Handbook of religion and the Asian city : aspiration and urbanization in the twenty-first century (Book, 2015) [WorldCat.org]
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Handbook of religion and the Asian city : aspiration and urbanization in the twenty-first century

Author: Peter van der Veer
Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter van der Veer
ISBN: 9780520281226 0520281225
OCLC Number: 894936968
Description: ix, 474 pages ; 27 cm
Contents: 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 wounds and national cohesion / Kamran Asdar Ali --
The cinematic soteriology of Bollywood / Arjun Appadurai --
Media, urban aspirations, and religious mobilization among twelver Shiite Muslims in Mumbai / Patrick Eisenlohr --
"Internet Hindus" : right-wingers as new India's ideological warriors / Sahana Udupa.
Responsibility: edited by Peter van der Veer.

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Presents a creative and innovative role of urban aspirations in Asian world cities. This book shows how projects of secularism come up against projects and ambitions of a religious nature, a  Read more...

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"The book is successful in unpacking an original research question and assessing a set of concepts that deserve more nuanced articulations. It is a book worth reading." Social Sciences and Missions

 
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