The Struggle for Jerusalem's Holy Places (BOK)

Michael Dumper, Craig Larkin, Wendy Pullan, Maximilian Sternberg, Lefkos Kyriacou

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The Struggle for Jerusalem's Holy Places investigates the role of architecture and urban identity in relation to the political economy of the city and its wider state context seen through the lens of the holy places. Reflecting the broad disciplinary backgrounds of the authors, this book provides perspectives from architecture, urbanism, and politics, and provides in-depth investigations of historical, ethnographic and policy-related case studies. The research is substantiated by fieldwork carried out in Jerusalem over the past ten years as part of the ESRC Large Grants project 'Conflict in Cities'. By analysing new dynamics of radicalisation through land seizure, the politicisation of parklands and tourism, the strategic manipulation of archaeological and historical narratives and material culture, and through examination of general appropriation of Jerusalem's varied rituals, memories and symbolism for factional uses, the book reveals how possibilities of co- existence are seriously threatened in Jerusalem. Shedding new light on the key role played by everyday urban life and its spatial settings for any future political agreements about the city and its religious sites, this book is a useful reference work for students and scholars of Middle East Studies, Architecture, Religion and Urban Studies.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Craig Larkin, Lefkos Kyriacou, Maximilian Sternberg, Michael Dumper, Wendy Pullan
Forlag
Taylor & Francis
ISBN 9780415505352
Antall sider 256 Dimensjoner 18,9cm x 24,6cm x 2,6cm
Vekt 552 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Religious buildings, Religious issues & debates