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Title Learning the City : Cultural Approaches to Civic Learning in Urban Spaces / Hari Sacré, Sven De Visscher, Editors
Published Cham, Switzerland : Springer Nature, ©2017
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Description 1 online resource : color illustrations
Series SpringerBriefs in education
SpringerBriefs in education.
Contents Acknowledgements; Contents; Editors and Contributors; 1 A Cultural Perspective on the City; Abstract; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 From a Socio-Spatial Towards a Cultural Understanding of the City; 1.3 The City as a Cultural Assemblage of Symbolic Frameworks; 1.4 Spatial Grammar of Urban Learning; 1.5 Cultural Approaches to Civic Learning in Urban Spaces; 1.6 Central Questions; 1.7 Introducing the Chapters; Bibliography; 2 Geographies of Hanging Out: Playing, Dwelling and Thinking with the City; Abstract; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Hanging Out Is 'Dwelling With': Playful Appropriation of Urban Space
2.3 Learning Is More Than an Individual, Human or Cultural Business; 2.4 Hanging-Out-Knowing; 2.5 Reflections; Acknowledgments; References; 3 Storytelling in Urban Spaces: Exploring Storytelling as a Social Work Intervention in Processes of Urbanisation; Abstract; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Storytelling in Urban Spaces as a Social Work Intervention; 3.3 Readers and Writers of the City; 3.4 Spatial Stories; 3.5 Interrupting the City; 3.6 Revealing Symbolic Frameworks in the Rabot Neighbourhood; 3.7 Defamiliarising Saint Veerle Square; 3.8 Renegotiating Social Positions at the Kouter; 3.9 Conclusions
5 Space Is More Than Place: The Urban Context as Contested Terrain of Inclusive Learning Settings for Adults and Arena of Political Subjectivation; 5.1 Introduction: Adult Education and Social Inclusion-Who's in and Who's Out?; 5.2 Space Is More Than Place: Public Adult Education Centers and Access to Learning; 5.2.1 Public Adult Education Centers as Key Stakeholders in the Urban Terrain; 5.2.2 Space Is More Than Place; 5.2.3 Negotiating Access to a Place of Learning; 5.3 Re-Order/ing the Topography of Learning and Political Subjectivation; References
6 (Re)-Learning the City for Intergenerational Exchange; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Context; 6.3 Methodologies and Methods; 6.3.1 Ontological Reframing; 6.3.2 Excavating Possibilities; 6.3.3 Using Creativity to Generate Possibilities; 6.4 Analysis; 6.4.1 Designs for Trust and Intergenerational Exchange; 6.4.2 Designs for Mobility and Housing; 6.5 Towards an All-Age Friendly City Manifesto; 6.6 Conclusion; References
Summary This book explores a cultural understanding of cities and processes of civic learning by scrutinizing urban educational topics from a cultural studies perspective. This book approaches the city as a cultural fabric that consists of social, material and symbolic dimensions, and describes how civic learning is not an accidental outcome of cities but an essential component through which citizens coproduce the city. Through a combination of theoretical development and methodological reflection the chapters in the book explore three interrelated questions addressing the relationships between culture, learning and the city: How does civic learning appear in urban spaces? How does civic learning take place through urban spaces? How are urban spaces created as a result of civic learning?
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on June 16, 2017)
Subject Urbanization.
Form Electronic book
Author Sacré, Hari.
Visscher, Sven de.
ISBN 331946230X (electronic bk.)
9783319462301 (electronic bk.)