Remembering, forgetting and city builders

Tovi Fenster, Haim Yacobi

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Remembering, Forgetting and City Builders critically explores how urban spaces are designed, planned and experienced in relation to the politics of collective and personal memory construction. Bringing together case studies from North America, South Asia, Eastern Europe and the Middle East, the book analyzes how contested national, ethnic and cultural sentiments clash in planning and experiencing urban spaces. Going beyond the claim that such situations exist in many parts of the world because communities construct their 'past memories' within their current daily life and future aspirations, the book explores how the very acts of planning and urban design are rooted in the existing structures of hegemonic power. With contributors from the fields of architecture, geography, planning, anthropology and sociology, urban studies and cultural studies, the book provides a rich, interdisciplinary view into the conflicts over memory and belonging which are spatially expressed and mediated through the official planning apparatus.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages205
ISBN (Electronic)9781315605227
ISBN (Print)9781409406679
StatePublished - 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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