Handbook of religion and the Asian city: aspiration and urbanization in the twenty-first century

In place of ritual : global city, sacred space, and the Guanyin Temple in Singapore / Daniel PS Goh -- The city and the pagoda : Buddhist spatial tactics in Shanghai / Francesca Tarocco -- Territorial cults and the urbanization of the Chinese world : a case study of Suzhou / Vincent Goossaert -- Glo...

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Contributors: Veer, Peter van der 1953- (Editor)
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: Oakland, Calif. University of Californiarnia Press [2015]
Volumes / Articles:Show volumes/articles.
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B City / Asia / City planning / Religious identity / City planning / Religion / City population / Religious life / Church life / Folk culture / Religious sociology
Further subjects:B Asia Religious life and customs
B Collection of essays
B City dwellers Religious life Asia
B Cities and towns (Asia)
B Religion And Politics (Asia)
B Asia Religion
B City planning Asia
B Religion And Politics Asia
B City planning Religious aspects
B Cities and towns Religious aspects
B City planning (Asia)
B Cities and towns Asia
B City dwellers Religious life (Asia)
Online Access: Inhaltsverzeichnis (Verlag)
Parallel Edition:Electronic
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Summary:In place of ritual : global city, sacred space, and the Guanyin Temple in Singapore / Daniel PS Goh -- The city and the pagoda : Buddhist spatial tactics in Shanghai / Francesca Tarocco -- Territorial cults and the urbanization of the Chinese world : a case study of Suzhou / Vincent Goossaert -- Global and religious : urban aspirations and the governance of religions in Metro Manila / Jayeel Serrano Cornelio -- The Muharram procession of Mumbai : from seafront to cemetery / Reza Masoudi Nejad -- Urban processions : colonial decline and revival as heritage in postcolonial Hong Kong / Joseph Bosco -- Urban megachurches and contentious religious politics in Seoul / Ju Hui Judy Han -- Good thoughts, good words, and good (trust) deed : Parsis, risk, and real estate in Mumbai / Leilah Vevaina -- Urban development and heritage contestation of Bangkok Chinatown / Tiamsoon Sirisrisak -- Dealing with the dragon : urban planning in Hanoi / Tam TT Ngo -- Contested religious space in Jakarta : negotiating politics, capital, and ethnicity / Chang Yau Hoon -- Urban Buddhism in the Thai post-metropolis / James Taylor -- From village to city : Hinduism and the Hindu caste system / Nathaniel Roberts -- The politics of de-secularization : Christian churches and North Korean migrants in Seoul / Jin-Heon Jung -- Parallel universes : Chinese temple networks in Singapore, or, What is missing in the Singapore model? / Kenneth Dean -- The flexibility of religion : Buddhist temples as multi-aspirational sites in contemporary Beijing / Gareth Fisher -- Cultivating happiness : psychotherapy, spirituality, and well-being in a transforming urban China / Li Zhang -- Other Christians as Christian others : signs of new Christian populations and the urban expansion of Seoul / Nicholas Harkness -- Aspiring in Karachi : breathing life into the City of Death / Noman Baig -- Can commodities be sacred? : material religion in Seoul and Hanoi / Laurel Kendall -- Cinema and Karachi in the 1960s : cultural w
"Handbook of Religion and the Asian City highlights the creative and innovative role of urban aspirations in Asian world cities. It points out that urban politics and governance are often about religious boundaries and processions--in short, that public religion is politics. The essays show how projects of secularism come up against projects and ambitions of a religious nature, a particular form of contestation that takes the city as its public arena. Asian cities are sites of speculation, not only for those who invest in real estate but also for those who look for housing, for employment, and for salvation. In its potential and actual mobility, the sacred creates social space in which they all can meet. Handbook of Religion and the Asian City makes the comparative case that one cannot study the historical patterns of urbanization in Asia without paying attention to the role of religion in urban aspirations"--Provided by publisher
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
ISBN:0520281225