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Restructuring locality: practice, identity and place-making on the German-Polish border: Special issue ed. by Nina Glick Schiller and Garbi Schmidt

Publikation: Forskning - peer reviewTidsskriftartikel

Taking cities as analytical entry points for investigating practice, identity and place-making, this article explores the differential restructurings of locality in the twin cities of Görlitz and Zgorzelec on the German-Polish border. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork, it shows how the local cities′ leaderships are attempting to wrestle the cities out of their downmarket positioning in the global economy. Deploying a performative research strategy of methodological relationalism, the article examines intersections between these cities′ strategies of situating local youth within urban regeneration and cross-border projects and local youth′s preferences for engaging in other kinds of place-making. By ‘seeing’ the cities in border regions through practices of place-making within the multiscalar processes of urban regeneration, new insights about ‘place’ are generated in which city branding is not the only kind of local restructuring to be acknowledged
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftIdentities - Global Studies in Culture and Power
Vol/bindVolume 23
Tidsskriftsnummerissue 1
Sider (fra-til)pages 66-83
Antal sider16
ISSN1070-289X
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 15 mar. 2016

    Forskningsområder

  • Det Humanistiske Fakultet - performativity, methodological relationalism, practised space, place-making, rescaling, German-Polish border

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