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    Language: English
    Pages: 1 Online-Ressource (192 Seiten)
    Additional Information: Berlin : Gesellschaft für Ethnographie (GfE), Institut für Europäische Ethnologie der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 2024 ,87
    DDC: 300
    Keywords: Zeitschrift ; modern urbanism ; urban landscapes ; air pollution ; soil pollution ; climate crisis ; urban anthropology ; Sozialwissenschaften ; Soziologie und Anthropologie
    Abstract: The Western world has traditionally viewed cities in opposition to the natural elements, constructing modernist urban spaces to resist the forces of water, air, fire, and earth. Today, urban societies are haunted again by the overflows and burning presences of the elements they have tried to ban. In the face of ongoing climate crises, social sciences and humanities often treat "nature" and natural elements as urbanized, shaped by urban processes rather than influencing them. How can urban anthropology develop a more integral perspective on the interaction of cities and the elementals, one that acknowledges their vitality and agency? An elemental urbanism positions cities as crucial sites in the so-called critical zone, where bodily, conceptual and political attunements to the delicate flows and interdependencies of planetary processes take shape.
    Abstract: Peer Reviewed
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