The Places Where Community Is Practiced

How Store Owners and Their Businesses Build Neighborhood Social Life

by Anna Steigemann

DescriptionDetailsHashtagsReport an issue

Book Description

In this open access publication, the social cohesion of urban neighborhoods and their residents is examined, which is often viewed as vulnerable since increased mobility, individualization, wider socio-economic and demographic changes have fundamentally altered the basis for everyday social interaction in urban neighborhoods. Anna Steigemann gives scholarly attention to the concrete places where neighborly interactions still take place and to how these interactions affect local community building. She illuminates and explores the ordinary everyday interactions and social practices in and around shops and gastronomic facilities on a shopping street in Berlin-Neukölln, revealing how these businesses are important places where community is practiced, but also why they are increasingly threatened by commercial and residential gentrification.

Contents Social Life and Trade on a Metropolitan Shopping Street
Sensitizing Theoretical Concepts and Social Practice Approach
Ethnographic Research Design for the Study of Local Businesses
The Social and Spatial Context of the Case Businesses
Businesses as Third Places
Store Owners on a Gentrifying Street: Public Characters that Offer "More"

Target GroupsResearchers and students in the fields of urban studies, urban sociology, geography, and planning
Practitioners and decision-makers in the fields of urban-planning , urban and local economic development

The AuthorDr. Anna Steigemann is an Urban Sociologist and works as an Assistant Professor at the Chair of International Urbanism and Design at Technical University Berlin.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY). You can download The Places Where Community Is Practiced ebook for free in PDF format (15.8 MB).

Book Details

Publisher
Springer
Published
2019
Pages
334
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9783658253929
ISBN10
3658253924
ISBN13 Digital
9783658253936
ISBN10 Digital
3658253932
PDF Size
15.8 MB
License
CC BY

Related Books

The Art of Community
Online communities provide a wide range of opportunities for supporting a cause, marketing a product or service, or building open source software. The Art of Community helps you recruit members, motivate them, and manage them as active participants. Author Jono Bacon offers experiences and observations from his 14-year effort to build and manage co...
Sago Palm
This book addresses a wide variety of events and technologies concerning the sago palm, ranging from its botanical characteristics, culture and use to social conditions in the places where it is grown, in order to provide a record of research findings and to benefit society. It discusses various subjects, including the sago palm and related species...
Living Earth Community
Living Earth Community: Multiple Ways of Being and Knowing is a celebration of the diversity of ways in which humans can relate to the world around them, and an invitation to its readers to partake in planetary coexistence. Innovative, informative, and highly accessible, this interdisciplinary anthology of essays brings together scholars, writers a...
The Everyday Life of an Algorithm
This book begins with an algorithm - a set of IF...THEN rules used in the development of a new, ethical, video surveillance architecture for transport hubs. Readers are invited to follow the algorithm over three years, charting its everyday life. Questions of ethics, transparency, accountability and market value must be grasped by the algorithm in ...
Digital Technology and the Practices of Humanities Research
How does technology impact research practices in the humanities? How does digitisation shape scholarly identity? How do we negotiate trust in the digital realm? What is scholarship, what forms can it take, and how does it acquire authority? This diverse set of essays demonstrate the importance of asking such questions, bringing together establis...
Happiness is the Wrong Metric
This timely book addresses the conflict between globalism and nationalism. It provides a liberal communitarian response to the rise of populism occurring in many democracies. The book highlights the role of communities next to that of the state and the market. It spells out the policy implications of liberal communitarianism for privacy, freedom o...