Urban Pollution : Cultural Meanings, Social Practices

Edited by Durr, Eveline; Edited by Jaffe, Rivke

"[These essays] are of high academic quality and present often penetrating ethnographic and historical insight into the negotiation of (im)purity in a variety of cultural contexts. They offer a stimulating and engaging read." * Aidan Davison, University of Tasmania Re-examining Mary Douglas' work on pollution and concepts of purity, this volume explores modern expressions of these themes in urban areas, examining the intersections of material and cultural pollution. It presents ethnographic case studies from a range of cities affected by globalization processes such as neoliberal urban policies, privatization of urban space, continued migration and spatialized ethnic tension. What has changed since the appearance of Purity and Danger? How have anthropological views on pollution changed accordingly? This volume focuses on cultural meanings and values that are attached to conceptions of 'clean' and 'dirty', purity and impurity, healthy and unhealthy environments, and addresses the implications of pollution with regard to discrimination, class, urban poverty, social hierarchies and ethnic segregation in cities. Eveline Durr is Professor at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Ludwig- Maximilians-University, Munich. She has conducted fieldwork in Mexico, the USA and Germany, and also in New Zealand while she was Associate Professor at the Auckland University of Technology. Her research focuses on urban anthropology, cultural identities and representations. Rivke Jaffe is Lecturer at the Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology, Leiden University. She previously held teaching and research positions at the University of the West Indies and the KITLV. She has conducted fieldwork in Jamaica, Curacao and Suriname on topics ranging from the urban environment to the political economy of multiculturalism to alternative governance structures.

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  • List of Figures Acknowledgements Chapter 1. Introduction: Cultural and Material Forms of Urban Pollution Rivke Jaffe and Eveline Durr Chapter 2. 'Tidy Kiwis/Dirty Asians': Cultural Pollution and Migration in Auckland, New Zealand Eveline Durr Chapter 3. Private Cleanliness, Public Mess: Purity, Pollution and Space in Kottar, South India Damaris Luthi Chapter 4. The Jungle and the City: Perceptions of the Urban among Indo-Fijians in Suva, Fiji Susanna Trnka Chapter 5. Gendered Fears of Pollution: Traversing Public Space in Neoliberal Cairo Anouk de Koning Chapter 6. The Choice between Clean and Dirty: Discourses of Aesthetics, Morality and Progress in Post-Revolutionary Asmari, Eritrea Magnus Treiber Chapter 7.Using Pollution to Frame Collective Action: Urban Grassroots Mobilisations in Budapest Szabina Kerenyi Chapter 8. Cleanness, Order and Security: The Re-emergence of Restrictive Definitions of Urbanity in Europe Johanna Rolshoven Chapter 9. Social Equity and Social Housing Densification in Glen Innes, New Zealand: A Political Ecology Approach Kathryn Scott, Angela Shaw and Christina Bava Chapter 10. Afterword: Impure Thoughts on Messy Cities Aidan Davison Notes on Contributors Index

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書名 Urban Pollution : Cultural Meanings, Social Practices
著作者等 Jaffe, Rivke
Durr, Eveline
書名別名 Cultural Meanings, Social Practices
シリーズ名 Environmental Anthropology and Ethnobiology v. 15
出版元 Berghahn Books
刊行年月 2010.08.01
ページ数 218p
大きさ H234 x W156
ISBN 9781845456924
言語 英語
出版国 イギリス