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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: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter van der Veer
ISBN: 9780520281226 0520281225
OCLC Number: 919241553
Description: 1 volume : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white) ; 26 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments Introduction: Urban Theory, Asia, and Religion (Peter van der Veer) PART 1. GOVERNANCE OF RELIGIOUS DIVERSITY 1. In Place of Ritual: Global City, Sacred Space, and the Guanyin Temple in Singapore (Daniel P. S. Goh) 2. The City and the Pagoda: Buddhist Spatial Tactics in Shanghai (Francesca Tarocco) 3. Territorial Cults and the Urbanization of the Chinese World: A Case Study of Suzhou (Vincent Goossaert) 4. Global and Religious: Urban Aspirations and the Governance of Religions in Metro Manila (Jayeel Serrano Cornelio) 5. The Muharram Procession of Mumbai: From Seafront to Cemetery (Reza Masoudi Nejad) 6. Urban Processions: Colonial Decline and Revival as Heritage in Postcolonial Hong Kong (Joseph Bosco) PART 2. SPACE, SPECULATION, AND RELIGION 7. Urban Megachurches and Contentious Religious Politics in Seoul (Ju Hui Judy Han) 8. Good Thoughts, Good Words, and Good (Trust) Deeds: Parsis, Risk, and Real Estate in Mumbai (Leilah Vevaina) 9. The Urban Development and Heritage Contestation of Bangkok's Chinatown (Tiamsoon Sirisrisak) 10. Dealing with the Dragon: Urban Planning in Hanoi (Tam T. T. Ngo) 11. Contested Religious Space in Jakarta: Negotiating Politics, Capital, and Ethnicity (Chang-Yau Hoon) 12. Urban Buddhism in the Thai Postmetropolis (James Taylor) PART 3. RELIGIOUS PLACE MAKING IN THE CITY 13. From Village to City: Hinduism and the "Hindu Caste System" (Nathaniel Roberts) 14. The Politics of Desecularization: Christian Churches and North Korean Migrants in Seoul (Jin-Heon Jung) 15. Parallel Universes: Chinese Temple Networks in Singapore, or What Is Missing in the Singapore Model? (Kenneth Dean) PART 4. SELF-FASHIONING IN URBAN SPACE 16. The Flexibility of Religion: Buddhist Temples as Multiaspirational Sites in Contemporary Beijing (Gareth Fisher) 17. Cultivating Happiness: Psychotherapy, Spirituality, and Well-Being in a Transforming Urban China (Li Zhang) 18. Other Christians as Christian Others: Signs of New Christian Populations and the Urban Expansion of Seoul (Nicholas Harkness) 19. Aspiring in Karachi: Breathing Life into the City of Death (Noman Baig) 20. Can Commodities Be Sacred? Material Religion in Seoul and Hanoi (Laurel Kendall) PART 5. MEDIA AND MATERIALITY 21. Cinema and Karachi in the 1960s: Cultural Wounds and National Cohesion (Kamran Asdar Ali) 22. The Cinematic Soteriology of Bollywood (Arjun Appadurai) 23. Media, Urban Aspirations, and Religious Mobilization among Twelver Shi?ite Muslims in Mumbai (Patrick Eisenlohr) 24. Internet Hindus: Right-Wingers as New India's Ideological Warriors (Sahana Udupa) List of Contributors Index
Responsibility: edited by Peter van der Veer.

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