructure in Brussels; Introduction; Ethnicity and situational we-ness: between solidarity and meritocracy; The Romanian 'entrepreneur' in Brussels; Solidarity and ethnicized meritocracy in a migrant church; Unionized solidarity in diversity; Conclusion; Notes; References; Chapter 7: The spatial solidarity of intentional neighbouring; Introduction
Recognizing strangersSpaces of strangership; Maintaining mundane mutualities; Mutuality undone? Non-mutual indifference and inequality; Conclusion; Notes; References; Chapter 3: Learning to cope with superdiversity: place-based solidarities at a (pre- )primary Catholic school in Leuven, Belgium; Introduction: the school as a place of encounter and solidarity; Introducing Mater Dei; Difficult encounters with superdiversity; Solidarity inside the school; Striving for solidarity beyond the school; Sources of solidarity; Conclusion; Acknowledgements; Bibliography
The spatial solidarity of Christian community developmentIntentional neighbouring in Atlanta, Georgia; Conclusions; References; Chapter 8: Football for solidarity: bridging gaps between the Baka and the Bantu in East Cameroon; Introduction; Setting the scene; Methods; Stereotypes, discourses and practices; A place-based perspective; Conclusion; Acknowledgements; Notes; References; Chapter 9: Domesticating, festivalizing and contesting space: spatial acts of citizenship in a superdiverse neighbourhood in Amsterdam; Introduction
Summary In many countries, particularly in the Global North, established forms of solidarity within communities are said to be challenged by the increasing ethnic and cultural diversity of the population. Against the backdrop of renewed geopolitical tensions - which inflate and exploit ethno-cultural, rather than political-economic cleavages - concerns are raised that ethnic and cultural diversity challenge both the formal mechanisms of redistribution and informal acts of charity, reciprocity and support which underpin common notions of community. This book focuses on the innovative forms of solidarity that develop around the joint appropriation and the envisaged common future of specific places. Drawing on examples from schools, streets, community centres, workplaces, churches, housing projects and sporting projects, it provides an alternative research agenda from the 'loss of community' narrative. It reflects on the different spatiotemporal frames in which solidarities are nurtured, the connections forged between solidarity and citizenship, and the role of interventions by professionals to nurture solidarity in diversity. This timely and original work will be essential reading for those working in human geography, sociology, ethnic studies, social work, urban studies, political studies and cultural studies
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Community life -- Case studies.
Cultural pluralism -- Case studies
Human geography -- Social aspects -- Case studies
Place (Philosophy) -- Social aspects -- Case studies
Solidarity -- Case studies
Community life.
Cultural pluralism.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Social Psychology.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Loopmans, Maarten, editor.
Oosterlynck, Stijn, editor.
Schuermans, Nick, editor.
ISBN 1138654973