Cities and Islamisms : on the politics and production of the built environment / edited by Bülent Batuman
- Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2021.
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- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (xi, 153 pages) : illustrations, maps
- Additional Creators:
- Batuman, Bülent
- Introduction: Islamisms and the Built Environment: Notes for a Research Agenda / Bülent Batuman -- Section I. Nations in Islam: Architecture across Borders: 1. InterAsian Islamisms: Monumental Mosques and Modernity in Kazakhstan and Qatar / Natalie Koch -- 2. Turkish House Home and Abroad: Islamist Self-Orientalism and Architecture of Diplomacy / Bülent Batuman -- Section II. Official versus Vernacular: Dispute over Local Spaces of Worship: 3. Performing Algerian Islam in Bouteflika's policies: Reflections from the nationalization of Sufi zawiya / Valentina Fedele -- 4. Contesting Vision of Modernity? The case of Tanjung Bunut Mosque / Khairul Hazmi Zaini -- Section III. Islamic Architectures of Nation Building: 5. Representing people through Islamic Architecture in Pakistan / Farhan Karim -- 6. Is there moderation in ostentation? Architectural sectarianism and Lebanese Islamisms (2008-2018) / Ward Vloeberghs -- Section IV. Public Spaces / Islamist Subjectivities: 7. Monument to an Alternate Islamist Movement: Hosseinyeh Ershad and its Legacy / Pamela Karimi & Saba Madani -- 8. Islamist Urbanism and Spatial Performances in Indonesia / Abidin Kusno -- Index.
- "This book sheds light on a particular facet of the link between politics and Islam through the analysis of the relationship between Islamism and the built environment. The relationship between Islam and politics has always been controversial; yet, it has possibly never been as controversial as it is at the current moment. This new, edited volume sets to explore the interactions between Islamisms and the built environment through issues such as: Spatial negotiations between nation and Islam in the definition of national identity. Everyday spaces and the making of Islamic milieus. The role of Islam in the making (and/or remaking) of state ideology via architecture and urban planning. The influence of globalization and transnational links on the spatial manifestations of Islam(ism). Transnational architectural exchanges through global Islam. It expands on these issues through case studies analysing the role of the built environment and the urban realm as major mediums in the making of Islamist politics. The case studies incorporate manifestations in Muslim-dominated countries including those where Islam has been at the heart of state ideology (Pakistan and Brunei), those with influential grassroots Islamist networks (pre-revolutionary Iran and Indonesia), those that identify with Islam through global exchanges (UAE, Kazakhstan and Turkey) and countries where Islam is an increasingly significant reference utilized by political actors (Algeria and Lebanon). This book will appeal to students and scholars of architecture, urban studies and cultural studies as well as those interested in the social and political aspects of the built environment"--
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- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Biographical Note:
- Bülent Batuman is Associate Professor of Architecture at Bilkent University, with joint appointment in the Department of Urban Design and Landscape Architecture and theDepartment of Architecture. He studied at the Middle East Technical University (Ankara, Turkey) and received his PhD in History and Theory of Art and Architecture from the State University of New York at Binghamton, USA. His research areas include social production and politics of the built environment, history and theory of modern architecture and urbanism, and urban politics. His current research focuses on the architectural politics of Islamism, and his latest book, New Islamist Architecture and Urbanism: Negotiating Nation and Islam through Built Environment in Turkey, was published by Routledge in 2018.
- Endowment Note:
- Sylvia Stein Memorial Libraries Endowment
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