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The Resource Civic spaces and desire, edited by Charles Drozynski and Diana Beljaars

Civic spaces and desire, edited by Charles Drozynski and Diana Beljaars

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Civic spaces and desire
Title
Civic spaces and desire
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edited by Charles Drozynski and Diana Beljaars
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Civic Spaces and Desire presents an original and critical appraisal of civic spaces for a novel theoretical intersection of architecture and human geography. The authors address civic spaces that embody a strong moral code, such as a remembrance park or a casino, in various places in the United Kingdom, Europe, North America, Australia and Asia. The consecutive chapters of the book present these chosen spaces as the interconnection between the everyday and the ideological. By doing so the book reimagines the socio-political effects of the countercultural assemblages and ontologies of difference that these spaces produce, represent and foster, as presented through outcasts and nomads of various kinds and forms. The book reflects on different interpretations of the key texts from primarily post-linguistic theoreticians, such as Gilles Deleuze, Flix Guattari and Jacques Derrida. It will benefit students and academics in architecture, geography, philosophy and urban studies and planning, who seek to understand the politics of space, place and civility. By deconstructing normative ideological constructs, the book uses the concept of desire to explore the tensions between expectations of civic spaces and the disappointment and wonder of their immanent existence
Biographical or historical data
Charles Drozynski is a lecturer working in the University of West England and a Part II architect. In his academic career he has taught and lectured in a number of universities across the UK. His PhD thesis, written in Cardiff University, focussed on the intersections of architecture and post-linguistic schools of thought, in particular those put forward by Michel Foucault, as well as Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari. His research interests include the entanglements of the subvert in society and architecture as well as the development of new technologies that arise from unconventional ideas. He is presently pursuing a number of projects, including a book publication on the concept of "Generosity in Architecture", with his contribution of a Deleuzean reading of the architecture for the parkour subculture (project initiated in Cardiff University), and a chapter on the production and reproduction of nostalgia for a publication on the production of attachment and meaning to places (project initiated in the University of Nevada, Las Vegas USA). Diana Beljaars is a lecturer in Human Geography with an enhanced research pathway in the Geography department of Swansea University. She joined the department to teach political and urban geography after finishing her doctoral research entitled "Geographies of Compulsive Interactions; Bodies, Objects, Spaces" at the School of Geography and Planning, Cardiff University. Her work comprehends the development of an understanding of compulsivity as a more-than-medical concept that has socio-political potential, connoting interactions between the human and the more-than-human. Her work brings together human geography, medical humanities, continental philosophy and the medical and clinical study of mental health diagnoses, and it is based most notably on the poststructural, post-phenomenological and post human theories of Deleuze, Guattari and Lingis. As such, it draws on and contributes to geographies that seek to go beyond rationality, intentionality and meaning in order to capture the unfolding of life. Her work also directly contributes to an increased understanding of life with human conditions such as Tourette syndrome, OCD, ADHD, schizophrenia, anxiety and personality disorders, depression and suicidal tendencies
Dewey number
720/.47
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Public spaces
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Civic spaces and desire, edited by Charles Drozynski and Diana Beljaars
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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on1110710577
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781351184137
Note
Taylor & Francis
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1110710577
Label
Civic spaces and desire, edited by Charles Drozynski and Diana Beljaars
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
on1110710577
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781351184137
Note
Taylor & Francis
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1110710577

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