Southeast Asian Urbanism

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Hans-Dieter Evers, Rüdiger Korff

The Meaning and Power of Social Space

ISBN 978-3-8258-4021-2
Band-Nr. 7
Jahr 2000
Seiten 280
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Market, Culture and Society

Artikelnummer: 978-3-8258-4021-2 Kategorien: ,


Southeast Asian Urbanism is based on the
results of over two decades of field research on cities and towns
of Thailand, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and
Singapore. The connections between micro and macro
processes, between grassroots interactions and urban structures,
between social theory and empirical data are analysed to provide
a vivid picture of the great variety of urban forms, the social
creativity in the slums of Bangkok, Manila or Jakarta, the
variety of cultural symbolism and the political and religious
structuration of urban space.

The book is written in the tradition of German or European
sociological research from Marx and Weber to Habermas and
Bourdieu. The work on Southeast Asian urbanism was carried
out within the research programme of the Sociology of
Development Research Centre of the University of Bielefeld in
Germany, but also during teaching and research assignments at
Chulalongkorn University, the National University of
Singapore, the Science University of Malaysia, the National
University of Malaysia, Andalas University, Padang, the
Population Studies Centre at Gadjah Mada University, the
University of Indonesia, the University of the Philippines and
the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore.

The book will be of interest to urban anthropologists, political
scientists and sociologists, to students of Southeast Asian
history, culture and society, to urban planners and policy

( Hans-Dieter Evers ist Professor emeritus f³r Entwicklungsplanung und Senior Fellow am Zentrum f³r Entwicklungsplanung (ZEF) der Universitõt

H. R. Korff is Professor of Southeast Asian Studies,
University of Passau.