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Title Port Cities as Areas of Transition : Ethnographic Perspectives / edited by Waltraud Kokot, Mijal Gandelsman-Trier, Kathrin Wildner, Astrid Wonneberger.

Published Bielefeld : transcript Verlag, [2008]


Location Call No. Status
Edition 1. Aufl.
Physical description 1 online resource (212 pages) : illustrations.
Series Urban Studies
Urban Studies.
De Gruyter Open Access eBooks
Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- Port Cities as Areas of Transition – Comparative Ethnographic Research / Kokot, Waltraud -- Transformation Processes on Waterfronts in Seaport Cities – Causes and Trends between Divergence and Convergence / Schubert, Dirk -- Notions on Community, Locality and Changing Space in the Dublin Docklands / Wonneberger, Astrid -- Old Town and Dock Area: Structural Changes in Ciudad Vieja of Montevideo / Gandelsman-Trier, Mijal -- A View from Port to City: Inland Waterway Sailors and City-Port Transformation in Hamburg / Dohrn, Reimer -- "Gateway" City and Nexus Between Two Continents: The Port City of Algeciras / Alfonso, Carolin -- Belém, "Gate of Amazonia" – Port and River as Crossroads / Oesselmann, Rosemarie ; Oesselmann, Dirk -- Contesting Nodes of Migration and Trade in Public Space: Thessaloniki’s Bazaar Economy / Stroux, Salinia -- Varna, Capital of the Sea: History, Image, and Waterfront Development / Bothfeld, Anke -- "Istanbul Modern" – Urban Images, Planning Processes and the Production of Space in Istanbul’s Port Area / Wildner, Kathrin -- Authors.
Summary In the past decades, international port cities have been strongly affected by global transformation processes, dramatically altering life and work around the ports, the built environment and public imagery of urban waterfronts. Based on recent theories of city-port development, the ethnographic studies in this volume focus on local stakeholders' perceptions and strategies in port cities in Europe and Latin America. This book covers a wide variety of urban fields, from traditional dockland communities, inland waterway sailors and new forms of migration and exile, to active agents of urban transformation.
History notes Waltraud Kokot (PhD) is professor of social anthropology at Hamburg University. Her teaching and research areas include diaspora, urban anthropology, refugee studies, urban poverty and homelessness. She has conducted field research in Thessaloniki, Sofia and Hamburg. Mijal Gandelsman-Trier completed her M.A. in social anthropology at Hamburg University. She is currently a doctoral candidate and lectures social anthropology in Bremen and Hamburg. Her key areas of interest are diaspora, space and place and urban anthropology. Kathrin Wildner (Dr. phil.) is lecturer of social anthropology at Viadrina University (Frankfurt/Oder) and Hamburg University. She is an accomplished researcher of urban anthropology, space and place. She has conducted field work in New York City, Mexico City, Hamburg and Istanbul. Astrid Wonneberger (Dr. phil.) is currently a lecturer of social anthropology at Hamburg University. Her major academic interests include diaspora, ethnicity and urban anthropology. She has completed field research in Western Ireland, New York, Boston and Dublin (Ireland).
Language notes In English.
Other author Gandelsman-Trier, Mijal, editor.
Kokot, Waltraud, editor.
Wildner, Kathrin, editor.
Wonneberger, Astrid, editor.
De Gruyter Online issuing body.
Subject Port cities -- Europe -- Social conditions.
Port cities -- Latin America -- Social conditions.
Sociology, Urban -- Case studies.
Waterfronts -- Social aspects -- Europe.
Waterfronts -- Social aspects -- Latin America.
ISBN 9783839409497
Standard Number 10.14361/9783839409497