The Sacred in the City (BOK)

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This book reflects the way in which the city interacts with the sacred in all its many guises, with religion and the human search for meaning in life. As the process of urbanization of society is accelerating thus giving an increasing importance to cities and the 'metropolis', it is relevant to investigate the social or cultural cohesion that these urban agglomerations manifest. Religion is keenly observed as witnessing a growth, crucially impacting cultural and political dynamics, as well as determining the emergence of new sacred symbols and their inscription in urban spaces worldwide. The sacred has become an important category of a new interpretation of social and cultural transformation processes. From a unique broader perspective, the volume focuses on the relationship between the city and the sacred. Taking a multidisciplinary approach, combining the expertise of philosophers, historians, architects, social geographers, sociologists and anthropologists, it draws a nuanced picture of the different layers of religion, of the sacred and its diverse forms within the city, with examples from Europe, South America and the Caribbean, and Africa.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2013 Forlag
Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN 9781472526052 Antall sider 278
Vekt 454 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Andre medvirkende Liliana Gomez, Walter van Herck Emner og form City & town planning - architectural aspects, Religious groups: social & cultural aspects, Religion & politics