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The construction of equality : Syriac immigration and the Swedish city

Author: Jennifer Mack, (Writer on architecture)
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Shows how Syriac-instigated architectural projects and spatial practices have altered the Swedish city's built environment "from below." Combining architectural, urban, and ethnographic tools through archival research, site work, participant observation, and interviews, Mack provides a unique take on urban development, social change, and the immigrant experience in Europe over a fifty-year period"--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Mack, (Writer on architecture)
ISBN: 9780816698691 0816698694 9780816698714 0816698716
OCLC Number: 982091328
Description: xii, 339 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction : urban design from below --
Standards and separatism : the Swedish Million Program, Syriac enclaves, and equality --
Visible cities, invisible citizens : service and citizenship in the Centrum --
Making Mesopotälje : sacred and profane "diaspora space" in the city --
"Södertälje is a theater" : the performance of propriety and ritual infrastructure --
Greetings from Hollywood! : enclaves and participation "from the ghetto to the mansion" --
Safety in numbers : tolerance and norms in Syriac design --
The new periphery.
Responsibility: Jennifer Mack.

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"Shows how Syriac-instigated architectural projects and spatial practices have altered the Swedish city's built environment "from below." Combining architectural, urban, and ethnographic tools through archival research, site work, participant observation, and interviews, Mack provides a unique take on urban development, social change, and the immigrant experience in Europe over a fifty-year period"--

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"Its approach to the Swedish welfare state, social democratic urban planning, and basic ideas on migration policies is thought-provoking and raises many important questions."-EuropeNow Journal "The Read more...

 
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