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Title Urban ethics : conflicts over the good and proper life in cities / Moritz Ege and Johannes Moser.
Imprint Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2021.


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Description 1 online resource.
Series Routledge studies in urbanism and the city
Routledge studies in urbanism and the city.
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Bio/Hist Note Moritz Ege is Professor of Cultural Anthropology and European Ethnology at the University of Gṯtingen with a research focus on popular culture studies, urban ethnography, conjunctural analysis, and historical anthropology. Johannes Moser is chair of European Ethnology and Cultural Analysis at Munich University. His research interests include urban anthropology, everyday culture and community studies.
Note Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on October 14, 2020).
Subject City and town life -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Contents Cover -- Half Title -- Series Page -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- List of Figures -- List of Contributors -- Part I: Configurations of Ethics and the Urban -- Concepts and Theories -- 1 Introduction: Urban Ethics -- Conflicts Over the Good and Proper Life in Cities -- 2 The Habitat of the Subject: Exploring New Forms of the Ethical Imagination -- 3 The City as a Setting for Collaboration? Tracking the Multiple Scales of Urban Promises -- Part II: Shifting Ethics of the Urban: Historical Case Studies
4 Mégapoles, Polyrhythmy, Porosity: Tracing Ideas of Mediterranean Urbanity in Western Scholarly Discourse -- 5 Urbanity as an Ethic: Reflections on the Cities of the Arab World -- 6 The Fractious Stability of an Immoral Landscape: The Land Walls of Istanbul, 1910 to 1980 -- 7 "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly": Bucharest's Urban Core as a Moral Playground -- 8 1968 and Beyond: The Urban Struggle on Trial? -- Part III: Building and Living Ethically -- Conflicts Over Housing and Architecture -- 9 Shaping Urban Ethics: The "Making- of" a Collective Housing Project at Berlin's River Spree
10 Commitment -- Cityv -- Self: Ethical Self-Formations in Munich's Young Housing Cooperatives -- 11 Antagonisms and Solidarities in Housing Movements in Bucharest and Budapest -- 12 Ethical Contestation in Architecture for a Creative Singapore -- Part IV: Environmental Justice, Ethics of Care and the Spectacle of Urban Sustainability -- 13 Reimagining Urban Environmentalisms: A Comparative Framework -- 14 Handling Waste Through Consensus, Care and Community in Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand -- Part V: Protest Between Ethics and Politics: Collective Agents of Urban Change
15 Keep The City Clean: The Ambivalent Ethics of Ownership in Urban Routine and Non- Violent Protest in Moscow -- 16 Guardians of Torfjanka Park: The Fight for "Our Moscow" and the Understanding of "Ordinary People" in the Current Conjuncture -- 17 "They Are Stealing The State": Commoning and the Gilets Jaunes in France -- Index
Summary This book delves into the ethical dimension of urban life: how should one live in the city? What constitutes a good' life under urban condition? Whose gets to live a good' life, and whose ideas of morality, propriety and good' prevail? What is the connection between the good' and the just' in urban life? Rather than philosophizing the good' and proper life in cities, the book considers what happens when urban conflicts and urban futures are carried out as conflicts over the good and proper life in cities. It offers an understanding of how ethical discourses, ideals and values are harmonized with material interests of different groups, taking up cases studies about environmental protection, co-housing schemes, political protest, heritage preservation, participatory planning, collaborative art production, and other topics from different eras and parts of the globe. This book offers multidisciplinary insights, ethnographic research and conceptual tools and resources to explore and better understand such conflicts. It questions the ways in which urban ethics draw on tacit moral economies of urban life and the ways in which such moral economies become explicit, political and programmatic.
Other Author Moser, Johannes, author.
Other Title Print version: Ege, Moritz Urban Ethics : Conflicts over the Good and Proper Life in Cities Milton : Taylor & Francis Group,c2020 9780367338428