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SpringerBriefs in Education

Learning the City

Cultural Approaches to Civic Learning in Urban Spaces

Editors: Sacré, Hari, De Visscher, Sven (Eds.)

  • Enriches understanding of culture as a communication process and therefore a constitutive element of our cities
  • Broadens understanding of urban education by applying a cultural studies framework
  • Creates awareness in a close relation to specific urban contexts through knowledge and theories
  • Describes a cultural understanding of civic learning, reclaiming pedagogy as a central category of cultural politics in cities
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This book explores a cultural understanding of cities and processes of civic learning by scrutinizing urban educational topics from a cultural studies perspective. This book approaches the city as a cultural fabric that consists of social, material and symbolic dimensions, and describes how civic learning is not an accidental outcome of cities but an essential component through which citizens coproduce the city. Through a combination of theoretical development and methodological reflection the chapters in the book explore three interrelated questions addressing the relationships between culture, learning and the city: How does civic learning appear in urban spaces? How does civic learning take place through urban spaces? How are urban spaces created as a result of civic learning?

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • A Cultural Perspective on the City

    Sacré, Hari (et al.)

    Pages 1-17

  • Geographies of Hanging Out: Playing, Dwelling and Thinking with the City

    Pyyry, Noora

    Pages 19-33

  • Storytelling in Urban Spaces: Exploring Storytelling as a Social Work Intervention in Processes of Urbanisation

    Sacré, Hari (et al.)

    Pages 35-49

  • The Inner City Skater Facility—Playground or Control Mechanism? On Urban Youth, Civic Learning and Pedagogical Dilemmas

    Frostholm, Peter Hornbæk (et al.)

    Pages 51-65

  • Space Is More Than Place: The Urban Context as Contested Terrain of Inclusive Learning Settings for Adults and Arena of Political Subjectivation

    Schreiber-Barsch, Silke

    Pages 67-81

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
price for Mexico (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-46230-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $69.99
price for Mexico
  • ISBN 978-3-319-46229-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Learning the City
Book Subtitle
Cultural Approaches to Civic Learning in Urban Spaces
Editors
  • Hari Sacré
  • Sven De Visscher
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Education
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-46230-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-46230-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-46229-5
Series ISSN
2211-1921
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 98
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 illustrations in colour
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