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Author Abdelwahab, Mona A., author

Title A Reflexive Reading of Urban Space
Edition First edition
Published London : Taylor and Francis, 2018
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Series New Directions in Planning Theory
New directions in planning theory.
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgements; A threshold; Four instances; Beyond prevalent readings of urban space; A reflexive reading of urban space; A post-structuralist journey; Part I Preliminary reading of urban space; Chapter 1 Approaching a reading space; Space/place; Body/people; Projections of urban space; Integrative reading of urban space; Chapter 2 Arché-deconstruction; What is deconstruction?; Arché-space: Vitruvius vs. Derrida; Arché-deconstruction reading strategies; Chapter 3 Cairo-khora; Who is Cairo?; Who is KhÅ#x8D;ra?
A deconstruction reading of urban spaceA turning point; Reflexivity; Setting the reading space; Primary reading of urban space; Deconstruction reading of urban space; Cairo-KhÅ#x8D;ra and self-reflection(s); Part II Three reflexive readings; Chapter 4 The Cultural Park for Children; The Cultural Park for Children; On the margin; Chapter 5 Social space; Early models of place; The facet theory of place; On the margin; Chapter 6 Arché-urban space; Thomas Markus; Bernard Tschumi; In between Markus and Tschumi; On the margin; To be continued . . .; The mess: verification vs. recognition
A reflexive reading of urban spaceBibliography; Index
Summary "Providing a critique of the concepts attached to the representation of urban space, this ground-breaking book formulates a new theory of space, which understands the dynamic interrelations between the physical and social spaces while tracing the wider urban context. It offers a new tool to approach the reading of these interrelations through reflexive reading strategies that identifies singular reading fragments of the different spaces through multiple reader-time-space relations. The strategies proposed in the volume seek to develop an integrative reading of urban space through recognition of the singular (influenced by discourse, institution, etc.); and temporal (influenced by reading perspective in space and time), thereby providing a relational perspective that goes beyond the paradox of place in-between social and physical space, identifying each in terms of relationships oscillating between the conceptual, the physical and social content, and the context. In conclusion, the book suggests that space/place can be read through sequential fragments of people, place, context, mind, author and reader. Operating at different scales between conceptual space and reality, the sequential reading helps the recognition of multiplicity and the dynamics of place as a transformational process without hierarchy or classification."--Provided by publisher
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1315565129
9781315565125 (e-book)